State experts believe that the operating system is used to grab data about Chinese citizens.
Chinese experts have prepared a state-backed news report that Microsoft’s Windows 8 has been branded a threat to China’s cybersecurity. The report was prepared by China’s CCTV specialists and Chinese government supports them completely.China’s CCTV broadcast a strongly critical story in which experts suggested Windows 8 was being used to grab data about Chinese citizens. It should be recalled that only days after China banned the use of Windows 8 on many government computers.“Microsoft would no longer open its Windows 8 source code to the Chinese government.Read more
The indictment of five Chinese military hackers by a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania illustrates the increasing importance of cyberspace in the great power relationship between the United States and China.
It also shows that four years of talking about cyber-espionage, including at the presidential level, have lead to nowhere. All five of the alleged offenders are purported to be members of the secretive Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army in Shanghai. They are accused of computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses targeting the U.S. private sector. According to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: “This is a case alleging economic espionage by members of the Chinese military and represents the first ever charges against a state actor for this type of hacking.”Read more
Chinese authorities campaigning against anonymity of online video - new regulations apply to video sharing sites and their users.
China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) is implementing a new rule to "prevent vulgar content, base art forms, exaggerated violence and sexual content in Internet video having a negative effect on society.”
From now on, no nicknames are allowed for any video posts, and even more - Chinese users of the major video hosting sites will be required to confirm their real names with an ID card.Read more
Countries of greatest interest to the U.S. are China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan, according to German weekly.
The United States’ surveillance programs included intensive spying on Germany, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. Der Spiegel cited a classified document from the archive of Edward Snowden, the American citizen who fled the U.S. after revealing details of its espionage programs and has received temporary asylum in Russia. According to the report, in April 2013, U.S. officials ranked its espionage targets on a scale of 1 (of highest interest) to 5.Read more