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Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

This week the soon to be released book "The New Digital Age" authored by Google's Eric Schmidt has been reviewed and spilled early by the Wall Street Journal. Their review includes words from the author regarding the future digital dominance of China across our planet, especially as it pertains to the United States in the very near future. This is not the first time Schmidt has predicted political waves crashing in before they've gone ahead and happened - an essay by Schmidt and colleague Jared Cohen called “The Digital Disruption" (published in 2010) correctly predicted Arab Spring (more or less). Could this be the next great digital high tide coming towards us?

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Washington Post added to the list of media attacked by Chinese hackers

Washington Post added to the list of media attacked by Chinese hackers

Following on the heels of the New York Times, Bloomberg News, and the Wall Street Journal, sources have come forward to state that The Washington Post has also been hit by cyberattacks originating in China. The information was provided by individuals said to be familiar with the situation, including a former Post employee. The attacks were said to have occurred over the course of at least four years.

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New York Times repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers

New York Times repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers

The New York Times has revealed that over the last four months, Chinese hackers have repeatedly attacked the company's computer system, something it says coincides with an investigation it published on Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's relatives. With the aid of security experts, the company has stopped the attackers, but not before they managed to get data on reporters and employees.

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China considers lifting video game console ban says report

China considers lifting video game console ban says report

It's hard to believe that gamers in China haven't been able to play video games on a console since 2000. The Chinese government banned all game consoles that year meaning that Chinese gamers have yet to have access to the PS3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii. Chinese gamers have been able to play video games on computers, so at least they haven't been in gaming limbo all this time.

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Developer fired for outsourcing job to China

Developer fired for outsourcing job to China

It might seem like a crazy stunt that you would never think anyone would pull off, but it officially happened. A developer at an undisclosed "critical infrastructure company" was caught outsourcing his job to China for less than one-fifth of his six-figure salary. From there, the developer could sit back and relax.

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Call of Duty Online enters alpha testing in China

Call of Duty Online enters alpha testing in China

The success of Call of Duty in the west is unquestionable, but over in the east it's a bit of a different story. That's particularly true in China, where the games industry is dominated by freemium-type games. Activision, never wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, has changed up the Call of Duty we know and love a bit to make it appeal more to Chinese gamers with today's release of Call of Duty Online.

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