Sunday, July 08, 2018

How often can China successfully deny a hand in hacking? Eventually, we expect denials every time and believe none of them. Would silence be better?
Top-ranked Australian university hit by Chinese hackers: media
Australia’s top-ranked university on Friday said it had spent several months fighting off a threat to its computer systems, which media said had been compromised by Chinese hackers.
… Networks at the Australian National University in Canberra, which is home to several defense-focused research units, were breached “months ago” by attackers whom authorities traced to China, said Channel 9 television and Fairfax Media websites, citing “multiple” unnamed security and intelligence sources.

Where else might this happen?
How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar
The social network exploded in Myanmar, allowing fake news and violence to consume a country emerging from military rule.

The competition must be vicious.
Mobike to scrap China user deposit in bike-sharing race
Mobike, one of the world’s biggest bike-sharing companies, is doing away with deposits for all customers in China, amid a fierce battle to win users.
… “The move is designed to establish a no-threshold, zero-burden and zero-condition deposit-free standard for the entire bikesharing industry,” Mobike said in a statement.
The company is also launching e-bikes that can run up to 70 kilometers per charge at a top speed of 20 km/hour.

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