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Chinese surfers see red over Microsoft black-outs

Chinese surfers see red over Microsoft black-outs

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Chinese Internet users have expressed fury at Microsoft's launch of an anti-piracy tool targeting Chinese computer users to ensure they buy genuine software.

In a related story…

An angry Chinese lawyer accused Microsoft of perpetrating the biggest ever hacker attack in response to the software giant's controversial move to trigger hourly screen blackouts on computers using pirated copies of Windows XP.

But, along with pirated software: And now the Manchurian microchip

The geniuses at Homeland Security . . . would be remiss not to make you aware of the hottest topic in U.S. counterintelligence circles: rogue microchips. This threat emanates from China (PRC) -- and it is hugely significant.

The myth: Chinese intelligence services have concealed a microchip in every computer everywhere, programmed to "call home" if and when activated.

The reality: It may actually be true. ;-)

http://www.china.org.cn/china/national/2008-10/21/content_16646396.htm

Urs


 

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