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Chinese state media labels Windows 8 a 'potential threat'

The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.

June 5, 2014

Windows OS 'replaceable' by Chinese counterparts

The ban on Windows 8 by China's central government presents great opportunities for Chinese-originated operating systems, and the key issue now is to build up an ecosystem to feed the growth of these Chinese OSes, reports Xinhua the official news agency in China.

May 22, 2014 by

Huawei's South Korea contract concerns US

Top US officials have expressed concern at reports that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is set to build a new broadband network in South Korea that Washington sees as a possible spying risk.

December 3, 2013

Abbott confirms NBN's ban on Huawei stays

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly confirmed that a ban on Chinese network vendor Huawei participating in the NBN will stay in place.

October 31, 2013

German government refutes Windows 'backdoor' claims

The German government says Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips, used in conjunction, can increase security but have the potential to reduce a user's control over software and hardware. The common-sense advice for government IT experts has been distorted by some observers into wild claims of "backdoors" or spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, or the Chinese.

August 22, 2013

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