Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet for the IDG News Service.

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A new $500,000 iOS bug bounty beats Apple's offer

A security firm is offering up to US$500,000 for information on zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS, surpassing Apple's bug bounty just days after it was announced.

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How Apple and Facebook helped to take down KickassTorrents

It turns out a couple purchases on iTunes helped bring down the mastermind behind KickassTorrents, a popular file-sharing site.

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Edward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

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U.S. seizes domains of KickassTorrents, site's owner arrested

The U.S. has seized domains belonging to KickassTorrents, one of the most popular sites for illegal file sharing, and its alleged owner has been arrested.

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Apple's iPhone 6 faces potential sales ban in China

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is facing a potential ban in China over a patent dispute.

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Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead

Xiaomi led the market, while Huawei came in second.

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Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake Apple iPhones

The supplier was allegedly shipping the fake iPhones to foreign countries

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Pebble seeks to tap the Chinese market

Pebble's CEO isn't worried about Apple Watch, claims the two companies are targeting different consumers.

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China's wealthy expected to crave the Apple Watch

China will be among the first markets where the Apple Watch launches.

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.

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iPhone 6 Plus gaining steam in China

The iPhone 6 Plus is significantly more popular in China than in the U.S., according to AppLovin.

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Chinese phone vendor claims Apple's iPhone 6 looks too similar

Digione has sent a letter to Apple claiming that the iPhone 6 may infringe on its design patent in China.

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Apple strikes App Store deal with UnionPay, China's massive bank card provider

Apple's App Store will now accept UnionPay, China's only domestic banking card provider

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Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Alibaba's Jack Ma also said he was interested in a partnership with Apple

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Foxconn's CEO blames iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' on rivals

Foxconn's CEO had mocked curved screen phones earlier this year