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  • Pelosi Stonewalls Bill That Would Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S.

    09/20/2020 9:43:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/20/20 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    Pelosi Stonewalls Bill That Would Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S. House Dems block bill to crack down on regime-sponsored Confucius Institutes House Democrats are blocking a bill that will curtail the influence of the Chinese-government-funded Confucius Institute, stymying bipartisan legislation that unanimously passed in the Senate. Despite bipartisan support in the upper chamber, House Democrats—including a cosponsor for the bill—voted against placing the CONFUCIUS Act on the agenda in late July, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has yet to announce plans to place the bill on the floor. If passed, the legislation would require all federally...
  • More Than 35,000 Australians Spied on by Military-Linked Chinese Company

    09/14/2020 11:50:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/14/2020 | Daniel Teng
    A Chinese company with links to Beijing’s military and secretive intelligence arm has amassed the personal details of more than 35,000 Australians as part of a giant global database targeting influential figures and their families, The company, Zhenhua Data, is tied to the People’s Liberation Army, Ministry of State Security, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and has collated the profiles of 2.4 million people across the world. The data contains information on 35,558 Australian individuals, including prominent people in politics, business, law, academia, and defence. It includes birth dates, addresses, marital statuses, and political leanings. Notable Australians include Prime...
  • NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful BREAKING!

    09/04/2020 7:32:04 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 Sept 30 | Getty
    NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful A National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program has been ruled unlawful, seven years after it was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The surveillance of millions of Americans' telephone records first came to light in 2013. Now, the US Court of Appeals has ruled intelligence leaders who publicly defended the program lied. And Mr Snowden has said he feels vindicated by the ruling. FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police Microsoft bars facial recognition sales to police He currently lives in exile in Moscow but, last year, expressed his wish to return...
  • Not interested in bringing Alexa into your house? That's OK, Amazon's working with your LANDLORD now

    09/04/2020 11:09:36 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    rt ^ | 9/3/2020 | Reuters / Elijah Nouvelage
    Amazon has rolled out a whole-building version of its Alexa AI voice assistant for landlords, billing ‘Alexa for Residential’ as extending smart-home functionality to renters – tenants’ consent apparently not required. The e-commerce giant announced Alexa for Residential on Thursday, describing it as a feature “that makes having an Alexa-enabled home accessible for anyone, regardless of whether they rent or own their home.” Tenants can link up their own Amazon account, but if they don't have one, no problem – they'll be placed on the building's system. Landlords, Amazon explains, will have the option to provide “custom voice experiences for...
  • Enemies list? State Department monitored 13 Americans' social media in possible legal violation

    09/01/2020 5:33:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 9/1/2020 | john Solomon
    Memos detail effort to monitor social media of Fox News personalities Hannity, Ingraham and Dobbs, as well as president's son Don. Jr. and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Officials at the U.S. embassy in Kiev ordered the monitoring of 13 prominent Americans' social media accounts during the early days of the Ukraine scandal in spring 2019 and later were informed their activities potentially violated the Privacy Act, according to State Department memos made public on Tuesday. The memos, released under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, show those targeted for monitoring included President Trump's...
  • Barr tightens rules on surveillance of political candidates

    09/01/2020 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 1, 2020 | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of broader changes to the Justice Department’s surveillance procedures implemented in response to problems detected during the 2016 investigation into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Coming just two months before the 2020 election, the changes are designed to ensure that law enforcement officials have to clear additional hurdles before pursuing the same type of surveillance as was conducted...
  • HUGE! New Strzok-Page Emails Show Comey FBI Investigated President Trump’s Tweets Critical of Obama and FBI

    08/31/2020 7:34:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    GP ^ | By Cristina Laila August 28, 2020 at 5:12pm
    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 323 pages of emails between former FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page showing Comey’s FBI was investigating President Trump over his critical tweets of Barack Obama and the FBI. The FBI is purposely slow-rolling its production of emails to Judicial Watch and only processing 500 pages per month in response to a 2017 FOIA lawsuit. Judicial Watch obtained a March 2017 email Peter Strzok sent his boss Bill Priestap and others about probing President Trump’s tweets about being wiretapped by the FBI. Judicial Watch reported:
  • UCLA: Chinese Visiting College Researcher Arrested, Charged With Destroying Evidence

    08/30/2020 8:40:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Once again, a Chinese national has been arrested and detained in the United States for his alleged activities as a military scientist. Guan Lei first came under investigation in July by the FBI. He was under suspicion for visa fraud and possibly transferred “sensitive software or technical data” from UCLA. Guan Lei studied machine-learning algorithms in UCLA’s mathematics department. According to one FBI agent’s affidavit, he transferred information to “high-ranking” officials in the Chinese military. He isn’t charged with that, though. He is accused of destroying evidence. FBI agents staked out his apartment, saw him pull a computer hard...
  • FBI Investigated President Trump’s Tweets Critical of Obama and FBI

    08/28/2020 3:44:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Strzok-Page Emails Show FBI Investigated President Trump’s Tweets Critical of Obama and FBI Still Fighting or Our First Amendment Rights in Washington, DC Professor Sued by Muslim Student, Punished by College Wins in Court The Left Threatens Violence Over a Potential Election Loss Strzok-Page Emails Show FBI Investigated President Trump’s Tweets Critical of Obama and FBI Judicial Watch today released emails received from the Department of Justice sent by former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page. The records include an email from Strzok to other FBI officials about Trump’s tweets regarding them spying on him,...
  • Espionage: China's Thousand Talents Spy Program Reaches NASA, Texas A&M University

    08/26/2020 7:17:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/26/2020 | Bryan Preston
    The Department of Justice has arrested a Texas A&M engineering professor and accused him of concealing his ties to China. Dr. Zhengdong Cheng is, according to the DOJ, another of many recruits of China’s Thousand Talents Program. Cheng allegedly led a team conducting research for NASA. According to the criminal complaint, for several years he willfully took steps to obscure his affiliations and collaboration with a Chinese University and at least one Chinese-owned company. The terms of Cheng’s grant prohibited participation, collaboration or coordination with China, any Chinese-owned company or any Chinese University, according to the charges. And: The charges...
  • Espionage on Campus: American Universities Are Now The Front Line Of The China-U.S. Cold War

    08/25/2020 7:16:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/25/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    The Trump administration has taken several steps to address the growing threat of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) influence on U.S. college campus last week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated Confucius Institute U.S. centers as a foreign agent for Communist China.His action was followed by a letter to the governing boards of American universities from Under-Secretary Keith Krach. Krach warned these board members that their institutions are at the forefront of a serious challenge “brought on by the authoritarian influence of the Chinese Communist Party.”Within the same week, the Wall Street Journal reported that some professors at several...
  • Australia: Police are preparing to launch their aerial arsenal as part of a crackdown on COVID rule breakers. High powered drones will be used to find people not wearing masks, and cars too far from home.

    08/19/2020 9:08:11 AM PDT · by rintintin · 49 replies
    7News Melbourne ^ | Aug 17 2020 | 7News Melbourne
    Police are preparing to launch their aerial arsenal as part of a crackdown on COVID rule breakers. High powered drones will be used to find people not wearing masks, and cars too far from home. http://7NEWS.com.au @tdolling #7NEWS
  • Trump Confronts Chinese Regime’s Technological Invasion - Chinese apps used to spy on and hack Americans.

    08/15/2020 10:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/15/2020 | Joseph Klein
    The Chinese communist empire has weaponized social media, telecommunications and cloud computing to expand the reach of its infiltration and surveillance capabilities way beyond its borders. Americans’ personal data and intellectual property are prime targets for the regime’s malign activities, which have gone on for decades without any blowbacks of consequence. In fact, globalists have encouraged the integration of China into the world economy, falling prey to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu’s stratagem that “All warfare is based on deception.” But the time has finally arrived for China to pay the piper, thanks to President Trump. The Trump...
  • Brookings Institution Partnered With Shanghai Policy Center Under Scrutiny for Spying

    08/14/2020 6:44:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 14, 2020 | Alana Goodman
    Shanghai Academy acts as a front for Chinese spy recruitment, according to FBI The Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington, D.C., think tank, partnered with a Shanghai policy center that the FBI has described as a front for China’s intelligence and spy recruitment operations, according to public records and federal court documents. The Brookings Doha Center, the think tank’s hub in Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in January 2018, the institution said. The academy is a policy center funded by the Shanghai municipal government that has raised flags within the FBI. The partnership...
  • This Documentary Is What Got Millie Weaver Arrested This Morning August 14th 2020, Because The Deep State Doesn’t Want This Information Out In Public!! It’s What They Don’t Want You To See!

    08/14/2020 4:34:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 163 replies
    exzacktamountas.com ^ | August 14, 2020 | Zack Mount
    WATCH #SHADOWGATE LIVESTREAMING NOW!! DOWNLOAD IT ASAP when it finishes! This documentary is what got Millie Weaver arrested this morning because the Deep State doesn’t want this information out in public!!
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden-Linked AI Firm and U.S. Social Media Giants Sponsored Beijing Tech Conference Alongside Chinese Military Proxies

    08/11/2020 12:09:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | August 11, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    The annual conference is hosted by Great Wall Club (GWC), a group comprised of executives from Chinese companies such as Tencent and their Silicon Valley counterparts. This collaboration, however, poses a national security threat and runs the risk of intellectual property theft and espionage per the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Tencent, for example, has been characterized by the U.S. State Department as a “tool of the Chinese government” with “no meaningful ability to tell the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ‘no’ if officials decide to ask for their assistance,”and is among the bevy of Chinese companies banned or on track...
  • TikTok: China's Trojan Horse to Indoctrinate America

    08/11/2020 9:39:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | August 10, 2020 | Gordon G. Chang
    At the moment, ByteDance is in negotiations with Microsoft and Twitter to sell TikTok. Yet a sale will not by itself end the threat. Any new owner will have to go over line after line of code to insulate TikTok from Chinese interference. Even an exhaustive review may not be sufficient, because Beijing will still know the general architecture of the software, thereby facilitating further manipulation of the app. As Dabrowa told Gatestone, "My team discovered that a foreign actor may come in the backdoor and change the feed." In the meantime, Trump's 45-day period, plus the time needed to...
  • The Spies Who Hijacked America

    08/09/2020 9:38:02 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Substack.com ^ | 8/9/2020 | Matt Taibbi
    Global scandals now labeled Russiagate, Spygate, and what President Trump calls “Obamagate” shook the political world, but hit me closer to home. I’m the reason the so-called FBI “spy” at the center of Spygate, Stefan Halper, met Carter Page, the alleged “Russian Asset” in Russiagate’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. On May 19, 2018, this realization blindsided me in London as I was about to fly out for my wedding. The New York Times, NBC News and other sources had outed my PhD supervisor, Stefan Halper, as a spy known to the UK’s MI6 intelligence service as “The Walrus.” It didn’t seem...
  • The Panopticon Is Already Here: Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe.

    08/04/2020 10:50:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2020 | Ross Andersen
    Northwest of beijing’s Forbidden City, outside the Third Ring Road, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has spent seven decades building a campus of national laboratories. Near its center is the Institute of Automation, a sleek silvery-blue building surrounded by camera-studded poles. The institute is a basic research facility. Its computer scientists inquire into artificial intelligence’s fundamental mysteries. Their more practical innovations—iris recognition, cloud-based speech synthesis—are spun off to Chinese tech giants, AI start-ups, and, in some cases, the People’s Liberation Army.
  • FTC investigating Twitter for alleged misuse of user data

    08/04/2020 8:48:33 AM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies
    stripes.com ^ | 8/3/2020 | KURT WAGNER, BEN BRODY
    Twitter is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for alleged privacy violations, another setback for a company that has struggled in recent years to protect private user data and account security. The FTC is probing the company for using phone numbers uploaded for security purposes to target people with advertising — a potential violation of a 2011 consent decree in which Twitter agreed to better protect personal data, the company said Monday in a regulatory filing. The probe may lead to a "probable loss" of $150 million to $250 million, the San Francisco-based company said. "The matter remains unresolved...