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Bits Special Section: China, a Fish Barrel for Cybercriminals

The naïveté of new Internet users, and an emphasis on bolstering the web’s growth, have left China’s more than 600 million Internet users vulnerable to cybercrime.



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NSA Director: China Can Damage US Power Grid

NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

Chinese Arrests over iOS Malware

Three people believed to have been involved in creating malware that penetrated Apple’s strict controls have been arrested in China. Continue reading

Chinese Social Network Renren Invests In Hong Kong Startup GoGoVan

Chinese social network company Renren has taken a stake in GoGoVan this month, providing the Hong Kong-based startup additional funding for expansion across Asia. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Apple Links China’s UnionPay Cards to App Store

Chinese users can now use China UnionPay cards to buy items in the App Store. Continue reading

The App That Helps The Chinese Masses Mobilize Online

China’s popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that’s difficult in a country with strict government controls. Continue reading

Alibaba, Shrugging Off Slowdown in Chinese Economy, Reports Strong First Earnings

Revenue at the Chinese e-commerce company, which went public in September, rose 54 percent, to $2.7 billion. Continue reading

China Says It’s Developed A Laser To Bring Down Drones

The laser, China said, can destroy small-scale drones flying at a low altitude. The U.S. tested a similar system, last year. It put it aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf. Continue reading

China Denies Shutting Foreign Sites

The director of China’s internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down. Continue reading

Protesters in Hong Kong on Edge as Police Track Their Online Footprints

A man’s arrest over posts about the pro-democracy demonstrations raises concern that the authorities have begun to patrol the Internet.



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Chinese Government Launches Man-in-Middle Attack Against iCloud

Targeting new iPhone users to capture user credentials, monitors find. Continue reading

Chinese Find Number URLs Easier Than Letters

Chinese characters don’t readily work with the English-centric internet. The New Republic’s Chris Beam tells NPR’s Scott Simon that the Chinese use numbers that when pronounced, sound like words. Continue reading

Hong Kong Protesters Flock to Off-Grid Messaging App- 29 September 2014

29 September 2014- The New York Times Hong Kong Protesters Flock to Off-Grid Messaging App

China hacked into Pentagon contractor networks ‘nine times’, US Senate finds- 17 September 2014

17 September 2014- The Guardian China Hacked into Pentagon Contractor Networks ‘Nine Times’, U.S. Senate Finds

Hackers Penetrated Systems of Key Defense Contractors- 18 September 2014

18 September 2014- Help Net Security Hackers penetrated systems of key defense contractors

Chinese Hackers Spied on Investigators of Flight MH370- 21 August 2014

21 August 2014- The Register Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 – report

Community Health Says Data Stolen in Cyber Attack from China-18 August 2014

18 August 2014- Reuters Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

Messages denouncing the “Communist Party Bandits” Parade Across Chinese Televisions in Wenzhou- 1 August 2014

1 August 2014- Foreign Policy Messages denouncing the “Communist Party bandits” parade across Chinese televisions in Wenzhou

Chinese Hackers Extending Reach to Smaller U.S. Agencies, Officials Say- 15 July 2014

15 July 2014- New York Times Chinese Hackers Extending Reach to Smaller U.S. Agencies, Officials Say

Canada Says China Hacked Science Agency Computers- 30 July 2014

30 July 2014- SecurityWeek Canada Says China Hacked Science Agency Computers