China backs down on Wi-Fi Standards (CNET news)

China agreed today to indefinitely delay implementation of government encryption standards for new wireless equipment, which would have allowed the government to decrypt personal communications over wireless networks.

CNET writes: “China is softening efforts to establish its own Wi-Fi security standard and will adopt stringent new piracy prevention policies as part of a broad trade and technology agreement with the United States, the two countries announced Wednesday. ”

The full report is here.

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