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.

China's new corporate social credit system is a major new threat to data security

Data Privacy and Security

China's new corporate social credit system is a major new threat to data security

China's new social credit scoring system raises a number of questions over corporate data security and integrity.

Why internet censorship would be a fatal blow for Hong Kong PLC, not pro-democracy protesters

Internet

Why internet censorship would be a fatal blow for Hong Kong PLC, not pro-democracy protesters

Why China's decision to block website and app access aimed at Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters may, instead, put Hong Kong's reputation as Asia's pre-eminent business...

Trump hits partial pause on Huawei ban, but 5G concerns persist

Networking & Communications

Trump hits partial pause on Huawei ban, but 5G concerns persist

As Trump and Xi Jinping resume trade talks, what do the announcements from the latest G20 summit mean for the future of the US-China trade war?

Huawei sues the US government as tensions rise

Networking & Communications

Huawei sues the US government as tensions rise

Huawei has launched legal action against the US government. What happens next and what does it mean for the global tech industry?

New cyber security laws could put further strain on foreign companies in China

Security

New cyber security laws could put further strain on foreign companies in China

Amidst the ongoing US-China trade war, new Chinese laws may expose foreign firms to even more cyber security (and censorship) risks.

A rare glimpse inside the Chinese cybercrime underground

Cybercrime

A rare glimpse inside the Chinese cybercrime underground

How much impact does the Chinese hacking community have on Western firms?

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Business Management

How a Washington crackdown on Huawei could backfire for everyone

Acting tough on Chinese firms might seem like a good idea to the Trump administration, but it could come back to bite the US tech industry in the long-term.

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Manufacturing and Process Management

Could Huawei smartphone deal fail spell full-blown Sino-US trade war?

Apple and China tech news stories could have wider implications, not just for IT buyers, but the global economy

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Threat and Vulnerability Management

Why does China spot security vulnerabilities quicker than the US?

Hackers could have a head start on researching exploits that US firms have not yet caught wind of

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