NEWSLETTER: CHINA’S CYBER TRUCE WITH CANADA & WINDOWS 10 NEW UPDATES

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Every major player is working on this technology of artificial intelligence. As of now, it’s benign… but I would say that the day is not far off when artificial intelligence as applied to cyber warfare becomes a threat to everybody.” – Ted Bell (Author)

CHINA SAYS IT WON’T CONDUCT ANYMORE CYBER ATTACKS ON CANADA

THE STORY

New industrial espionage accords get signed between Senior Chinese officials and Canadian intelligence advisor.

WAIT, WHAT?

The headline sure looks misleading to some, but that is exactly what happened in the latest turn of events between China and Canada. According to the new agreement, China will put an immediate halt on all state-sponsored cyberattacks on Canadian private sector. This pact came as a result of recently held talks between Mr. Justin Trudeau and Chinese leader Mr. Li Kequiang, regarding possibilities of probe-free trading.

As per official communique “The two sides agreed that neither country’s government would conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information, with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies or commercial sectors.”

WHY ARE THERE CYBERATTACKS IN THE FIRST PLACE?

While above agreement is now in effect, China has been responsible for stealing tones of intellectual data from the west including tech-firms, industries and pharmaceuticals etc. And this has been happening for years. So their decision to put an end to all such blatant cyberattacks is being viewed by skeptics as a sign that Chinese espionage might become more stealthy.

WILL THIS COMPLETELY STOP CHINESE CYBER INFILTRATION?

This new deal between the two nations however, exclude any state-sponsored attacks on the government or military. Hence, this is strictly prohibited to the Canadian private sector. Nevertheless, according to several officials, this deal might be a stepping stone to curb Chinese espionage that has devastated a lot of industries and companies by leaking confidential data.


LATEST UPDATES FOR WINDOWS 10 MOBILE CONFIRMS MICROSOFT’S FAITH IN THE PLATFORM

THE STORY

Despite of falling out in fact of iOS and Android, Microsoft continues to update its apps and firmware for Windows 10 mobiles.

DIDN’T WINDOWS MOBILE DIE ALREADY?

It is a common belief that Windows mobile has fallen into the abyss after Android and iOS devices pretty much ruled global sales. Nevertheless, this is totally not true as there are a considerable number of Windows phone users across the globe. While the number might be negligible as compared to Android and iOS users, it surely seems enough for Microsoft to release newer updates in the past few weeks.

WHAT CHANGES ARE ON THE TABLE?

There might be a high chance that you’re not a windows mobile user. However, these new updates by microsoft include several improvements and bugfixes that will certainly enhance user experience. Also, users can now easily import their browser settings and cookies from Google to Microsoft edge.

This clearly shows how Microsoft refuses to abandon their loyal customers who’re still using Windows 10 platform for mobile. Therefore Windows users or not, this is a great and uplifting news in an industry where not a lot of companies think twice before stranding their users without notice.

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Akshay Peter

Akshay Luke Peters is a writer and blogger for Systweak Software. He likes to write about off-beat topics and technological awareness. He is also part musician who likes to explore the future of technology in entertainment and popular media.

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