Or so Proview Technology Co. Ltd., the company suing Apple for copyright infringement, with them saying they own the rights to the iPad name in the country. The company, which is based in the southern city of Shenzhen, registered the iPad trademark in January 2000 and still owns the rights to its use in China, citing government archives.

The two companies held talks previously over the transfer of the trademark but had failed to reach an agreement. The reasonable price of the iPad trademark now stood at $US800 million ($A814.17 million). Wow! That is awfully huge! This is big money we are talking about considering Apple’s standing in the tech industry and its hot sales on its “i” lineup of gadgets and devices.

How this will pan out should be interesting. Will Apple give in to Proview’s demands? Or will Proview do something else that Apple may find not favorable to them? Share your thoughts.

Police in China shut down what officials think was the largest training Web site for computer hackers. The Black Hawk Safety Net offered lessons on cyber attacks and sold Trojan software, which allows outside access to a computer when remotely installed, media reports said.

Police arrested three people who ran the Web site and charged 100 to 200 yuan ($14 to $29) for lessons, the China Daily newspaper said. Established in 2005, the site had recruited more than 12,000 paid and 170,000 free members and collected more than 7 million yuan ($1.02 million) in membership fees, the reports said.

Authorities were tipped off to its existence while investigating a cyber attack in 2007. Some suspects arrested in that case were members of Black Hawk. The suspects in the Black Hawk case were arrested under a law revised last year in response to cyber crimes. News from CNN.

I believe the authorities should now make a strong effort and organize a group or department solely for hunting down possible hacking related sites. While sometimes hacking has its good sides, majority of its use is intended for negative purposes.

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