Microsoft Under Investigation By Chinese Government

Microsoft Under Investigation By Chinese Government (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) –  Earlier today Chinese government officials visited four Microsoft offices in China, following an official investigation into the company.

According to a report from USA TODAY, authorities from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited the company’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu, though no further details were given.

“We aim to build products that deliver the features, security and reliability customers expect and we’re happy to answer the government’s questions,” said Microsoft’s public relations officer, Joanna Li.

Recently, the tech giant has been under fire from Chinese media due to security risks from Edward Snowden’s government surveillance leaks.

In May government offices in Beijing banned users from installing Windows 8 on new computers after one of its broadcasters reported that the operating system was used to gain information on citizens.