An ongoing spat between Chinese firms Tencent, an instant messaging giant, and antivirus...

|By:, SA News Editor

An ongoing spat between Chinese firms Tencent, an instant messaging giant, and antivirus software maker Qihoo 360 demonstrates China's net users are "a fearsome herd when riled." Tencent suspended its service for Qihoo customers after Qihoo claimed Tencent was scanning users' private data. The result: users are blaming both vendors and have been flocking to (MSFT) MSN Messenger.