POLITICS

CNIL fined Google $170 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies.
France Fines Google, Facebook $230 Million Over ‘Dark Pattern’ Privacy Violation Schemes
Big tech behemoths Google and Meta have been exposed by France’s data protection agency CNIL for employing “dark patterns” on their platforms to cheat users of their right to withhold personal data. Google faces a...
A Chinese firefighter wears a protective suit and carries a disinfection hose during a training session for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Blaming ‘Hostile Forces’, North Korea Says It Won’t Send an Olympic Team to Beijing
The North Korean regime is sitting out the 2022 Winter Olympics held in Beijing next month, citing condemnation of its ally China by "hostile forces" and the COVID-19 pandemic as reasons for its non-attendance. Pyongyang...
Taiwan can use its semiconductor industry as a threat against potential Chinese attack.
Taiwan Should Destroy its Semiconductor Industry if Beijing Invades: US Study
A paper published in November by the U.S. Army War College has been gaining a lot of attention to the extent that it has become the most downloaded paper from the institution in 2021. The...
Cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in Tianjin's latest COVID-19 spike.
China Conducts Mass Testing in Tianjin After Omicron Cases Pop Up
The Chinese port city of Tianjin is the latest to get hit by a COVID-19 outbreak. After over 20 cases of infections popped up, including two Omicron incidents, the city started mass testing citizens on...
NFT owners are being targeted with scams.
Scammers Stealing Millions From NFT Investors
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) are the latest items to become a sought-after asset class. An NFT is a non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain in the form of a digital ledger. It can be...
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Residents in Locked-Down Xi’an Made to Say ‘Thank You, Communist Party’ When Receiving Food
The city of Xi'an in China’s Shaanxi Province has been under a citywide lockdown since Dec. 23, 2021. Under the government’s stringent “Zero-COVID” policy, the city’s roughly 13 million residents have been subjected to the...
China Announces It May Deploy Troops to Support Kazakh Government Amidst Unrest
In order to help curb widespread civil unrest, People’s Republic of China (PRC) foreign minister Wang Yi said Beijing would be willing to increase "law enforcement and security cooperation” with neighboring Kazakhstan in order to...
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Lithuanian MP Proclaims Country’s Support for Taiwan
On Jan. 4, an MP of the Lithuanian government, Gitanas Nausėda, claimed that his country supports the democratic government of the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan against the increasingly hostile communist government of the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUG. 17: A man walks over Vauxhall Bridge towards the MI6 headquarters on Aug. 17, 2018 in London, England. China has published a spoof video targeting the UK's MI6 intelligence agency.
MI6 Chief Responds to Bizarre James Bond Spoof Clip From Chinese News Agency
In a rare occurrence, MI6 Chief Richard Moore has responded to a tweet from China Xinhua News. The tweet from the Beijing-backed news agency featured a spoof video about a “secret meeting” between MI6 and...