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In this photo illustration, the logos of the applications, Google Maps, Google and Gmail are displayed on the screen of a tablet on October 23, 2018 in Paris, France.
South Korea Curbs Google’s Abuse of Market Dominance with $177 Million Fine
According to Apple Insider, Alphabet Inc.’s Google has been fined about 207 billion Korean Won (177 million dollars) for abuse of its dominant market position in the Android operating system (OS) market. This is the...
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‘Sea Fortress’: Taiwan to Boost Military Spending by $8.7 Billion to Defend Against Communist China
The Republic of China (ROC) military will add 240 billion Taiwan dollars (US$8.7 billion) to its defense spending over the next five years to protect the island of Taiwan against the communist regime on mainland...
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US to Help Australia Build Nuclear Submarines; New Zealand Not Included in Defense Pact
The Australian government on Sept. 16 announced its cancellation of a 2016 contract with France to build a fleet of submarines, as the project is to be taken up using American nuclear technology instead. The...
Putin in Isolation; Dozens of His Inner Circle Infected With COVID-19
Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, is in isolation after dozens of his inner circle tested positive for the coronavirus. “Earlier this week, 68-year-old Putin canceled all in-person events and said he was self-isolating after announcing an...
School staff check vaccine passport status for students and parents inside a school on September 13, 2021 in Turin, Italy. Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s administration intends to expand its vaccine status segregation requirement from the public sector to private sector employees.
No Jab? No Job. Italy to Extend Vaccine Passport to Private Sector Workers
The Italian government plans to use its authority to extend its Green Pass vaccine passport requirement from public sector workers to the private sector, according to comments given by a Minister on public radio.  In...
In Tit-for-Tat, Both North and South Korea Test-Fire Ballistic Missiles as Tensions Rise on the Peninsula
On Wednesday Sept. 15 North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the waters off its eastern coast. A few hours later, South Korea announced that it had successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The two...
Japan and Vietnam Sign Defense Deal to Counter Common Foe, China
At a meeting on Saturday Sept. 11 between Vietnam and Japan, Japan agreed that it will now provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam to counter what the two nations see as a mutual aggressive...
Pearls of Wisdom From British Centenarians
The  American journalist Alexander Chase once said, "memory is the thing we forget with," and yet memories may also be interwoven with the processes of recalling, reminiscing, reflecting, and memorializing. Most people would agree that...
People participate in an anti-Asian violence protest on April 4, 2021 in New York City. Security operations group FireEye found a Chinese Communist Party-sponsored botnet had not only expanded its influence operations into other languages and fringe social media and websites, but attempted to mobilize real world users to attend an April 24 anti-Asian hate protest in New York City.
Chinese Botnet Tried to Mobilize Social Media Users to Protest Anti-Asian Hate: Report
A new report examining a long-running series of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sponsored social media botnets that pose as organic users found the network has begun to utilize smaller social media sites, including in multiple...