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Chinese State Media Introduces Animated Character Aimed at Americans, Terry-cotta

Chinese state news outlet Xinhua has introduced a new social media character in an effort to counter criticism of China in English-language media during the coronavirus pandemic. The cartoon character is called Terry-cotta, who explains that using face masks during a pandemic is good, that China isn’t hoarding PPE,…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Animation, Chinese communist party, Propaganda, Donald Trump, Terry, New Cold War, Ccp, Xinhua, Terracotta Army, Terracotta, President Trump, CGTN, Coronavirus, Covid 19


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Unarmed Nuclear-Capable Missile Test

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, United States, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Nuclear Proliferation, New Cold War, Marshall Islands, ICBM, Icbms, Kwajalein Atoll, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


U.S. Space Force Conducts Its First Nuclear-Capable Missile Test

The U.S. tested a nuclear-capable missile overnight, launching an unarmed Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the 30th Space Wing, which is now part of the newly organized United States Space Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, United States, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Nuclear Proliferation, New Cold War, Marshall Islands, ICBM, Icbms, Kwajalein Atoll, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


Interior Department Bans Chinese Drones But Has Nothing to Replace Them

The U.S. Department of the Interior is formally banning its staff from using Chinese-made drones today, a move that comes after it grounded roughly 800 drones in its fleet last October, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. All of the Interior Department’s drones are made in China or are produced…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Surveillance, Drones, Dji, Interior Department, Donald Trump, New Cold War, U S Department of the Interior, President Trump


Erdogan Threatens to Shut Down U.S. Military Base in Turkey Believed to Hold 50 Nuclear Bombs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to close down two U.S. military bases in Turkey if sanctions against the country are approved by President Donald Trump. One of the U.S. bases, known as Incirlik, is believed to house roughly 50 nuclear bombs.Read more...
Tags: Isis, Science, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Armenian genocide, New Cold War, Incirlik Air Base, INCIRLIK, President Trump, President Erdogan, Kurecik Air Base


Huawei Reports Healthy Sales Growth Despite U.S. Export Ban

Huawei is reporting healthy sales growth, despite U.S. bans against the Chinese-based tech giant, according to a company statement released on Wednesday. Huawei saw revenue increase 24.4 percent for the last three quarters of the fiscal year, a financial success that is sure to frustrate the U.S. government.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Telecoms, Huawei, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Trade Deal, Entity List


Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app, HKmap.live, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets, Hong Kong protests, New Cold War, Chinese Government, Daryl Morey, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Uyghur


China Creates 'Unreliable Entity List' of Foreign Companies Following U.S. Ban on Huawei

The Chinese government announced on Friday that it would create an “Unreliable Entity List” of foreign companies and individuals that threaten the interests of Chinese companies. Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Donald Trump, Huawei, New Cold War, President Trump, Trade War


China Clearly Signals It's Prepared to Use a Key Component in Phones as It Fights U.S. Trade War

The Chinese government is showing signs that it’s ready to use rare earth metals as a bargaining chip in the trade war between the U.S. and China that’s escalated over recent weeks. China supplies roughly 80 percent of all rare earth metals used by the U.S. in everything from smartphones to X-ray machines, which means…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Huawei, New Cold War, Rare Earth Metals


U.S. Considers Export Ban on Surveillance Company That Helps Send Muslims to China's Concentration Camps: Report

The U.S. government is considering a tech export ban that would target Hikvision, a Chinese video surveillance company that’s been instrumental in sending anywhere from 1 million to 3 million Muslims into China’s network of secretive concentration camps, according to a new report from the New York Times.Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, China, Surveillance, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Police State, Racial Profiling, New Cold War, New York Times Read, US State Department, Hikvision, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uighurs


Google to Provide Huawei Software and Security Updates For 90 Days, Reversing Earlier Decision

Google will continue to work with Huawei for the next 90 days, effectively reversing its decision over the weekend to completely cut business ties with the Chinese tech giant in the wake of an American ban.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, China, Donald Trump, Huawei, New Cold War, Commerce Department, President Trump, Trade War, Iron Firewall


Google, Intel, and Qualcomm to Stop Supplying Huawei After Trump Regime Blacklists Chinese Tech Giant

Several major tech hardware companies will no longer supply Chinese tech giant Huawei with the parts it needs to manufacture smartphones and other electronics, according to a new report from Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Intel, Donald Trump, Huawei, Qualcomm, Broadcom, New Cold War, Xilinx, President Trump


Major Hardware Companies to Stop Supplying Huawei After Trump Regime Blacklists Chinese Tech Giant

Several major tech hardware companies will no longer supply Chinese tech giant Huawei with the parts it needs to manufacture smartphones and other electronics, according to a new report from Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Intel, Donald Trump, Huawei, Qualcomm, Broadcom, New Cold War, Xilinx, President Trump


Backdoors in Huawei Equipment Discovered by Vodafone Italy in 2009

Vodafone Italy discovered backdoors in its Huawei home internet routers and software between 2009 and 2011 according to a new report from Bloomberg News. The backdoors have reportedly been fixed, but the revelations are still bad news for Huawei as the Chinese tech giant tries to secure contracts to build 5G…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, China, Spying, Italy, Vodafone, Espionage, Huawei, PLA, New Cold War, Bloomberg News, Huawei Equipment, Bryan Littlefair, Vodafone Italy


China Bans the Word 'Leica' on Social Media

When a promotional video for German camera maker Leica hit the web this week, it looked like a bold statement about the hard work done by photojournalists around the world. But the company is now distancing itself from the 5-minute video after Chinese social media users cried foul and the word “Leica” was banned on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Democracy, China, Social Media, Cameras, Huawei, New Cold War, Photojournalism, Leica, Tiananmen Square, Tank Man, Word Leica


North Korea Says It Tested a New 'Tactical Guided' Mystery Weapon, Further Freaking Everyone Out

North Korea has developed a brand new weapon according to dictator Kim Jong Un, who made the announcement overnight through state-controlled media channel KCNA. But Kim didn’t stop there. Just hours after the news, the country dropped another bombshell, explaining that North Korea wants U.S. Secretary of State Mike…Read more...
Tags: Science, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kim, New Cold War, Kim Jong, KCNA


FCC Plans to Ban World's Largest Mobile Phone Operator From U.S. Citing National Security Concerns

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will move to block China Mobile, the largest telecom company in mainland China, from offering services in the United States. The effort comes at the direction of the White House and still needs to be approved at the FCC’s May 9 meeting.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, White House, China, United States, Edward Snowden, Federal Communications Commission, Kaspersky, National Security, Huawei, New Cold War, China Mobile, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


Kaspersky Lab Saga Grows Weirder as Critics of the Security Firm Say Bumbling Spy Tried to Discredit Them

A man who goes by the name Lucas Lambert reportedly spent months setting up meetings with three cybersecurity experts under false pretenses last year, hoping to get them to say that they were paid to criticize Kaspersky Lab. Lambert was unsuccessful, but the attempt sheds new light on alleged covert activity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Cybersecurity, Kaspersky, New Cold War, Kaspersky Lab, Security Firm Say, Lucas Lambert, Kaspersky Lab Lambert


Huawei Says U.S. Government Has a 'Loser's Attitude' Because American Tech Can't Compete

Huawei just reported over $100 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2018. And rotating chairman Guo Ping took a victory lap in front of reporters today with some particularly harsh words for the American government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, Telecommunications, Edward Snowden, National Security, Espionage, Huawei, Spies, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Says U S Government


Huawei Says US Government Has a 'Loser's Attitude' Because American Tech Can't Compete

Huawei just reported over $100 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2018. And rotating chairman Guo Ping took a victory lap in front of reporters today with some particularly harsh words for the American government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, US, Telecommunications, Edward Snowden, National Security, Espionage, Huawei, Spies, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping, Meng Wanzhou


Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie

The U.S. Air Force has released the first images of its latest combat drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie. The new aircraft, which went from concept to first test flight in 2.5 years, “behaved as expected” on its first test flight this week, according to the Air Force.Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, Drones, US military, Radar, Weapons, Air Force, Valkyrie, US Air Force, New Cold War, Bombs, U S Air Force, Air Force Read, Kratos, Kratos Defense, Laser Weapons


China Says Two Canadian Citizens Are Spies as Extradition of Huawei Exec Moves Forward

The Chinese government has formally accused two Canadian citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, of spying and stealing “state secrets,” according to a new report in the Washington Post. The charges come on the heels of a Canadian court’s ruling on Friday that an executive for Huawei who’s been charged with fraud…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Huawei, New Cold War, International Crisis Group, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, Paektu Cultural Exchange, Iron Firewall


Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Plans to Sue the US Government: Report

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has recently come under intense pressure in the U.S. to prove that the company isn’t spying for the Chinese government. But if a new report is accurate, Huawei is ready to push back. Hard.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, US, Fraud, National Security, Cia, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Prism, Kafkaesque, 5g, New Cold War


Huawei Now Just Trolling U.S. by Dredging Up Edward Snowden

“Prism, prism on the wall, who’s the most trustworthy of them all?” said Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping on stage on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress 2019. But Guo wasn’t talking about Snow White. He was poking fun at the massive surveillance programs maintained by the United States.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Cold War, United States, Edward Snowden, National Security, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, New Cold War, Soviet Union, T Mobile, Guo, Ren Zhengfei, Corporate Espionage, Guo Ping


Feds Say Ex-Air Force Officer Helped Iranians Catfish American Spies on Facebook

Monica Elfriede Witt, a former counterintelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force, has been charged with giving the Iranian government classified information in an indictment unsealed today. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says that information provided by Witt aided Iranian hackers in a phishing campaign…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Iran, Department Of Justice, Spies, Phishing, New Cold War, Witt, U S Air Force, U S Department of Justice DOJ, Monica Elfriede Witt, Monica Witt, Cyberintelligence


Tech Genius Donald Trump to Sign Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence Today

President Donald Trump reportedly plans to sign an executive order today creating something called the American AI Initiative. The executive order is apparently a symbolic nod to artificial intelligence that doesn’t create any new funding but encourages the federal government to do more with AI. And we can’t help but…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Border Wall, President Trump, Our Garbage President, American Ai Initiative


Watch the U.S. Test Another Unarmed Nuclear Missile During a Busy Week of Tests Worldwide

The U.S. launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base on February 5 in what’s shaping up to be a busy week of missile tests around the world. Much like other recent launches, the U.S. military insists that this latest test has nothing to do with current events, as…Read more...
Tags: Science, France, China, Russia, Iran, Missiles, Weapons, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, Nuclear War, New Cold War, ICBM, Nukes, Minuteman Iii, Missile Test


Russia Also Suspends Nuclear Weapons Treaty, Calling It 'Tit-for-Tat' Response to U.S. Withdrawal

Russia announced on Saturday that it is also suspending the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) following a U.S. decision to pull out of the agreement, upping the odds that the treaty will collapse entirely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Russia, Military, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Nukes, Arms Race, Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Inf


U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia, Paving the Way for a New Arms Race

It’s official. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, a landmark agreement first signed in 1987 that helped protect the world from nuclear war.Read more...
Tags: Science, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Donald Trump, Nuclear War, New Cold War, Nukes, State, Soviet Union, Dmitry Peskov, Mike Pompeo, President Trump, Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces INF


Facebook Deletes Pages That Were Secretly Controlled by a Russian Propaganda Network

Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look like they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, among many other…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Social Media, Nato, Crimea, Sputnik, Ira, Kremlin, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Internet Research Agency, President Trump