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                      by Eric Lendrum  Joe Biden signed an executive order updating the United States’ list of blacklisted Chinese companies, dropping the ban on at least one company that was originally put on the list by President Donald Trump, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Biden lifted the blacklist on...
    The upcoming U.S. government report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (aka UFOs) will only conclude the objects observed by U.S. military are not American origin, The New York Times reported Thursday. Sources told the Times the report due later this month will not rule out foreign or extraterrestrial origins.U.S. intelligence officials have found no evidence a series of...
    OBAMA says UFO sightings by the military “must be taken seriously”, while a retired navy officer warns the “Tic-Tac” vessel has technology 1,000 years ahead of us. Speaking on James Cordon’s The Late Late Show via video link on Monday night, Obama said he had seen the recently-released footage of UFOs harassing US military targets. ...
    Three events on April 11 remind us that cyber-security is a serious issue, not only for America’s safety, but for our prosperity. The first event was the report from Iran that the government’s nuclear facility at Natanz, Iran, buried some 50 yards underground, had suffered a catastrophic explosion. The question: What triggered the blast? The tech...
    Axios Why threats to Taiwan are a nightmare for tech Threats to Taiwan, the self-governing island only slightly bigger than Maryland, are sending shivers through the global tech industry.Why it matters: Taiwan is home to 92% of the world’s leading-edge chip manufacturing operations and a vital center for producing other tech components, including laptops and...
    BEIJING (AP) — The Biden administration has added seven Chinese supercomputer research labs and manufacturers to a U.S. export blacklist in a spreading conflict with Beijing over technology and security. The measure announced Thursday is the latest sign President Joe Biden is sticking to the tough line taken by his predecessor, Donald Trump, toward Chinese...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is keeping up the pressure on Chinese technology firms by adding more companies to a Commerce Department blacklist. Seven Chinese businesses with ties to the military were added to the so-called Entity List on Thursday in a move that restricts US firms from dealing with the companies. All seven of the listed...
    The Biden administration announced Thursday new restrictions against seven technology companies charged with aiding the Chinese military develop supercomputers, weapons of mass destruction and “destabilizing military modernization efforts.” The Commerce Department announced the seven companies: Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center Jinan, the National Supercomputing...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to cut the size of its army and boost spending on drones, robots and a new “cyber force” under defense plans announced by the government on Monday. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the British Army would shrink from 76,500 soldiers to 72,500 by 2025. He said the army hadn't been...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to cut the size of its army and boost spending on drones, robots and a new “cyber force” under defense plans announced by the government on Monday. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the British Army would shrink from 76,500 soldiers to 72,500 by 2025. He said the army hadn’t been...
    An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the US to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing “AI-enabled” weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are among the 15...
    By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology Writer An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and...
    Al Drago, Getty On Thursday, amid a flurry of tweets and retweets, President Donald Trump stated his intent to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), saying that doing so will “make China very unhappy.” Trump has repeatedly railed against the bill, insisting in particular that his desired reform of Section 230 of the Communications...
    By Ryan Browne, Brian Fung and Lauren Fox | CNN President Donald Trump’s threat Tuesday to veto an annual defense bill unless Congress removes legal protections for social media companies drew swift, sharp bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who charged Trump was using leverage over the troops to settle personal scores. Trump’s ultimatum and the fiery...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's threat Tuesday to veto an annual defense bill unless Congress removes legal protections for social media companies drew swift, sharp bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who charged Trump was using leverage over the troops to settle personal scores.Trump's ultimatum and the fiery opposition it provoked sets up a showdown between Congress and the...
    Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump threatened to veto the military’s spending bill on Tuesday night due to a completely unrelated topic: his hatred of the legal protections afforded to social media platforms. “Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that...
    The coronavirus has changed the way many businesses operate, compelling some to allow much of their workforce to remain home in order to slow the spread of the disease. The largest software company in the world launched a toolkit on Veterans Day with resources and tips for veterans looking to transition into civilian tech careers...
    A new study shows how veterans are uniquely equipped to handle the risks and obstacles that face small business owners. November 11, 2020 1 min read According to statistics gathered by SCORE, veteran small business owners say that the training they received while serving gave them the...
    The personal details of US military commanders and thousands of prominent Americans have been amassed since 2017 by a Chinese technology company with reported ties to the country’s military and intelligence networks, according to a report on leaked data. A database of about 2.4 million people, including at least 50,000 Americans, was compiled by the...
    High profile British politicians, members of the Royal Family, and British military have been surveilled by a Chinese tech company, in a global scheme to bolster Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence’s ability to embark upon the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”, a report has found. At the behest of the Ministry of State Security, China’s...
    This spring, a team of small drones, each resembling a small, sensor-laden helicopter, scoured a lush stretch of wilderness near Irvine, California. They spent hours circling the sky, seeking, among other things, surface-to-air missile launchers lurking in the brush. The missiles they found weren’t enemy ones. They were props for early test flights of a...
    The National Security Agency is urging US military and intelligence personnel to turn off location-sharing services on their cellphones to prevent security breaches. The secretive intelligence agency warned in a bulletin Tuesday that the common app feature can pose a real threat to national security, The Wall Street Journal reported. Location-sharing can be critical...
    New US rules restricting exports to China to prevent sensitive technologies from being used by the Chinese military are the latest development in the deteriorating relationship between the two countries. And the worst is yet to come, legal experts say. The new rules, which went into effect on June 29, expanded requirements for US exporters...
    During an appearance on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on Fox News Channel, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) spoke out against Big Tech, describing Google as “the most dangerous election interference organization in the world.” However, he acknowledged lawmakers on Capitol Hill would be reluctant to take on Big Tech given they were “bought off” by those companies. “Here’s...
    The CEOs for some of the biggest technology giants in the United States who testified to Congress on Wednesday were split on the question of whether they believe the Chinese Communist Party is stealing from U.S. companies. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai claimed to have no direct experience with it...
    Newly released records appear to show that many Silicon Valley companies including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously-unreported contracts with the U.S. military and law enforcement, including ICE and the FBI. Business Insider reports that a number of subcontracts between Silicon Valley tech firms and the U.S. military were obtained by open records requests...
    Tech giants, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft, have secured more than 5,000 previously unreported contracts with military and federal law enforcement, data published on Wednesday shows. According to accountability nonprofit, Tech Inquiry, some of those contracts have been with the Department of Defense, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the FBI. The...
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