IT Modernization

Apple Removes The New York Times From Its App Store in China

The move is the latest indication of a broader government crackdown on the media, and of pressure on Apple itself.

Cybersecurity

China’s Bewildering New Cybersecurity Law Keeps Foreign Tech Firms Out of the Country

The law generally re-affirms the state’s commitment to controlling what technology is used within China’s borders and how it can collect information.

IT Modernization

Alibaba Believes the Future of Mobile Payments Lies in the Veins of Our Eyeballs

Chinese companies in particular have much to gain from investing in biometrics for security.

Emerging Tech

Will Drones Ever Become Mass-Market, Must-Have Gadgets?

At this point, drones have been mostly deployed by military units, logistics providers, and other large enterprises.

Emerging Tech

A Silicon Valley Top Tech Investors Is Backing Donald Trump for President

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor best known as the co-founder of PayPal, has pledged to be a Republican delegate for Trump in the upcoming California primary.

IT Modernization

Uber Introduces Facial Scans to Reduce Driver Fraud

For all its improvements over traditional taxis, Uber’s safety features have been far from perfect.

CIO Briefing

Change to Proposed Chinese Law Would Make Foreign Websites Impossible to Reach

The new regulations, if taken to the extreme, would require that even harmless websites—your mom’s favorite recipes site, for example—be blocked.

CIO Briefing

32 Tech Giants Are Backing Apple in its Fight Against the FBI

If Apple obeys the FBI’s order, it would set a dangerous precedent for the future, briefs claim.

CIO Briefing

Mark Zuckerberg’s Plea for Internet Freedom Means Nothing if he Keeps Kissing up to China

Where was Zuckerberg’s statement when China blocked Instagram, another property owned by Facebook?

CIO Briefing

Microsoft Building New Version of Windows 10 to Appeal to Chinese Government

It’s easy to point to the joint venture as evidence of yet another U.S. tech firm cozying up to Beijing to access the massive market.

Cybersecurity

Facebook Will Now Warn You if Government Tries to Hack Your Account

The company implemented this system because attacks from state-affiliated organizations “tend to be more advanced and dangerous than others."

IT Modernization

Massive Security Breach Hits Apple’s App Store in China

Chinese users who download some of the nation’s most popular apps could find their personal information extracted by hackers, security experts say.

CIO Briefing

The Chinese Government’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Internet

For the Chinese government, things like smartphone apps are a serious threat to the state.