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subject: Is China’s QR-code ban about security or lost revenue?

China’s central bank recently suspended mobile payments initiated through QR codes amid security concerns regarding the identification process involved with those transactions. The bank’s decision immediately affects China’s two largest third-party mobile-payments providers in Alibaba Group Holding, which operates Alipay, and Tencent Holdings Ltd. On the surface, the bank’s edict could very well be based […]


[Worth Reading] CNCERT Weekly Report July 1-7 2013 –

¬†While stumbling across the internets and through Chinese government sites, I found CNCERT’s site which has a wealth of interesting information on what’s going on in Zhong Guo. [image: Inline images 1] These are the summary metrics from the report’s front page and if I ever get less lazy, I’ll grab some historical reports and […]