IBM Agrees To Give Chinese Government Access To Product Source Code

By 08:58 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments

International Business Machine (IBM) has agreed to give Chinese government access to source code of some of its software products, a go that'll assist the company prove that there are no security risks associated with them.

The access would be provided in a controlled and secure environment, International Business Machine (IBM) said, adding that they won't be sharing any client data with the Chinese government or providing 'back doors' to them.

"Strict procedures are in place within these technology demonstration centers to ensure that no software source code is released, copied or altered in any way," the company assumed in a statement.

This is not the first time a US tech company has agreed to turn over its product source code to the Chinese government for review - back in 2010, Microsoft shared the source code for Windows 7 and some other products with China.




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