Posts Tagged ‘china’

Key Opera Software Employees quit

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

When one key employee quits, that’s a sign of trouble ahead. When four key employees quit, that’s a sign of a disaster in progress.

If you are following members of Opera Software’s Developer Relations team on Twitter or elsewhere, you may have noticed that most announced that they left the company recently or are about to leave it. Bruce Lawson, Andreas Bovens, Shwetank Dixit and Vadim Makeev all announced in the past couple of days that they have parted ways with Opera Software or are about to.

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Opera Software Sale Not Happening … Sort Of

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Given Opera’s relatively small market share, I’m kind of surprised that there would be this much interest in buying them out.

According to a report on Reuters, the sale of Opera Software to a Chinese consortium is not going to happen. The deal, approved by company boards and shareholders alike, failed to win regulatory approval by July 15. The takeover bid of $1.24 billion US Dollars for all Opera Software assets by a Chinese consortium that includes Qihoo 360 and Kunlun would move huge amounts of data to China.

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Chinese Hackers Targeted Morgan Stanley

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

It would definitely be interesting to know exactly what kind of information was accessed …

Investment bank ‘hit hard’ by six-month strong attack on its network, within weeks of attack on Google

Morgan Stanley suffered a “very sensitive” break-in by the Chinese computer hackers who attacked Google last year, according to leaked emails from an internet security firm working for the investment bank.

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China’s Great Firewall ‘Not Secure Enough’

Friday, February 18th, 2011

China’s other Great Wall didn’t exactly work out so well either …

Father of internet censorship system says people are using virtual private networks to look at banned websites

The architect of the Great Firewall – the censorship system blocking huge portions of the web for China’s 450 million internet users – says further tightening is needed to halt attempts to overcome its controls.

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Apple Secretive About ‘Polluting and Poisoning’ Supply Chain, Says Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Boy, if even the Chinese are complaining, then things must be pretty bad …

Apple comes joint last among IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by leading Chinese environment groups.

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Redirection of Internet Traffic by Chinese State ISP Worries Experts

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

This story definitely raises a lot of troubling questions …

By Ed Oswald, Betanews

A report delivered to Congress Wednesday says that for a 20-minute period in April, a Chinese state-owned telecommunications firm redirected Internet traffic through its own servers, highlighting concerns over possible ‘sniffing’ of the data within. The traffic included packets from US government and military networks, it claims.

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Did China Divert US Website Traffic?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I wonder if this was really an accident, or if our friends in China are up to something?

Reuters are reporting that traffic for some “highly sensitive” US websites was briefly redirected through China.  In a report by the BBC, the incident, which happened for 18 minutes last April saw China Telecom send out incorrect routing formation.

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China Claims Supercomputing Crown

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This is so ironic in so many ways … About 20 years ago, I used to work for an international company that made PC based test systems. At that time, it was illegal for the company to sell their product in China, because PCs were considered to be “restricted technology” way back then. In retrospect, I think we probably should have stuck with that plan …

This is a title that bounces back and forwards between countries, but now China has claimed the top spot for the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputer.

The title has gone to the country’s Tianhe-1A supercomputer according to a report by the BBC, that is capable of more than 2.5 thousand trillion calculations a second.  It contains a massive 7,000 graphics processors and 14,000 Intel chips.

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Alibaba Leads the Charge for China’s Internet Expansion

Monday, September 13th, 2010

No wonder so much money is being thrown at internet expansion in China; it’s inevitable that someday, the market for online goods in China will be worth billions. It’s also kind of sobering to read that they’ve got an eye on the global market too.

China’s biggest online marketplace launches platform AliExpress as it sets its sights on the US, India and Japan

Perched on stage beside the hulking figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger last weekend, Alibaba boss, Jack Ma, looked slighter than ever. But the entrepreneur did not need the Californian governor’s tips on keeping lean and building muscle. In just over a decade, he has turned a tiny startup into an online titan.

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China demands ID from all buyers of mobile phone numbers

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I’m not sure what I think about this one … on one hand, junk calls are definitely bad, but on the other hand, China’s record on human rights isn’t exactly terrific either.

Government says it hopes junk will be sunk by rules on new numbers, but critics fear more monitoring of citizens

China began requiring identification from anyone buying a new mobile phone number today in what it says is a bid to stamp out junk messages.

But critics say the move gives the government a new tool for monitoring its citizens.

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