Many technology experts would agree that there has always been a cold war going on between the United States and China as both compete to gain supremacy in the field of information technology. However, The New Digital Age written by Google’s Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt has created lot of controversy and debate in the technology industry where Schmidt has called China a menace to the world of internet.
The new book co-authored by former State Department Jared Cohen clearly points out China as one of the top countries that makes use of cyber crimes and supports hacking for its economical and political advantage. The book is yet to be released because The Wall Street Journal is reviewing the book at the moment.
Eric Schmidt bluntly singles out China as one of the countries that understands the importance of internet technology and a country that knows how to misuse its power to achieve political gains from it. Schmidt said that he sees China as a global threat especially in the cyber world where the country supports various acts of cyber crimes and hackers.
He also targets various Chinese authorities that have been trying to stay sophisticated but makes illicit use of the information technology that they have. The book also compares the corporate values in the companies between both countries where US corporate firms will not be able to win the cyber war.
Eric Schmidt indicates that the situation in the United States differ from one that is in China because United States will not take the same path of digital corporate espionage. The book also highlights that the legal and cyber laws are stricter in the United States compared to China which also makes the difference.
While there is lot of debate happening around this book China has clearly denied any allegations in regards to hackings happening in the United States.