Trump says he wants to get ZTE 'back into business, fast' despite putting a Denial Order in place dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 11:05:09

Donald Trump has caused confusion after using Twitter to indicate that he would like to get Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE "back into business, fast". This is despite the US Department of Commerce banning exports to the company for seven years, something ZTE says left it unable to continue running its main operations. Trump now says that he's working with China's President Xi to help get the...

Les autorités chinoises peuvent retrouver un message effacé de Wechat dans Informatique / Multimedia
Infos-du-net - Actualités 2018-05-05 14:00:00

Le South China Morning Post a découvert un post qui confirme ce que beaucoup soupçonnaient depuis longtemps. Les autorités utilisent WeChat comme outil de surveillance, et peuvent même lire les messages supprimés.

ZTE says Denial Order put in place by the US Department of Commerce is 'unfair' and 'unacceptable' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 16:27:15

Earlier in the week, the US Department of Commerce banned American companies from selling hardware and software to Chinese firm ZTE. The company is understandably unhappy with the US move, and has issued a statement to express its disgust. The US ban was implemented for -- the US says -- a violation of previous sanctions. ZTE says these allegations are simply not true, and has lashed out at the...

US and UK blacklist China's ZTE dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-16 18:46:23

The US Department of Commerce has implemented a ban on American companies selling components to ZTE. The Chinese telecoms firm is being punished for violating sanctions on Iran and North Korea after pleading guilty last year. At the same time, the UK's cyber defense watchdog, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has warned UK telecoms firms that the use of ZTE equipment or services pose a...

Weibo reverses homosexuality policy in China: 'We're no longer targeting gay content' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-16 17:28:23

Following a huge backlash over the weekend, Weibo -- the Chinese equivalent of Twitter -- has announced a reversal of a policy that would have seen gay content banned from the platform. Originally announced on Friday, the "clean-up" operation was due to last three months, and covered violence and pornography as well as homosexual content. Now, however, Weibo has felt the pressure of public outcry...

Weibo bans gay content as part of 'clean-up' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-14 09:46:44

Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo has begun the process of removing gay content from its platform in order to comply with new laws. Violent and pornographic content is also subject to blocking or removal, and a lot of fan fiction has fallen victim. Weibo -- comparable to Twitter -- has 392 million active monthly users, and a three-month campaign is now underway to help create what the...

The best and worst rated countries for internet surveillance dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-02 18:05:00

We all know that some countries censor their citizens' access to the internet. But which are the most intrusive when it comes to online surveillance? Consumer security site Security Baron has created an infographic showing the best and worst, along with those named by Reporters Without Borders as, 'enemies of the internet'. There are many results you might expect, China, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia...

Apple reveals redesigned MFi logos dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-11 16:24:03

Apple has unveiled new logos for its MFi Program. The Made For iPhone/iPad/iPod Program is a certification program used to indicate that third-party accessories meet Apple's standards for quality. Having launched a new set of simplified logos, Apple is giving manufacturers 90 days to switch to the new designs. The change may seem minor, but there are three tweaks worth noting. See also: Apple to...

China manipulates vulnerability data to hide intelligence service involvement dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-09 15:40:29

It's long been known that the Chinese government has links to hacker groups, but new research into the country's national vulnerability database (CNNVD) reveals evidence of data being changed to hide influence by the country’s intelligence service. Research by security intelligence specialist Recorded Future back in November finds that CNNVD is faster than the US national vulnerability database...

China Mobile s'implante en France dans Informatique / Multimedia Solutions mobiles 2018-03-05 11:38:01

Le géant des télécoms entend multiplier les accords avec des acteurs chinois déjà installés sur le Vieux continent et avec des opérateurs locaux.