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Gmail Users Warned of State-Sponsored Attacks

Google has begun to issue warnings to people whose accounts or computers it believes may have been targeted by unnamed state-sponsored actors. The announcement on the company’s security blog did not specify any particular...

Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery

Central to the recent story of US citizen Ge Xun’s detention in Beijing was his captor’s determination to harvest data from his laptop and other electronic devices, and to obtain login information such as his Twitter...

China’s Alibaba Slams Yahoo! Over Google Support

From the Times of India: China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba on Sunday condemned as “reckless” its partner Yahoo!’s support of Google, which has threatened to pull out of the Asian nation over censorship and...

Rivals fight to bring mobile e-mail to China – Georgina Voss

From UPI, via M&C Tech (link): They have cell phones by the hundreds of millions. Now the international telecom companies are hoping to bring a mobile e-mail service to the 400 million mobile users in China, 10 million of who are also potential 3G subscribers. The road to mobile services in China has so far […]

China outlaws Outlook – Simon Burns

From vnunet.com (link): China has introduced regulations that make it illegal to run an email server without a licence. The new rules, which came into force two weeks ago, mean that most companies running their own email servers in China are now breaking the law. More than 600,000 servers were sold in China last year, […]

Bigger storage pushes more Chinese to get new e-mail

From Xinahua today: “Nearly 10 percent of Chinese Internet users switched e-mail accounts from June to August this year because the service providers offered bigger storage, according to a survey made by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). About 33.8 percent of Chinese Internet users got new e-mail accounts in the three months before […]

Over 100 million emails in circulation per day in China (Xinhua)

“China’s Internet users send 46 million emails and receive 67 million each day, according to the latest figures provided by CCID Consulting, a think tank for the Ministry of Information Industry. But nearly half of the emails in circulation are junk mail, according to CCID Consulting, also one of the leading domestic IT market research […]

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