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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Testifies About ‘Virtual Currency’ Project

WASHINGTON—Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded to lawmakers that the company is “not the ideal messenger” for its worldwide cryptocurrency project dubbed “Libra,” which aims to allow users to make payments with their smartphones, and said he supports a delay of the venture until regulatory concerns are adequately addressed. In a five-hour hearing on

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Criticizes Chinese Censorship in New Speech, A Turnaround from Past Attempts to Please Chinese Officials

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg—who in the past openly pandered to Chinese officials, likely in an effort to ensure the social media giant’s entry into the Chinese market—recently made a speech at Georgetown University in which he criticized the Chinese regime for its internet censorship, striking a remarkably different tone. Chinese state-run media reported that back in

Cybersecurity Firm Details How China Hacked Western Firms to Steal Aviation Tech

A new report by technology firm Crowdstrike has exposed how China engaged in a coordinated hacking operation involving intelligence officers, underground hackers, security researchers, and staff at foreign companies whom they recruited, in order to fulfill its development goals. After looking over several Department of Justice indictments from August 2017 to October 2018, Crowdstrike concluded

Apple Pulls Hong Kong App Amid Chinese Regime’s Pressure

Apple removed an app from its App Store that provides real-time updates for Hongkongers about police and protester movements on Oct. 10, becoming the latest international brand that has caved to pressure from the Chinese regime. The dynamic, crowd-sourced app HKmap.live has become popular for helping people to navigate through the tear gas-filled streets in Hong

Apple Comes Under China’s Wrath After Approving Hong Kong App

Apple became the latest international firm to come under the Chinese regime’s wrath—for approving an app that can track the movements of Hong Kong police and protesters. For over four months, Hong Kong, a former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule in 1997, has been rocked by ongoing protests calling for democracy and opposing

Senators Calls Out Huawei Threat in Letter to Microsoft

Five U.S. senators wrote to Microsoft on Oct. 7 concerning the “real and urgent” threats posed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The letter was a response to Microsoft President Brad Smith, also the U.S. software developer’s chief legal officer, who said in a Bloomberg Businessweek interview that the U.S. regulators should provide more evidence to

Apple Rejects App that Tracks Hong Kong Protesters and Police

Apple has rejected an app that tracks the movement of Hong Kong police and protesters during the ongoing pro-democracy movement. The app, HKmap.live, gives users a map of protests in real time and alerts users to issues such as police presence, the use of tear gas, or closures of metro stations. Officially launched in August, the crowd-sourced app

Google Censors, Shadowbans, and Blacklists Alternative Health News

Commentary What if I told you that social media platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself? Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and

Google Achieves ‘Quantum Supremacy’ That Will Soon Break All Encryptions

Bitcoin plunged  by 15 percent as the tech world begins to realize that Google achieving “quantum supremacy” computing threatens all financial and military cyber-security. TradingView data reported on Sept. 24 that Bitcoin crypto-currency on the Binance exchange crashed from $9,352.89 to about $7,800 in less than an hour trading, before closing at about $8,568. The

2,100-Year-Old ‘IPhone’-Like Belt Buckle Found In Siberia, Reports Say

A 2,100-year-old belt buckle has been described as “iPhone-like,” leaving an archaeologist in amazement. Archeologist Pavel Leus, who discovered the item in Tuva, Russia, said it resembled a modern-day smartphone, reported the Siberian Times. He also named the skeleton found near the item “Natasha.” ‘‘Natasha’s’ burial with a Xiongnu-era iPhone remains one of the most

Google’s China Ties in AI Research Eyed

Google’s connections to China have come under scrutiny after U.S. President Donald Trump in late July said his administration would look into allegations that Google was working with the Chinese government on projects that could threaten U.S. national security. “There may or may not be National Security concerns with regard to Google and their relationship

6 Secrets Hidden Inside Your Android OS Device That Most People Will Never Discover

While Apple can pride itself on having introduced the very first smartphone, the iconic iPhone, in 2007, these days companies that use the Android operating system like Samsung have a bigger global market share. Even in the United States, a clear majority of the population uses phones with Android OS rather than iOS, according to Statista. But while

Is Huawei Now Spying in the Cloud?

While the U.S. government attempts to unwind its reliance on Huawei networking equipment, the dimensions of Huawei’s threat to U.S. intelligence and technology IP continues to grow. In fact, according to Gary Frost, former Chief Technical Officer of NexGenEx Telecom Equipment and current CTO/Managing Partner of FastPath NexGenEx Global Networks, the risk has risen to a whole new

A mobile phone screen displays the icons for the social networking apps Facebook and Twitter on March 22, 2018. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)

China Weaponizes Social Media to Sway Perceptions on Hong Kong Protests

The continuing protests in Hong Kong are highlighting how the Chinese regime uses Western social media to push its propaganda in a bid to shape public opinion abroad. Last week, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube suspended hundreds of accounts linked to a Chinese regime information operation seeking to undermine the protest movement in Hong Kong. In addition, Twitter banned state-controlled

Big Tech, AI, And The Fight Against Mass Violence

Big Tech, AI, And The Fight Against Mass Violence

Commentary Where is Big Tech in the pursuit of ending mass violence? It’s a question that more and more public policymakers are asking. The premise is simple: When Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube host speech on their platforms, and, at the same time, can filter, censor, and even harvest the speech of users using algorithms and

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Upcoming Film ‘Claws of the Red Dragon’ Seeks to Expose Huawei’s Role in Beijing’s Tech Ambitions

An upcoming film set to be released in fall seeks to shine a light on the connection between telecom giant Huawei—the world’s second-largest smartphone maker by volume—and China’s ruling communist party. The film “Claws of the Red Dragon” is inspired by the arrest of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, at Vancouver International Airport last year at the

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