Stories by Owen Fletcher

Apple alters wi-fi in iPhone to use China protocol

Apple appears to have tweaked its iPhone to support a Chinese security protocol for wireless networks, as companies increasingly adopt Chinese government-backed technologies to break into the country's huge market.

Millions in China have no antivirus protection

The massive number of Chinese internet users running no antivirus software increased last year, a survey showed, even though online security risks continued to multiply in the country.

Android largely unharmed in Google-China row

A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.

Alibaba calls Yahoo's support of Google 'reckless'

Alibaba Group, the owner of Yahoo China, rejected as "reckless" a Yahoo statement supporting Google's stance in the country, after Google said it was hit by cyberattacks from China and may cease business there.

China emphasises laws as Google defies censorship

China says foreign internet companies are welcome to operate in the country in accordance with local laws, after Google defied authorities by saying it will end censorship on its Chinese search engine.

Report: Russian gang linked to big Citibank hack

U.S. authorities are investigating the theft of an estimated tens of millions of dollars from Citibank by hackers partly using Russian software tailored for the attack, according to a news report.

Microsoft offers Twitter-style service in China

Microsoft has launched a microblog-style service in China based on Windows Live Messenger, expanding the social-networking functions linked to the chat software in a country where it is a hit.

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