China

China launches first 3D TV channel

"China has marked the 2012 New Year with the start of 3D TV (Three-Dimensional Television) Channel service. After a trial run, the 3D TV will be officially put into operation during Spring Festival later in January. The first stations for the 3D trial are China Central Television, Beijing Television, Tianjing Broadcasting TV, Jiangsu TV and Shenzhen TV. 3D programs will be offered daily from 10:30 am to midnight.

Two Chinese crackers call for code of conduct

"Two Chinese crackers have released a code of conduct calling for the rejection of cybertheft. Gong Wei and Wan Tao, released their "Hackers' Self-Discipline Convention" to the Chinese press and posted it onto the world wide wibble. The document is a moral code that outlines appropriate hacking activities. According to the document, hackers should not obtain money through stealing from the public. Hacking groups will also not spread tools that are meant to take income. It also calls for the public's privacy, especially that of children and minors, should be protected.

Man behind 'Great Firewall of China' pelted with eggs

"The man known as the father of the so-called "Great Firewall of China" was pelted with eggs and shoes by a students protesting against China's draconian online censorship regime, online reports in China claimed."

China Starts Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Project

"The Energy From Thorium blog reports, 'The People's Republic of China has initiated a research and development project in thorium molten-salt reactor technology.

Google shut out in China

"New state backed rival

The chances of the search outfit Google in China getting the sort of market share it enjoys in the rest of the world has suddenly become more remote after the Government backed Xinhua News Agency said it will launch its own search engine.

Wi-Fi key-cracking kits sold in China

Dodgy salesmen in China are making money from long-known weaknesses in a Wi-Fi encryption standard, by selling network key-cracking kits for the average user.

Wi-Fi USB adapters bundled with a Linux operating system, key-breaking software and a detailed instruction book are being sold online and at China's bustling electronics bazaars. The kits, pitched as a way for users to surf the Web for free, have drawn enough buyers and attention that one Chinese auction site, Taobao.com, had to ban their sale last year.

Go Daddy quits China

WASHINGTON: Go Daddy, the world's largest domain name registration company, will cease registering websites in China in response to rules that require applicants to provide extensive personal data, including photographs of themselves.

The company believes the rules are an effort by China to increase monitoring and surveillance of website content and could put individuals who register their sites with the firm at risk.

It says they will have a ''chilling effect'' on domain name registrations.

China Tells Google to Play Nice


China expects Google to follow rules

The saga of Google versus China may soon be ending. The confrontation started when Google revealed that it had been the target of a successful hack that originated within China. At the time, Google said that it was considering vacating the Chinese market over the attack and repeated other attempts to hack its servers and mail accounts.

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