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Why China's Twitter Alternative is Winning the Popularity Race

Posted on May 22, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Have you ever heard of Weibo? Most people in the UK probably haven’t, but the Chinese alternative to Twitter has 313 million monthly active users, 92% of which use the social networking platform every day on their mobile devices.

Twitter has 317 million monthly active users, so Weibo will soon overtake it in the popularity stakes, but what’s the secret behind this Chinese alternative’s success?

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Chinese Officials Say the Great Firewall is Too Strict

Posted on May 18, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Over the last few years, China has become renowned for not only its strict culture but its highly-regulated online world too. The most notorious part of this online regulation being the ‘Great Firewall of China’ –the Chinese government’s firewall which regulates its domestic internet.

Two decades after its implementation, the government believe it has protected Chinese internet users’ privacy and national interests. However, some officials are now suggesting the regulation and censorship has gone too far.

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Maytech’s China Monthly Update – April 2017

Posted on May 05, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

It’s a new financial year, so for many in the UK that means a refresh of budgets and a chance to invest in encrypted email, data acquisition and secure file transfers to China. But, what’s the latest from the other side of the world?

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Is China Launching a New National Intelligence Law?

Posted on April 18, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

As the owners of one of the most restricted and censored public internets in the world, China’s file sharing issues are just as notorious as its well-publicised laws and legislation.

However, in March 2017, a new national intelligence law was announced. Will this improve online security or simply increase the China file sharing headache? I take a look:

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The UK and China Agree on Cyber-Security Coordination

Posted on April 13, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In a meeting of minds on the 17th February 2017, China and the UK agreed to cooperate on the cyber-security issues that face both nations.

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Is China’s Industrial Internet Security Failing?

Posted on April 09, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Internet security has always been a high priority for Chinese officials, and things are set to step up a notch as the nation begins its highly-publicised development of its industrial internet.

However, the president of China’s biggest internet security company has recently revealed his nation’s industrial internet is falling behind the ‘regular’ commercial internet in terms of security.

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Maytech’s China Monthly Update – March 2017

Posted on March 31, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

With the new financial year here, business is booming but are there any recent developments hindering secure file transfers with China? Here’s a round-up of the latest cybersecurity news from Asia.

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Which of Your Favourite Websites Are Blocked in China?

Posted on March 03, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

It’s no secret that many websites that the average Westerner visits on a daily basis are blocked in China. With its strict online censorship, the nation believes it is protecting national security, as well as preventing ‘dangerous’ Western ideologies, fashions and anti-state sentiments from being viewed or discussed on the internet.

Read more:Is the Great Firewall of China Threatening Business?

Here we’ve created a brief outline of the types of sites you may struggle to access when visiting the nation:

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Is China's Censorship Extending to Apps?

Posted on March 02, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In January 2017, China ordered Apple to remove the New York Times app from its app store as part of a major crackdown on apps used within the country.

China then announced that all app stores operating within its borders must register with the Cyberspace Administration. It is hoped this will help in the fight against cybercrime, as well as provide tighter controls over currently uncensored content.

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Maytech’s China Monthly Update – February 2017

Posted on March 01, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

If you frequently send secure file transfers to China, then you may like to read the latest cybersecurity news stories from the People's Republic.

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