On Tuesday, a U.S. federal court ordered Apple to help the FBI gain access to an iPhone 5c used by...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 10, 2015
Last month, the censorship monitoring and circumvention project GreatFire.org was the target of...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 13, 2014
Since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked his trove of U.S. surveillance secrets last...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 12, 2014
Google’s global move toward encrypting search by default, which began last month, was...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 2, 2004
AP reported that the US government is continuing to discourage China from establishing government telecommunications standards: “Now, with China testing competing systems and moving toward its own standard known as TD-SCDMA U.S. policy is to urge governments in China and elsewhere to let companies choose freely. ‘I never met a carrier that didn’t express a […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 21, 2004
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 19, 2004
“China and the United States will square off in Washington on Wednesday (April 21) for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, a forum where officials haggle over trade disputes and promote commercial agendas. For the technology community, this week’s meeting has taken on added importance in light of recent clashes between the […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 10, 2004
Reuters reported today that: “Intel Corp, the world’s largest chip maker, said on Wednesday it will not develop applications based on Chinese encryption standards for wireless computing, taking a hard line in an ongoing dispute between U.S. technology companies and China.” See full report on the Washington Post’s website.
by Jonathan Choi | Mar 4, 2004
“WASHINGTON — In an unusual letter signed by three U.S. cabinet secretaries, the Bush administration urged China to drop a regulation that would limit the import of wireless technologies ranging from pagers to laptop computers.” … “In the letter, delivered to senior Chinese officials late Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Commerce Secretary Don […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 4, 2003
Here is a report from Seattlepi entitled “China pushes network encryption standards” It said “China has ordered equipment makers to use the country’s own encryption standards for wireless networks, ensuring stronger government control and giving domestic manufacturers a slight respite from some foreign competition. The new rules, which took effect Monday, apply to manufacturers at […]
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- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China