Beijing wants foreign tech companies to hand over their source code.
Tech companies are pushing back against China’s controversial new cyber security bill that requires companies to share proprietary source code with Beijing.
According to the Wall Street Journal, under the new regulations, China will require software companies, network-equipment manufacturers and other technology companies to disclose their source codes—the building blocks of computer programs—in order to prove their products cannot be infiltrated by hackers.
However, tech companies are arguing that the disclosure policy does not ensure such safety, and may even heighten the risk of their code falling into the wrong hands. for more read at FORTUNE