ZTE follows Huawei’s footsteps, opens cybersecurity lab in Brussels

Huawei and ZTE are striving to increase transparency regarding their products in order to mitigate allegations of espionage. It is not clear whether these lab tests will cover re-routing of data through servers located in China, thus compromising unencrypted data. In a significant development, embattled Chinese telecom vendor ZTE opened a cybersecurity lab in Brussels,…

Chinese hackers targeted global telecom companies

U.S.-Israeli cyber security firm Cybereason has been investigating these hacking attacks by Chinese hackers for the last 9 months. On Tuesday, researchers from a cyber security company Cybereason stated, Chinese hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and have stolen large amounts of personal and corporate data. According…

U.S. moves to stop Huawei from exploiting U.S. patent courts

Senator Marco Rubio files legislation which prevents certain companies from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts. In a significant development, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has filed legislation aimed at preventing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts. The move comes after the Chinese company demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1…

China’s Great Firewall blocks news of Hong Kong protests

China’s firewall although broadly effective, is not 100% full proof, content posted on individual accounts were not immediately censored. In a significant development, Chinese censors are working hard to block and erase news of the Hong Kong protests on social media and search platforms. There has been a surge of interests from mainland Chinese users…

Trump meets Apple CEO Tim Cook ahead of imposing new trade tariffs on China

The new wave of tariffs which could go into effect from August 1, is likely to cover consumer electronics, including smartphones and tablets. With U.S. President Donald Trump deliberating whether to make good on his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining un-tariffed Chinese exports to the United States, Trump met Apple’s CEO Tim Cook…

Samsung Electronics prunes production midst falling market share in China

Samsung’s Chinese rivals have increased their respective market share at Samsung’s expense. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd stated it plans on pruning the production of its smartphones in China following a fall in market share. Domestic Chinese rivals have squeezed its share in China to less than 1%. The plan to reduce the output…

Chinese research body China Computer Federation cuts ties with U.S.-based IEEE

China’s massive reaction to the U.S. move of placing just a single company – Huawei – on the Entity’s list only confirms the assessment by various intelligence agencies of the role played by the Chinese government in Huawei. China’s technology research group The China Computer Federation (CCF) has suspended its communications with U.S. based Institute…