Wall Street Journal
CHINESE FIRM ‘HIJACKED' DATA
According to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, China Telecom unnecessarily rerouted traffic sent to approximately fifteen percent of Internet destinations, including branches of the U.S. armed services, the U.S. Senate and companies such as Microsoft, through servers in China. The incident occurred on April 8 and lasted 18 minutes. China Telecom said it denies “any hijack of Internet traffic”. The commission was unable to determine if the rerouting was done maliciously but said the scope of the incident indicates a certain degree of state support.
APPS PAVE WAY FOR CITY SERVICES IN BAY AREA
WSJ writes that California cities in the Bay Area are leading the way with apps that provide access to government data and services online. There are apps for city-registered trees, public parks and street-cleaning machines in San Francisco, and San Jose offers one allowing residents to bring potholes, graffiti and other issues to the attention of city workers.