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First Chinese iOS Trojan Xsser mRAT targets Hong Kong activists

First Chinese iOS Trojan Xsser mRAT targets Hong Kong activists

Protesters and activists these days have flocked to social media and mobile technology to circumvent censorship and blockades that prevent their message from reaching other people. But now the tables might have been turned on them. A new trojan malware called Xsser mRAT that infects iOS as well as Android devices has been discovered to be of Chinese origin and is seemingly targeting Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement.

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Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Hong Kong protesters side step censors with mesh networks

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you're likely aware of the massive protests taking place in Hong Kong. What you might be less aware of is the effort being put in to keeping afloat despite censorship efforts: the protestors have started using mesh networks to get around attempts to shut them down.

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China, Apple green-light iPhone 6 sales, starts October 17

China, Apple green-light iPhone 6 sales, starts October 17

China's regulatory body has just given the green light for Apple's latest smartphone generation, approving the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus for use on the country's network bands. And with Apple formally announcing the launch date for the smartphones in China, the iPhone 6 could reach yet another world-breaking sales record, which already sold 10 million units on its first weekend alone.

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Report: Students being forced to work in Chinese factories

Report: Students being forced to work in Chinese factories

A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that teens in China are being forced to work long and hard hours in factories assembling gadgets for well-known companies. This is in violation of Chinese regulations, but sadly not the first time such issues have arisen.

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Like Google, DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China

Like Google, DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China

Here’s an interesting one: China is blocking DuckDuckGo. the very private search engine, and newly found option in iOS 8, is reportedly being blocked in China. In response to a Twitter question asking why a device with iOS 8 — and DuckDuckGo enabled — wouldn’t connect to the search engine, CEO Gabriel Weinberg acknowledged the Chinese stiff-arm.

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Xbox One’s China launch bumped toward end of year

Xbox One’s China launch bumped toward end of year

As of this past summer, Microsoft had announced plans to launch the Xbox One in China on September 23, bringing its latest console to one of the largest markets it could target. Unfortunately for those hoping to grab it next week, the company has announced it must extend the launch date farther into the year.

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Nexus 9 keyboard folio possibly outed in China

Nexus 9 keyboard folio possibly outed in China

By now, the Android version of the iPad mini — the Nexus 9 — is a foregone conclusion. We’ve seen enough leaks and such to make us believe it’s coming this Fall, so this bit of info falls right in line with the rest. A peripheral keyboard, which may be a cover, has come under the Chinese version of the FCC.

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Chinese city has special path for smartphone users

Chinese city has special path for smartphone users

We’ve all seen that person walking around, more interested in their smartphone than the real world. They (mostly) dodge obstacles by glancing up at the last moment, and roundly annoy everyone around them. A city in China has stepped in to corral those folks, giving them their own space to saunter about aimlessly.

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OUYA rumored to be looking for buyers to save it

OUYA rumored to be looking for buyers to save it

Remember the new partnership between OUYA and Chinese OEM Xiaomi reported last month? Apparently, that isn't the only thing the two have been talking about. Sources are now claiming that the gaming startup is currently engaged in acquisition talks with big Chinese companies, painting a rather dreary picture for the former darling of Android gaming.

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei has just teased its September 4 IFA 2014 press event but China's TENAA agency is already revealing what is believed to be the Ascend Mate7 well ahead of time. The details laid out for everyone to see closely matches the rumors, save that of the variant that is believed to have a higher resolution screen.

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Amazon’s latest business move: Shanghai’s free-trade zone

Amazon’s latest business move: Shanghai’s free-trade zone

Amazon announced today that it will be coming to the Shanghai free-trade zone soon, something that will potentially boost its sales in China. According to the Internet retailer, a deal has been penned with the related authorities, and it is slated to launch a logistics warehouse to "experiment with financial innovation," among other things.

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Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony, who makes cameras and smartphones among other things, seems to be bent on appealing to the nascent selfie generation. This time, however, it might just be taking things a bit too far. Leaked photos coming from China betray the fact that the OEM is working on yet another selfie-centric device, but with a rather ridiculous looking design.

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