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China to offer recoverable satellites-as-a-service

China’s told the world it plans to get into the recoverable satellite business. The nation’s launched and recovered satellites since the 1960s. Early missions may have been surveillance efforts that returned films to Earth to provide photographic reconnaissance. More recent missions have allowed experiments to be conducted in …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Mar 2018
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The Great China Tech Panic is just posh xenophobia

Comment Donald J Trump has been stoking xenophobia since he took office as President of the US, aiming his sharpest barbs at China. But he's not alone. Others, with better manners than the president, have too – they’re just more subtle about it. Writing in The Times yesterday, WiReD UK editor David Rowan sounds the klaxon. We must " …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Mar 2018

Russia stares admiringly at itself, flexes internet muscles

The Russian government has again intimated that it is prepared to cut itself off from the global internet, with a presidential aide telling a Russian news network that it is "ready for anything." Russian presidential aide on the internet, German Klimenko, took an unusual tack: he suggested that Western nations would be the …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Mar 2018
A Chinese laundry on the back streets of Shanghai

China ALTERED its public vuln database to conceal spy agency tinkering – research

China has altered public vulnerability data to conceal the influence of its spy agency in the country's national information security bug reporting process. The damning finding from threat intel firm Recorded Future follows months of research examining the publication speed for China’s National Vulnerability Database (CNNVD …
John Leyden, 12 Mar 2018

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'

If you read the New Zealand Herald, you're (a) probably a Kiwi, and (b) building a bunker because you expect a Chinese space station to drop on your head. Or you could be a Newsweek reader, in which case you're digging bunkers because it's going to drop on your head, not some Kiwi's. If you're in Western Australia, you're …
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Brit semiconductor tech ended up in Chinese naval railgun – report

A Chinese firm's buyout of a British semiconductor company may have directly led to China developing railgun weaponry and electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapults for its navy, according to reports. An anonymous source, identified as a former Dynex exec, told The Sunday Times that the acquisition of Dynex Semiconductor by …
Coal miners

Year-old vuln turns Jenkins servers into Monero mining slaves

Here's a salutary reminder why it pays to patch promptly: a Jenkins bug patched last year became the vector for a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency mining hijack. A campaign security researchers dubbed “JenkinsMiner” exploited CVE-2017-1000353, a deserialisation bug first disclosed with fixes by the Jenkins team in April …
Royal Navy frigate HMS Richmond, Type 23. Crown copyright

South China waters are red, Brit warships are blue, HMS Sutherland's sailing there

A British warship has set sail for the South China Sea, paving the way for aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to do the same thing in three years’ time. HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 frigate, will sail through the disputed region on her way home from Australia, as much to fly the flag in foreign climes as to carry out a dry run …
Gareth Corfield, 14 Feb 2018
Bitcoin ban

Why is Bitcoin fscked? Here are three reasons: South Korea, India... and now China clamps down on cryptocurrencies

China has become the latest nation to attempt to cripple crypto-coin trading within its borders. Banks on the mainland have informed state media they will "step up measures" to eliminate citizens trading in cryptocurrencies using overseas websites, with the help of the Middle Kingdom's Great Firewall, in addition to the …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Feb 2018
Beam of light

China flaunts quantum key distribution in-SPAAACE by securing videoconference

China has revealed more detail of its much-hyped satellite quantum key distribution network. In a paper published at Physical Review Letters, Liao Shengkai of University of Science and Technology of China and other researchers describe the experiment in which they passed quantum-created keys between Xinglong and Graz in …

Yay, it's power play day: Conaway prays USA says 'no way' to Huawei

A law bill introduced into the US House of Representatives would, if passed, ban Uncle Sam's agencies from using stuff made by Chinese mobile giants ZTE and Huawei. The proposed legislation, drafted by Rep Mike Conaway (R-TX), would bar government staffers from purchasing or operating any hardware, software, or services from …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Jan 2018

Apple hands Chinese iCloud to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry

Apple has announced it will hand over iCloud operations in China to government-owned local partner Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry (GBCD) on February 28. Apple has made the move to comply with Chinese government policy, that demands domestic operators own foreign services' data centres so that data on Chinese citizens is …

Of course we don't spy on our users, giggles China's WeChat

The owners of Chinese social media app WeChat have denied they are monitoring the service or keeping chat logs for government surveillance – despite evidence to the contrary. WeChat was accused of the obvious thing by prominent Chinese businessman Li Shufu, owner of car manufacturing multinational Geely Holdings. Geely owns …
Chairman Mao exhorting chinese workers to do their utmost for the nation

China reboots internet conference with keynote from Cook

China's efforts to reboot an annual internet conference have received a big boost with a keynote from Apple CEO Tim Cook and the attendance of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The World Internet Conference held in historic Wuzhen, just outside Beijing, was started in 2014 as a way for China to exert greater influence over internet …
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Chinese IT security bods accused of siphoning US GPS, biz blueprints

Three Chinese nationals went on a six-year hacking spree against American targets, siphoning financial reports and tech blueprints, US prosecutors allege. Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao and Xia Lei, all thought to be residing in the city of Guangzhou, China, stand accused of eight counts of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and …
Iain Thomson, 28 Nov 2017
Great Hall of the People, seat of Communist party government in Beijing, China. Photo by Shutterstock

China plots new Great Leap Forward: to IPv6

China has claimed it invented IPv6, according to state-controlled newswire Xinhua. The outlet on Sunday reported the Middle Kingdom's plan to ramp up IPv6 adoption. That plan has probably been implemented because, with more than 700 million Internet users at the end of 2016, China has likely struggled to find sufficient IPv4 …
Smartphone showing Chinese flag

Apple: Sure, we banned VPN iOS apps in China, but, um, er, art!

Apple has told the US government it cooperated with China's demands to block VPN services so it could get other concessions from the Middle Kingdom on human rights. The Cupertino watchmaker said in a letter [PDF] to Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-Zodiac) that while it did cave to China's demands it axe VPN apps …
Shaun Nichols, 22 Nov 2017
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AWS sells local Chinese infrastructure to local partner Sinnet

Amazon Web Services has sold some of its infrastructure in China. Financial newswires report that AWS' local partner, Beijing Sinnet, has acquired Amazon's local operations for about US$300m, with news of the deal appearing as a filing on the Shenzen Stock Exchange on Monday. An early version of this story reported an …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Nov 2017

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