Chinese users tire of older social networking sites

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By Michael Kan, IDG News Service | July 28th, 2014 WeChat, a messaging app, is disrupting China’s social networking market. Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services. “The user activity has…

Chinese regulators target Microsoft for office visits

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | July 28th, 2014 Unclear whether an investigation is under way. Officials today from the China government appeared at four Microsoft offices, according to reports from the area, but the purpose of the visits was unclear. Microsoft declined to confirm that an investigation was in progress, saying only that it would…

Hackers inside Chinese military steal U.S. corporate trade secrets

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By David Geer, CSO | July 22nd, 2014 In May, a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted five members of the Chinese military on charges of hacking and economic espionage, according to a May 19 U.S. Department of Justice media release. Per the same release, the targets were six U.S. enterprises operating…

Chinese hackers switched targets to U.S. experts on Iraq

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Computerworld | July 8th, 2014 A sophisticated Chinese hacker group that had been stealing information from U.S. policy experts on nearby Southeast Asia suddenly changed targets last month to focus on the Middle East — Iraq, in particular — security researchers said Monday. The group, called “Deep Panda,” switched from exploiting one area of expertise…