China Says That There Will NEVER Be A Trade Deal Until The U.S. Agrees To Their Demands

China Says That There Will NEVER Be A Trade Deal Until The U.S. Agrees To Their Demands By Michael Snyder Unless someone backs down in a major way, this trade war is going to last for a very long time, and the Chinese have made it exceedingly clear that they are never going to back down on the core issues.  So that means that the only way out is for President Trump to back down, and with an election looming in 2020, his advisers are telling him that now is…

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Key Strategies For Avoiding Online Censorship and Cybercrime

Key Strategies For Avoiding Online Censorship and Cybercrime By Nicholas West Internet censorship is ramping up across the globe in a myriad of ways. Whether it’s Facebook/Google/Amazon directing conversation by demonitizing views critical of official narratives; outright government censorship like Australia’s recent visa revocation of controversial speaker David Icke; system-wide restrictions on Internet access as seen in Chad, Africa; or the Great Firewall of China — access to information is becoming as much of a commodity as the information itself. Running in tandem with censorship is the rise of cybercrime…

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Top U.S. General Criticizes Google For Working With China And Not With The U.S.

Top U.S. General Criticizes Google For Working With China And Not With The U.S. By Aaron Kesel The Chinese military was indirectly benefiting from the work Alphabet Inc’s Google was doing in China with Project Dragonfly, according to top U.S. General Joseph Dunford, Dailymail reported. The United States’ top general has claimed that Google‘s work in China is ‘indirectly benefiting the Chinese military’. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hit out at the search engine giant as he spoke during a Senate Armed Services Committee…

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San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network

San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network By MassPrivateI Can you imagine a city in the United States secretly creating a Chinese-style public surveillance network that can identify everyone? Can you imagine that same city secretly creating a Chinese-style public watchlisting network? Well imagine no more because it has already happened. When I wrote about “covert facial recognition streetlights coming to a city near you” last year, I never would have dreamt that my article would become a reality so quickly. A recent article in the…

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Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State By Danny O’Brien Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is China’s largest province, and home to China’s Uighurs, a Turkic minority group. Here, the Chinese government has implemented a testbed police state where an estimated 1 million individuals from these minority groups have been…

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Users Flood Reddit With China Censorship Memes, Balk at $150 Million Investment From Tencent

Users Flood Reddit With China Censorship Memes, Balk at $150 Million Investment From Tencent By Oiwan Lam If you search “China” on Reddit this week, you’ll find a deluge of political memes — from the Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” photo to Winnie the Pooh to the Terminator. These are all in protest of Reddit’s recent decision to let Chinese tech giant Tencent invest $150 million into the company. The top item in a “China” search on Reddit is Tank Man, a news photo taken at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989…

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U.S. Southern Command In Colombia Along The Border, Venezuela Military Moves, U.S. Pulls Out Of INF Treaty; Russia Threatens U.S; China Calls For Calm.

U.S. Southern Command In Colombia Along The Border, Venezuela Military Moves, U.S. Pulls Out Of INF Treaty; Russia Threatens U.S; China Calls For Calm. By Aaron Kesel According to a State Department source, corroborated by a video news report, U.S. troops are already along Colombia’s border. This comes as Venezuela has reportedly moved military armaments and ammunition to Colombia’s border as well. Meanwhile, Russia has threatened the U.S. amid announcing its withdrawal from the Cold War Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, following suit by suspending the agreement. Although it’s not…

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Chinese Authorities Go After Citizens For Using VPNs, Skirting Online Censorship

Chinese Authorities Go After Citizens For Using VPNs, Skirting Online Censorship By Oiwan Lam Two Chinese internet users are currently facing punishment for doing what an estimated 1-3% of people living in mainland China do every day: access the global internet. Among other methods, many internet users in China depend on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to skirt or circumvent China’s “Great Firewall”, the robust filtering system that blocks sensitive information and overseas websites from China’s domestic network. While VPN use is permitted in certain contexts — mainly for government agencies…

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U.S. And China Tussle In South China Sea, China Orders Military “To Be Ready” Test MOAB, Russia and Iran Plan Drills In Atlantic

U.S. And China Tussle In South China Sea, China Orders Military “To Be Ready” Test MOAB, Russia and Iran Plan Drills In Atlantic By Aaron Kesel Tensions are continuing to rise between world superpowers. China has ordered its military to “enhance combat readiness” following a test of a MOAB (mother of all bombs); Russia and Iran are planning drills in the Atlantic; and the U.S. just sailed a Navy destroyer through the contested South China waters. Last week, China’s President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces People’s Liberation Army…

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Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant

Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant By Laura Vidal, Translated by Alexis Faber When Reuters revealed in November 2018 that the Venezuelan government had contracted with the Chinese company ZTE to develop a national biometric identification system, public reactions were mixed. The report stirred outrage both in Venezuela and internationally. But for those who have closely followed the Venezuelan government as it has tightened its grip on people’s data and communications, the report represented another chapter in what has become a very long story. The report…

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