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China piracy spurred Apple to action: WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON — Apple set up a global security team three years ago to combat rampant counterfeiting of the iPod and iPhone in China, according to a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. The California-based gadget-maker hired away employees from the drug company Pfizer who led a crackdown on pirate Viagra…

China closes two fake Apple stores

Chinese authorities have closed two fake Apple stores in the country’s southwestern Yunnan province, state media reported Monday, following a storm of publicity over the rip-off shops. An investigation of 300 IT stores in the city of Kunming found five outlets using the Apple trademark without the US giant’s permission,…

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