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Apple apologizes for warranty issues in China, will look to improve customer satisfaction

Apple apologizes for warranty issues in China, will look to improve customer satisfaction

Apple hasn't been all that popular in China as of late. The Cupertino-based company is under fire in the country for what customers are reporting to be unfair warranty and repair policies on Apple's products. However, in what is his second public apology, company CEO Tim Cook apologized for the recent burdens, and announced plans to improve warranty and repair policies in China.

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Provision restricts US government Chinese purchases due to espionage worries

Provision restricts US government Chinese purchases due to espionage worries

Late last year, there was quite a bit of hoopla over whether the Chinese government was using devices from Chinese manufacturers such as ZTE and Huawei to spy on other nations. The manufacturers denied the claims, but it set off a firestorm of debate, and Canada moved to ban the devices. Now the US has slipped a review process into law to help safeguard against such attacks.

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Top Chinese university linked to Chinese hacking group

Top Chinese university linked to Chinese hacking group

Faculty members at one of the top universities in China have been linked to the People's Liberation Army Unit 61398, the same group that has been accused of hacking several U.S. based companies as well as several media outlets. The university in question, Shanghai Jiaotong University, is a prestigious school known for its successful graduates, most who end up doing well in politics and in business.

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Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

If there's one technological breakthrough China's government thinks it needs right this second, it's their own operating system. Or more control over the internet - but that's (perhaps) besides the point. Today the big news is the Chinese government signing a deal with Canonical, the creators of the OS Ubuntu, to create their own home-grown operating system to "wean its IT sector off Western software in favor of more home-grown alternatives."

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Eric Schmidt calls on Internet save China from itself

Eric Schmidt calls on Internet save China from itself

This week the executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt let it be known that he's fearful of the control China keeps over its citizens in regards to the internet - and has called upon the rest of the world to have a discussion about what that country's handling of the web means for us all. Saying China's censoring and control of the internet is currently "the most egregious example" of a country keeping a fierce grip over its citizens access to the web, Schmidt made it clear that the recent hacking of the New York Times was an example of a very negative pre-cursor to Chinese citizen fear. This chat occurred at the Big Tent Activate Summit in New Delhi, India, this week with Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger.

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China’s CCTV attacks Apple’s and Volkswagen’s customer service policies

China’s CCTV attacks Apple’s and Volkswagen’s customer service policies

China's most powerful TV program, China Central Television, controlled by the country's government, aired a 2-hour show that attacked both Apple's and Volkswagen's customer service policies in the country. CCTV aired the broadcast in celebration of World Consumer Rights Day, held every year on March 15th. The company has attacked several, major corporations in the past, including Mcdonalds, KFC, and a French retailer named Carrefour.

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China agrees to discuss cyber security with U.S.

China agrees to discuss cyber security with U.S.

China is willing to talk with the United States about the ongoing cyber security issues that have befallen them recently. It's been a back and forth war between both the United States and China. The U.S. accused China of hacking into various businesses and news sites, while China insists that they have been the victims of many cyber attacks as well, many of the attacks which supposedly came from the U.S.

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US tells China it must put an end to cyberattacks

US tells China it must put an end to cyberattacks

China has been the source of many cyberattacks against US organizations, businesses and media companies, many of which revealed earlier this year the extent of the attacks they suffered. Some such companies include The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. In response, the White House has called for China's government to put an end to its cyberattacks, and to instead act in accordance to “acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace.”

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