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Archive for March, 2018

China is seeking to become a “cyber superpower”

Supercomputers have their origins in national security. The biggest are still mostly paid for by governments, and continue to bolster countries’ national self-esteem. For decades, it was axiomatic that the fastest of these computers would mostly be American, or at least use American chips. No longer. When Top500, a website, released its latest list of […]

China discourages its hackers from foreign competitions so they don’t help others

China is discouraging its internet security experts from taking part in international hacking competitions because of national security concerns, according to a Beijing-based company that was informed of the decision. Beijing Chaitin Technology Co. was told by the Chinese government at the end of last year not to participate in such competitions, according to a […]