The White House quietly loosened Trump-era restrictions on the sharing of U.S. technology with firms blacklisted for their ties to the Chinese Communist Party, including the controversial Huawei, The National Pulse can report. The National Pulse is exclusively funded by our readers. If you value real news, please contribute today. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a revision to a Trump-era Export Administration Regulations (EAR) newly authorizing the release of certain technology and software for the alleged purpose of “standards setting and development in standards organizations.” The move, which applies to firms that have been blacklisted
Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners invested in the "dangerous" 'IMVU', which Hunter had an account on in 2017.
The Chinese Communist Party has developed an artificial intelligence prosecutor that can identify and suggest charges for alleged crimes including “dissent” and “provoking trouble.” Built by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Procuratorate, the tool can file charges after hearing a verbal description of the case. It runs on a standard desktop computer and presses charges based on 1,000 “traits” from the human-generated case description text. The prosecutor was programmed with information from 17,000 real-life cases ranging from 2015 to 2020 and can identify and, as a result, can press charges for the eight most common crimes in Shanghai. Among the charges
America’s security agencies under President Joe Biden are opposing the blacklisting of a spin-off firm of the Chinese Communist Party-linked telecommunications firm Huawei. ‘Honor’ – which was sold by Huawei last November to skirt Trump-era sanctions – still retains links to the Chinese Communist Party, as the Shenzhen city government was one of several involved in the consortium that purchased the firm. The primary purchaser in the $15 billion deal, Digital China, retains ties to Huawei through its partnerships with programs such as cloud computing. Despite these ties, “key security agencies are divided over whether to place Huawei’s former smartphone company on
Massachusetts state officials recently announced the launch of the “voluntary” MassNotify app, which monitors the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The only problem is the app appears to be installing itself on residents’ and their kids’ smartphones, unbeknownst to users, and without their consent. The news creates a disturbing new dimension to privacy laws and even private property concerns as hundreds of users have reported their Android phones have had the app surreptitiously installed, without their prior knowledge. “Thank you MA/Google for silently installing #MassNotify on my phone without consent. But I have a request: Can you also silently
The Chinese Communist Party has been deploying “emotion recognition technology” as a surveillance tool to monitor human feelings. The technology, which also. has been used by law enforcement, tracks facial muscle movements, vocal tone, and body movements, according to the state-run Global Times. “Emotion recognition is definitely the direction of humanity’s future tech development,” Ma Qingguo, the head of the Academy of Neuroeconomics and Neuromanagement at state-run Ningbo University, told the outlet. “The cutting-edge tool is increasingly being used in various fields including health, anti-terrorism, and urban security,” the New York Post reported. In practice, the artificial intelligence system can even monitor
One of the side effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been a multitude of viral videos showing hospital nurses singing and dancing. For some, these “TikTok nurses” have brought joy in dark times, while others say that these videos are demeaning to the medical profession. Lost in the discussion, however, is the dark side of the video sharing app itself. What do we really know about TikTok? TikTok is a social media platform that allows users to upload short videos, setting them to music or adding augmented reality flairs. It has proven extremely popular with Millennials and Generation Z. At