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China to make foreign firms reveal secret info

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| Specifically, foreign companies will be obliged to disclose relevant
| products' source code, or a sequence of statements written in computer
| programming language designed to control digital appliances and other
| high-tech products.
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http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business...19TDY01306.htm

Will they also compile it?


Related:

Microsoft-China GSP Deal: Perjury OR Treachery?

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| NZheretic writes "In May, under oath at the antitrust hearing Jim Allchin,
| group vice president for platforms at Microsoft, stated that disclosing the
| Windows operating system source code could damage national security and even
| threaten the U.S. war effort. Now in February, Microsoft signed a pact with
| Chinese officials to reveal the Windows operating system source code. Bill
| Gates even hinted that China will be privy to all, not just part, of the
| source code its government wished to inspect. Either Jim Allchin lied under
| oath, to prevent code revelation being any part of the settlement, OR the
| Microsoft corporation is behaving traitorously, by exposing national security
| issues to foreign governments"
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http://www.linux.com/articles/28048


Gates reveals Windows code to China

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| Microsoft on Friday signed a pact with the Chinese government to reveal the
| Windows source code, making China among the first to benefit from its program
| to allay the security fears of governments.
|
| In addition, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates hinted that China will be privy to
| all, not just part, of the source code the government wishes to inspect.
|
| The Chinese government and military have previously stated their preference
| for the rival Linux operating system because its source code is publicly
| available.
|
| [...]
|
| Last month, it announced GSP agreements with Russia, NATO and the United
| Kingdom. Microsoft is in discussions with more than 30 countries, territories
| and organizations regarding the program.
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http://web.archive.org/web/200304081...04-990526.html


Cryptome: NSA has access to Windows Mobile smartphones

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| First time in history Cryptome.org has released information about the
| characteristics of NSA’s network surveillance.
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http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1028


Dual_EC_DRBG Added to Windows Vista

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| Microsoft has added the random-number generator Dual_EC-DRBG to Windows
| Vista, as part of SP1. Yes, this is the same RNG that could have an NSA
| backdoor.
|
| It's not enabled by default, and my advice is to never enable it. Ever.
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http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...c_drbg_ad.html


Microsoft Cofee brews 'back door' fears

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| The assurances came after reports claiming that Cofee could provide a 'back
| door' into Microsoft operating systems and applications.
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http://www.itnews.com.au/News/75780,...oor-fears.aspx
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