Archive For The “China” Category

Bannon’s move to purge GOP long overdue…

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In the 10th month of the Trump presidency, the Republican Congress still has not passed one major piece of legislation proposed by the Republican president, public disapproval of Congress stands at levels that should be alarming to all incumbent Republican senators, and the president and GOP leaders in the House and Senate all suffer from abnormally high levels of disapproval.

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HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China’s cloud VR service

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Source: HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China’s cloud VR service

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Donald Trump U.N. speech shows a statesman at work – Washington Times

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President Trump is right. His speech at the United Nations was his third act of Reagan-like statesmanship, after the historically accurate, morally rooted and inspirational speeches in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Warsaw, Poland. This time, he pointedly spoke for those who cannot speak in Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and suppressed people around the world. It was a tour de force, and it’s hard to disagree with any word. Once again, Ronald Reagan would be nodding.Most immediately, although the president thanked many and elevated democracy over oppression, he began with North Korea. So let’s focus once more on North Korea. Here is the seminal fact: Under no credible scenario can North Korea be allowed to launch a conventional- or nuclear-armed ballistic missile.

Source: Donald Trump U.N. speech shows a statesman at work – Washington Times

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HTC Vive ditches the PC thanks to China’s cloud VR service

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https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/19/htc-vive-china-cloud-vr-service/

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A Potent Fuel Flows to North Korea. It May Be Too Late to Halt It. – NYTimes.com

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When North Korea launched long-range missiles this summer, and again on Friday, demonstrating its ability to strike Guam and perhaps the United States mainland, it powered the weapons with a rare, potent rocket fuel that American intelligence agencies believe initially came from China and Russia.

The United States government is scrambling to determine whether those two countries are still providing the ingredients for the highly volatile fuel and, if so, whether North Korea’s supply can be interrupted, either through sanctions or sabotage.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/world/asia/north-korea-rocket-fuel-missiles.html

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Security flaws put billions of Bluetooth phones, devices at risk | ZDNet

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A single infected device moving through a busy office past dozens of people with phones, tablets, or computers with Bluetooth switched on could cause a rapid infection across networks — leading to network infiltration, ransomware attacks, or data theft.

Source: Security flaws put billions of Bluetooth phones, devices at risk | ZDNet

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Trump Blocks China-Backed Lattice Bid – Bloomberg

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Lattice makes programmable logic chips, which have a wide variety of uses because their attributes can be changed using software. The chips are used in communications, computing, and in industrial and military applications. The company generates more than 70 percent of its revenue in Asia, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Trump’s move builds on years of U.S. opposition to China’s efforts to bolster its chip industry by buying American technology. China, the world’s largest chip market, has been on the hunt for acquisitions in the field as it looks to build a domestic supply and rely less on imports, as the $300 billion global semiconductor industry undergoes its biggest wave of consolidation. U.S. officials worry that China’s investment push could threaten the competitiveness of American industry and give Beijing access to cutting-edge technology with commercial and military applications.

Source: Trump Blocks China-Backed Lattice Bid – Bloomberg

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30 Chinese and Mexican citizens found in a tunnel under US border crossing

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-smuggling-border-20170828-story.html

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Coats: U.S. Lacks Capability to Prevent “Cyber 9/11” – The Cipher Brief

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Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, told the Aspen Security Forum today that he believes the U.S. national security community lacks the capability to prevent a “cyber-9/11”—meaning a collapse of critical infrastructure caused by malware unleashed by a state or transnational organized crime group.

“Imagine a shutdown of the electric grid in New England in February,” Coats said,  “when the temperatures might be minus three or minus 10. and the inability to start that back up in just a few hours, and the chaos that would occur, and the deaths that would occur and the devastation that would occur, just on that act. My own personal opinion is, I think we’re all behind the curve” to head off such an attack.

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/coats-u-s-lacks-capability-to-prevent-cyber-911

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Electronic Warfare: How The U.S. Army Could Lose Its Next War

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To say the Army isn’t ready for what lies ahead is an understatement: if it got in a fight with Russian troops in Ukraine, Poland or the Baltic states, the Army could quickly see all of its key targeting and communications systems shut down by enemy jammers.  It might even lose access to GPS signals, which soldiers depend on to know where they and their allies are on the battlefield.  GPS signals are not hard to jam — they’re relatively weak — and the Russians know exactly how to do this.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2016/03/15/electronic-warfare-how-the-u-s-army-could-lose-its-next-war/amp/

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