Welcome to Azure China 21Vianet

Il che significa che in Cina anche i servizi di Microsoft possono soffrire degli stessi problemi di quelli di Apple (e a naso, pure quelli di Google).

Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet (Azure China 21Vianet) is a physically separated instance of cloud services located in mainland China, independently operated and transacted by Shanghai Blue Cloud Technology Co., Ltd. (“21Vianet”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing 21Vianet Broadband Data Center Co., Ltd.

Non è una bella notizia neanche questa, sia chiaro. Ma pare evidente che per rimanere in quel mercato siano necessari notevoli compromessi.

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Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

Per gli utenti cinesi non è una bella notizia. Nei panni di Apple, non saprei davvero che decisione prendere. Anche se:

When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users’ iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.

I messaggi sono crittografati in maniera tale che nemmeno a Cupertino li possano leggere. Qui c’è un documento riassuntivo delle misure di sicurezza di iCloud, per capire meglio.

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Purism Now Sells the Most Secure Linux Laptops with Heads Integrated TPM Chips

Per quelli che cercano il sistema più sicuro, magari può interessare.

Purism sells security-oriented Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops running PureOS, a Linux-based operating system designed with security in mind and based on Debian GNU/Linux. Earlier this month, the company announced that they’ve managed to boot PureOS with the coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) open-source extended firmware platform, and all new laptop shipments with come with coreboot.

(H/T a Wilson.)

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il nuovo paywall di Wired

Starting today, visitors to Wired.com will be able to read four articles a month, plus a snippet of a fifth article, before Wired asks them to subscribe. A yearly subscription will have an introductory rate of $20 (final pricing is TBD), and will include access to Wired’s website as well as its print and digital editions.

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