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“US intelligence officials are investigating the presence of Chinese telecom firms in the country. It marks growing concern in the United States that the Chinese regime is carrying out cyber espionage through major Chinese firms.
US lawmakers are looking into the expansion of Chinese telecom firms. The House Intelligence Committee last week announced it will investigate if two major companies, Huawei and ZTE Corporation, pose a security threat to the United States through telecommunications infrastructures.
Huawei is China’s largest provider of telecom equipment, and has aggressively expanded overseas in recent years. Its operations in the United States have faced opposition from those concerned about its possible ties to the Chinese regime’s military. Huawei’s founder was an engineer in the army, but the private company says he left 25 years ago, and has no links with the Chinese regime.
Former Chinese intelligence officer Li Fengzhi says this does not rule out Huawei and other Chinese firms from engaging in intelligence work in the United States.
[Li Fengzhi, Former Chinese Intelligence Officer]:
“They will register a company in the target country, like the US by a private individual, or a branch of a large private enterprise, or something with government backing. They can then place intelligence workers here who look for opportunities to obtain important or sometimes trivial intelligence, including military intelligence.”
Earlier this month, US intelligence officials accused the Chinese regime of being the biggest perpetrator of economic espionage. Representative Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, echoed those claims last week. His committee launched an investigation to find out whether Chinese telecom firms in the US give the Chinese regime “an opportunity for greater foreign espionage.”
The Chinese regime denies being involved in cyber espionage, and says the US is politicizing trade issues. Both Huawei and ZTE Corporation, China’s second-largest mobile-equipment maker, maintain they pose no security threat to the United State”
“SUPER-COOKIES” AND NOT THE ONES YOU EAT!
“The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with “cookies” and other technologies, raising alarms among privacy groups.”
It’s the cyberspace equivalent of a private detective from a major retailer such as Sears or Walmart getting in a car and following you around for the rest of your life after you leave their store, watching and recording your every move by car, transit, bike or foot. Where you go, who you see, what you do, where and how you spend your money, what you buy.
A video discussing how tracking cookies work and what they mean for your Web privacy. From the Symantec Security Response blog:
IN THE SITUATION WAR ROOM
OBAMA AND TEAM WATCHING NAVY SEALS IN REAL TIME
WHAT IS NEXT?
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… militants. The intelligence warning came only after Bush had approved a request from the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) for more latitude in carrying out raids against al Qaeda and Afghan insurgent targets …
Starkville native assumes command of SEAL team 23 Dec 2010 11:36 GMT
The author of this blog had the honor to meet an ex JSOC member recently, as he was a proud soldier having served to protect and face our enemy with honor.
It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on.” Seymour Hersch Concluded
Bush & Congress Get It!
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION
ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009
AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009 FOR MILITARY ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, AND FOR DEFENSE ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, TO PRESCRIBE PERSONNEL STRENGTHS FOR SUCH FISCAL YEAR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
UNITED STATES SENATE
In Honor To Our Military
NAVY SEALS HOOYAH!
JSOC website access here.
AeroVironment video showing progress with testing of a tiny flapping-wing “nano air vehicle” (NAV) designed to fly indoors. Testing culminated in a 20sec flight of an interim test vehicle, called Mercury, which demonstrated controlled hovering flight using a pair of flapping wings for propulsion and control. AeroVironment is now building a prototype for DARPA that will be samller, lighter and will closley resemble a hummingbird.
AeroVironment Develops World’s First Fully Operational Life-Size Hummingbird-Like Unmanned Aircraft for DARPA.
AeroVironment Develops World’s First Fully Operational Life-Size Hummingbird-Like Unmanned Aircraft for DARPA. For more information visit: http://www.avinc.com/nano