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A China-US Tech War Will Cost the World Dearly

China-US Tech War is on!
China-US Tech War is on!

Beijing has ordered its state-owned companies to cut ties with American consulting firms like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group out of concern that they may leak state and trade secrets to American spooks, according to the Financial Times.

This news came just a few days after the American Justice Department publicly indicted five serving Chinese military officers on alleged corporate espionage charges. The unprecedented US move is part of a broader strategy to hit back at China’s growing cyber-attacks on American companies as well as government agencies.

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China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8, Surprising Microsoft

Windows 8 banned in China
China is banning Windows 8 devices from at least some government IT purchases, in a mysterious move that took Microsoft off guard.

The ban came from China’s Central Government Procurement Center, which posted a brief notice last Friday on new requirements for government tenders. Among the demands is that Windows 8 be excluded from the bidding process on computer purchases.

Microsoft said Tuesday that it was surprised to see Windows 8 referenced in the Chinese government notice. But the company added that it was working to ensure all its software meets government procurement requirements.

“We have been and will continue to provide Windows 7 to government customers,” the company said in an email. “At the same time we are working on the Window 8 evaluation with relevant government agencies.”

Windows 8 usage is still low in China, with less than 2 percent market share, according to Internet analytics site CNZZ.com. The OS was built for touchscreens, but some have complained that Windows 8 offers a convoluted interface that mashes together tablet and PC uses.

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US charges Chinese with espionage

US Justice Department Charges Chinese with Hacking

US charges Chinese with espionage The United States charged five Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies.

This is the first cyber-espionage case of its kind. US prosecutors say the officers stole trade secrets and internal documents from five companies and a labor union.

Those companies were Westinghouse Electric, US Steel, Alcoa Inc, Allegheny Technologies, SolarWorld, and the US Steelworkers Union. ttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27475324