Concerns over U.S. surveillance are apparently leading to a "de-Americanization" of IT environments in Asia-Pacific, specifically China, as governments ban the use of U.S. technology. Is the paranoia necessary?
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ZDNet's Asia senior editor Eileen Yu takes an offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet, where she oversees the site's Asia coverage.
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