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Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

Microsoft’s supremo for China has told state-owned China Daily that Redmond’s ready roll out version of Windows 10 with extra security features demanded by China’s government. “We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10 government secure system. It has been tested by three large enterprise customers,” Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft Greater […]

Tech Giants Push Back Against China’s New Cyber Security Bill

Tech companies are pushing back against China’s controversial new cyber security bill that requires companies to share proprietary source code with Beijing. According to the Wall Street Journal, under the new regulations, China will require software companies, network-equipment manufacturers and other technology companies to disclose their source codes—the building blocks of computer programs—in order to […]

Microsoft, Intel, IBM Push Back on China Cybersecurity Rules

Tough new Chinese cybersecurity rules are providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a regulatory skirmish between U.S. technology companies and Beijing. China is moving to require software companies, network-equipment makers and other technology suppliers to disclose their proprietary source code, the core intellectual property running their software, to prove their products can’t be compromised by […]

Microsoft Turns on Nation State Attack Warnings after China Criticism

Microsoft has finally bowed to pressure and will now warn customers if it thinks their accounts are being targeted by nation state spies, following reports that it had failed to do so in the past to Hotmail users hit by Chinese hackers. Trustworthy Computing vice president, Scott Charney, explained in a blog post that the […]

Apple, Microsoft and Foreign Anti virus products removed from Chinese government procurement list

Apple products join those from Microsoft, Symantec and Kaspersky in being removed from the Chinese Government’s procurement list according to a report from Bloomberg earlier this week. Ten Apple product models, including the iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, were on a June version of the government purchase list, initiated by the National […]

‘Aurora’ Cyber Attackers Were Really Running Counter-Intelligence

Dave Aucsmith, Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, who spoke last week at a government IT conference Microsoft, outlined a starkly different version of the attacks than the assessment that Google offered in the bombshell revelation it made in January 2010. Google had said that the attackers were trying to infiltrate the Gmail accounts of Chinese […]