China Requires More Transparency
On the flipside, the Chinese government now requires more transparency by foreign companies that sell computer equipment to banks in China. Companies wanting to sell to the Chinese market will now need to disclose source code and audits. In addition, these companies must build backdoors into hardware and software. Many business-friendly organizations, including the United States Chamber of Commerce have responded saying that the rules are intrusive and overbearing. Some speculate that this is a way for China to avoid relying on foreign vendors at all.
China’s Also Tightening the Reigns on the Internet
It’s no secret that China has a rather tall firewall built up around Internet access in their country. Now, they’re tightening up their regulations and making the Internet even stricter. This week, China cracked down on VPN services that are frequently used to circumvent the “Great Firewall.” This blocks services, such as Google and Facebook. The automations appear to be more dynamic and automated, making them harder to avoid.
First Reddit Transparency Report Released
Tesla Model X Caught on Camera
The Tesla plant location got a lot of buzz recently. Now, someone caught the new Model X SUV from Tesla on camera making test runs on the Alameda Airport test track. This car is expected to debut in the $35,000 price range. Although the video doesn’t show much, it’s enough to excite car and tech lovers. Stay tuned. It’s set to be released in the last half of 2015.