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Tesla CEO Elon Musk (L) speaks as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang listens during a meeting at Zhongnanhai in Beijing on January 9, 2019. Musk renewed his commitment to providing investment to the Chinese Communist Party as Tesla becomes more and more reliant on production from the Shanghai Gigafactory.
As Tesla’s Reliance on Shanghai Gigafactory Grows, Musk Doubles Down on China, Promises More Investment
Tesla chief Elon Musk praised China’s business practices for the second time in as many weeks, doubling...
Facebook Refuses to Release Closed Accounts Related to Rohingya Violence, Judge Cites Irony
On Sept. 22, a U.S. federal judge instructed Facebook to release records of closed accounts connected...
Justice Department Probing $14.7-Billion Zoom-Five9 Deal
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a deal by Zoom Video Communications to buy customer-service...
Lithuanian Cybersecurity Center Accuse Chinese Smartphones of Carrying Built-in Censorship Capabilities
The defense ministry of Lithuania has put out a statement recommending the public to avoid using mobile...
Chinese police send a box via drone in a photo op on March 9, 2021 in Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China. The Secret Service and FBI purchased 27 drones from Da Jing Information, a Chinese Communist Party controlled manufacturer that sits on a Trump-era Department of Commerce Entity List.
Secret Service, FBI Buy Chinese Drones From Supplier on Commerce Department Entity List
The Biden administration has purchased 27 drones from a Chinese company that was flagged under the Trump...
Chinese tech firms like TikTok, Huawei, and Tencent have increased their lobbying budgets.
Douyin, Chinese Version of TikTok, Limits Kids to 40 Minutes a Day
Minors in China are now only allowed to use Douyin — the original, mainland Chinese version of video...
Theatre goers queue to scan their contact tracing app on July 21, 2021 in London, England. The NHS App vaccine passport uses iProov, a private company, to collect biometric facial recognition data for account verification. The NHS provides iProov with government identification data to complete the match. This information can also be queried by law enforcement.
UK Vaccine Passport App Sends Biometric Facial Recognition Data to Private Company, Shares With Law Enforcement
The vaccine passport app used by the United Kingdom’s public health system is using a private company...
In Unprecedented Clampdown, 7 Chinese Power Users Banned From Wikipedia as Information War Rages
Following an investigation by the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), the foundation that oversees Wikipedia...
Teenagers take photos for their Instagram account on September 28, 2020 in Kershon, Ukraine. An expose by the Wall Street Journal revealed parent company Facebook is well aware of the harm the app inflicts on a large portion of its 22 million daily teenage users from its own internal surveys and focus groups.
Instagram Use Is Harming the Mental Health of Young Girls, and Facebook Knows It: Report
Instagram’s addictive and distorting social environment is harming the psyche and self esteem of young...