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In this photo illustration, a mobile phone can be seen displaying the logos for Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok in front of a monitor showing the flags of the United States and China on an internet page, on September 22, 2020 in Beijing, China. A recent investigation by Wall Street Journal found TikTok’s algorithm can learn its users' desires in as little as 40 minutes and will quickly bury the account in a rabbit hole of related content.
TikTok Learns User Desires in 40 Minutes, Curates Rabbitholed Content
Chinese Communist Party controlled video-based social influencing app TikTok learns a user’s desires and attachments in as little as 40 minutes before beginning the process of bombarding the client with curated content designed to keep...
A woman checks the website of Israel-made Pegasus spyware at an office in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on July 21, 2021. The Pegasus Project scandal revealed world leaders, human rights defenders, journalists, and lawyers have been surveilled without their knowledge or consent by government actors for years.
Israeli Pegasus Spyware Spied on Macron, Dalai Lama, Telegram Founder
An investigation by a Paris-based non-profit and Amnesty International uncovered military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli tech firm that was used to tap cell phones of journalists, human rights defenders, national leaders, and even kings...
Russia recently tested its Zircon hypersonic missile successfully once again.
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile
Russia has successfully tested its Zircon hypersonic cruise missile once again. The Defense Ministry revealed that the missile was fired from its Admiral Gorshkov warship. It traveled at seven times the speed of sound and...
Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew—(L-R) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Wally Funk, and Mark Bezos—pose for a picture in Van Horn, Texas near the booster after flying into space in the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket on July 20, 2021. Mr. Bezos and the crew were the first human spaceflight for the company.
World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Reaches Space With Youngest and Oldest Crew Members
On July 20, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world and founder of Amazon, successfully completed his space journey on New Shepard, a rocket ship designed and built by his space company Blue Origin....
(L-R) Professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School Jonathan Turley, Corporate Vice President of Customer Security & Trust at Microsoft Tom Burt, and Of Counsel Lynn Oberlander at Ballard Spahr LLP testify during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee at Rayburn House Office Building June 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing to examine "Secrecy Orders and Prosecuting Leaks: Potential Legislative Responses to Deter Prosecutorial Abuse of Power."
US Government Spied on Microsoft Users, Vice President Asks for Stronger Privacy Laws
On June 30th, the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, Tom Burt, testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary, revealing that the U.S. government has been spying on Microsoft users. Burt pushed for stronger privacy...
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China Opens First High Speed Rail Line in Tibet
On June 25, Tibet’s first bullet train became operational, with the 438-kilometer (270 miles) long Nyingchi–Lhasa rail line entering service. The project began in December 2014 and construction was completed last December. Almost 90 percent...
Newport Wafer Fab is the UK's largest wafer fab, which produces 20nm processes that are mainly used as automotive wafers.
China Buys UK’s Largest Semiconductor Firm, Raising National Security Concerns
With Beijing facing a chip shortage under U.S.-led global technology sanctions, Chinese companies have been aggressively acquiring global semiconductor plants since the coronavirus pandemic began last year. Its latest purchase was Newport Wafer Fab (NWF),...
The US Military Is Finding It Harder and Harder to Buy Semiconductors
Shortages, supply chains, and security weigh heavily in which chips can and can’t be used Semiconductors enable nearly every modern industrial and commercial device, from smartphones to aircraft, vehicles, weapons systems, the internet and the...
Facebook censored the hashtag #revolution on July 4th, citing violations of Community Standards.
Facebook Blocks #Revolution Hashtag on American Independence Day
Back in 1776, 13 American colonies declared that they were no longer subject to the rule of the British monarch. Freedom was gained through the sacrifices of tens of thousands of men and women who...