Phil Muncaster

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Phil Muncaster has been writing about technology since joining IT Week as a reporter in 2005. After leaving his post as news editor of online site V3 in 2012, Phil spent over two years covering the Asian tech scene from his base in Hong Kong. Now back in London, he always has one eye on what's happening out East.

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CYBERCRIME

Why WannaCry might make Microsoft cry in China

China’s reliance on illegitimate software means it was hit even harder than the west

SOCIAL NETWORKS

Facebook and China: There’s only one likely winner

If Facebook attempts to re-enter China it is likely to be onto a loser

INTERNET

China’s Cybersecurity Law: Game over for foreign firms?

Sweeping new legislation in China will restrict firms’ room for manoeuvre

CYBERCRIME

The South China Sea: A new hacking hotspot

Evidence points to China’ new area of focus on its neighbours

STORAGE HARDWARE

Post-Snowden, China’s cold war against foreign tech goes on

The NSA activity revelations have given China a good reason to block US and other foreign technology

HUMAN RESOURCES

Rise of the bots: Why we should be worried by the Foxconn lay-offs

In China, man is being replaced by machine as automation advances inexorably

INTERNET

VPNs: The Cat-and-Mouse Game in China Continues

Why virtual private networks have become so important in China

Blogs

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South African ICT

The thorny issue of internet freedom across Africa

Adrian Schofield sheds light on tech in South Africa

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My day in the Jeff Bezos and Amazon forest

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

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China Rising

Why WannaCry might make Microsoft cry in China

Phil Muncaster reports on China and beyond

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