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Australia, New Zealand, and Allies Say China Behind Malicious Cyber Activity

Australia and New Zealand (NZ) have joined the United States in attributing malicious cyber activity to China’s Ministry of State Security and said they are deeply disturbed by Beijing using criminal contract hackers to back its state-run cyberattacks against targets worldwide. In media releases issued late Monday night, both the Australian and New Zealand governments called out the Chinese regime

US and European Leaders Warn About China Setting Standards on AI

Top U.S. and European leaders recently spoke about how democracies, rather than an authoritarian regime such as China, should set the rules for artificial intelligence (AI). “We cannot let China write the rules of the road around AI,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said at the Global Emerging Technology Summit in Washington on July 13.

CCP Develops AI Technology Aiming for World Military Domination

The Ministry of Education of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has added 37 new undergraduate majors to the universities of China, that will be available for the fall enrolment. More than 25 percent are related to artificial intelligence (AI). Last December, Outlook Institute, one of the CCP’s think tanks, listed AI as one of the primary race

4 Ethics-Breaking Biological Experiments Touted by Chinese Scientists as ‘World Firsts’

Throughout the world, scientific research and experiments involving ethical issues must first pass the scrutiny of ethics committees. In recent years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has conducted many experiments in the field of biomedical and genetic engineering that break human ethical boundaries. China began implementing the Ethical Review of Biomedical Research Involving Humans on Dec. 1, 2016. However, 122 Chinese scientists who co-signed an open letter

Google Sued By 36 states, DC Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Google on Wednesday was hit by a lawsuit from a group of state attorneys over alleged violation of antitrust laws by its Android app store. Attorneys general for 36 states and the District of Columbia sued the Big Tech company in a 144-page complaint filed in a Northern California federal court. The group alleges that

Facebook Now Sending Messages to Some Users Asking About Potentially ‘Extremist’ Friends

Some Facebook users have recently reported being sent warning messages from the social media giant relating to “extremists” or “extremist content.” “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” one message reads. “We care about preventing extremism on Facebook. Others in your situation have received confidential support.” The message also provides a button to “Get

Court Dismisses Federal Government’s Antitrust Case Against Facebook

A federal court has dismissed two antitrust cases that were brought against Facebook, representing a significant setback for federal and state regulators in their attempts to rein in Big Tech. The lawsuits were filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general seeking to break up what they’ve described as Facebook’s monopoly on social networking.

US, Europe, Japan, and Taiwan Stress Tech Supply Chain Partnership at Transnational Forum

As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nations unprecedentedly, the United States, Europe, Japan, and Taiwan are taking collective action to cement their tech supply chain partnership. On June 22, an ad-hoc online forum for this alliance was co-organized by the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), and

Hackers Stole Nearly 26 Million User Login Credentials for Sites Like Amazon, Google, Facebook

Hackers using a custom Trojan-type malware stole nearly 26 million login credentials—emails or usernames and associated passwords—from almost a million websites over a two year period, including from such namesakes as Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter, according to cybersecurity provider NordLocker. The malware infiltrated over 3 million Windows-based computers between 2018 and 2020, with the cyber

Ted Cruz: Facebook Could Be Held Liable for Actions and Correspondence With Dr. Fauci

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Facebook could be taken to court by those users that had their posts about the Wuhan lab (China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology) leak censored, since recently disclosed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci show there was correspondence between him and Mark Zuckerberg, after which Facebook started censoring such information. “But these latest breakthroughs

Human Evolution Theories Face Serious Challenges From Fossils, Study Finds

The origin of humans has always been one of the ultimate questions in science. Ever since Charles Darwin wrote his book “On the Origin of Species,” paving the way for many scientists to reject the idea of divine creation, evolutionists have been trying to find a satisfactory explanation for how humans originated.Darwin himself speculated that

News Break App Founded, Controlled, and Backed by Chinese Entities

Connections between China and News Break, a top news aggregation app in the United States, have been exposed. On May 23, the Boston-based The Wire China website published an in-depth investigation revealing News Break’s deep ties with China. News Break began in 2015, when Jeff Zheng founded Particle Media Inc. in Delaware. Jeff Zheng is also the

‘Location Off Should Mean Location Off’: Google Lawsuit Over Data Collection

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says that Google continues to collect location data even after users turn off tracking on their smartphones and other devices, citing concerns from company employees about its data-collection practices, in the latest update of a lawsuit against the tech giant. According to documents that were submitted in court by Brnovich’s office

Facebook Whistleblower Leaks ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ Censorship Documents

A Facebook whistleblower has leaked documents that appear to expose the tech giant’s plans to censor content that show COVID-19 “vaccine hesitancy.” Whistleblower Morgan Kahmann, a former data center technician for Facebook, revealed his identity in an interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after first coming forward to the investigative journalism non-profit Project Veritas

India Excludes Chinese Companies From Its 5G Trials

NEW DELHI—India has decided to proceed with its fifth-generation (5G) wireless network technology and spectrum trials and has invited equipment makers from various nations—except China. Experts say India is keeping Chinese 5G firms such as Huawei and ZTE out of its massive market because of the border dispute last year and because the exclusion will economically hurt Chinese

Facebook Data From More Than 500 Million Users Found Online

NEW YORK—Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. While the information appears to be several years old, it’s another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set

YouTube Deleted 2.5 Million ‘Dislikes’ From Biden White House Videos, Data Indicates

YouTube has deleted about 2.5 million ‘dislikes’ from videos on the official White House channel of President Joe Biden, according to data collected and posted online by a researcher who wished to remain anonymous. YouTube recently announced that it’s testing a new page design that hides the dislike count. The Google-owned video platform allows users

Supreme Court Rejects Facebook Appeal in $15 Billion Lawsuit

The Supreme Court on March 22 rejected an appeal from Facebook that requested the court intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit that alleged the firm illegally tracked the online activities of its users when they aren’t on the platform, in violation of the federal Wiretap Act. “Facebook’s user profiles would allegedly reveal an individual’s likes, dislikes, interests, and

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