"Nobody other than us gets to spy on our citizens!"
China plans to impose the world's strictest digital privacy rights rules against large corporations like Facebook and Google by requiring them to obtain users' permission before sending any data on them outside the country. The draft rules were put out for public comment on Tuesday and would oblige any company that transfers …
Just ask Microsoft. They made 64 kajillion-bajillion-crajillion dollars selling service to China for the 12 copies of Windows 10.cn that they special built for their government's best wishes for lucky users and citizens of the People's Republic! Also, they want to check out the source code, for, you know, um, security and generally not saying "how did they do that" while copying the method into a "brand new product that we invented here in China; Windoors 10 Creatives Edition." Excelsior!
Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.
The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a crowdfunding campaign.
But one week after his product hit Kickstarter in December 2015, Sherman was shocked to see it for sale on AliExpress—Alibaba’s English-language wholesale site. Vendors across China were selling identical smartphone case selfie-sticks, using the same design Sherman came up with himself.
Sherman had become a victim of China’s lightning-fast copycats. Before he had even found a factory to make his new product, manufacturers in China had spied his idea online, and beaten him to the punch.