Category Archives: Technology

May 7, 2022

Report: Chinese Hackers Stole Trillions in Intellectual Property from Multinational Companies

Boston-based security firm Cybereason released a report Wednesday which chronicled a “massive Chinese intellectual property theft operation” dubbed “Operation CuckooBees.”

The operation involved Chinese hackers stealing hundreds of gigabytes of high-tech intellectual property from some 30 multinational corporations, including military technology and pharmaceutical data.

Cybereason said its Nocturnus Incident Response Team discovered the hacker campaign when it was hired to “investigate multiple intrusions targeting technology and manufacturing companies in North America, Europe, and Asia” in 2021.

The team uncovered an “elusive and sophisticated cyber espionage campaign operating undetected since at least 2019,” most likely perpetrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group called Winnti.

“Winnti, also known as APT 41, BARIUM, and Blackfly, is a Chinese state-sponsored APT group known for its stealth, sophistication, and focus on stealing technology secrets,” the report explained.

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February 20, 2022

Gab Announces ‘Parallel Economy Fund’ to Back Tech Startups Opposed to Silicon Valley Leftism

Free speech social media network Gab has announced the launch of a “Parallel Economy Fund” to back tech startups and other ventures that reject the surveillance economy and leftist values of the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe.

Gab announced in a recent blog post that the company is furthering its efforts to create a parallel economy to offer people a choice to engage with tech companies that share their values. Gab is putting its money where its mouth is in response to the argument that if conservatives don’t like the censorship and snooping of the overwhelmingly leftist Big Tech companies, they should build an alternative.

Until recently, there have been very few alt-tech companies with conservative-friendly values. Gab itself has previously been blacklisted by its own web host and payment processors but has since built its own infrastructure in order to operate without fear of censorship.

Now, Gab has launched the Parallel Economy Fund to back early-stage conservative startup firms in the technology, media, healthcare, and finance sectors. Gab outlined the areas that which it is currently interested in investing:

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January 27, 2022

Nunes: Fighting Big Tech Is ‘Battle of All Battles’

“There’s plenty of room out there for multiple platforms. But if you’re woke, you’re using algorithms and you’re poisoning not only the United States — but the world — because you have a dominant monopoly on the market, it’s wrong.”

Devin Nunes, CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, discussed with Breitbart his plans for the company.

Nunes was a congressman but left office to take on Big Tech. He said the company hopes to launch a social media platform by the end of March.

“Right now, we’re looking at by the end of the first quarter,” he told Breitbart in an exclusive interview. “We’re going to come out when it’s ready to come out.”

Nunes said people from all over the world are working on the project. “We have people from every corner of the United States and around the world that want to come work for us.”

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January 22, 2022

‘Silicon Heartland:’ Intel Chooses Ohio to Build Largest Chip Factory ‘on the Planet’

Computer chip maker Intel will reportedly be investing $20 billion to develop a new chip manufacturing site in New Albany, Ohio. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger told TIME in an interview that the chipmaker expects the location to become “the largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet,” adding that the plant could expand to 2,000 acres. Gelsinger said that the new site could become the “Silicon Heartland.”

The Verge reports that chipmaker Intel will be spending $20 billion to construct a new chip manufacturing site in New Albany, Ohio, close to Columbus. The 1,000-acre manufacturing plant will contain two chip factories and will employ at least 3,000 people and “tens of thousands” more across suppliers and company partners.

Construction of the facility is set to begin this year, with the site becoming fully operational in 2025. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger told TIME in an interview that the chipmaker expects the location to become “the largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet,” adding that the plant could expand to 2,000 acres. Gelsinger said that the new site could become the “Silicon Heartland.”

ntel is investing as much as $100 billion in the site over the next ten years and around $100 million as part of partnerships with Ohio universities, colleges, and the U.S. National Science Foundation to foster new talent.

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December 7, 2021

DeSantis Calls Big Tech the Censorship Arm of the Democratic Party

But, unlike many of his GOP colleagues, Governor DeSantis hasn’t limited his outrage to harsh words. He’s taken action against Big Tech, signing a bill into law in May that would give citizens the right to strike back at Big Tech when censored unfairly or for impermissible reasons.

DeSantis, like Trump, isn’t pulling any punches. After repeatedly clashing with the agents of the medical bureaucracy of Covid policy, standing up to the CRT-peddlers, and even recreating a Florida armed force, DeSantis decided to take on Big Tech, labeling the censorship arm of the DNC.

Specifically, DeSantis had this to say in an awesome tweet:

“Big Tech has become the censorship arm of the Democratic Party and political left, silencing and de-platforming anyone who rejects the chosen left-wing narrative.

Silicon Valley oligarchs shouldn’t be the arbiters of free speech in our country. We must fight back!” 

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December 3, 2021

AP Source: State Department Employees Hacked by NSO Group

The State Department employees were hacked on their iPhones, the person familiar with the matter said.

The phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked using technology from Israel’s NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The employees were all located in Uganda and included some foreign service officers, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. Some local Ugandan employees of the department also appear to have been among the 11 hacked, the person said.

It was not known what individual or entity used NSO technology to hack into the accounts, or what information was sought.

News of the hacks, which were first reported by Reuters, comes a month after the U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted NSO Group, limiting its ability to use U.S. technology. And Apple sued NSO Group last week seeking to effectively shut down its hacking of all iPhones and other Apple products, calling the Israeli company “amoral 21st century mercenaries.”

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October 17, 2021

Ex-Google Exec: By 2049, Artificial Intelligence Will Become “God” — and Master of Man?

In point of fact, one ex-Google executive “likens this digital creature to an ‘alien being, endowed with superpowers,’ which has already arrived on Earth in larval form,” relates Joe Allen at Substack.

More than a century ago, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote about the coming Übermensch, or superior man, and the “death” of God. Now Silicon Valley a-theologians predict the Singularity, the point at which artificial intelligence (AI) surpasses human intellect. Not only is this development less than a decade away, they say, but what they outline sounds like a science-fiction movie plot:

By 2029, artificial intelligence (AI) surpasses human intellect. Twenty years later, ultra-intelligent machines become a billion-fold smarter than even the cleverest among us, making the man-AI intellectual chasm like that between a fly and Einstein. That this will happen there is no doubt (barring the end of the world or the onset of some profoundly dark age), but, well, this is where it gets sticky. Does AI become an almost omnipotent, practically omniscient servant in the hands of oh-so flawed man?

Or does it somehow achieve self-awareness and, perhaps, become master?

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October 4, 2021

5 Cops Sue Tesla After Car On Autopilot Crashed Into Them At 70 MPH

The lawsuit alleges the collision is one of at least 12 incidents since 2018 in which Tesla’s Autopilot system was linked to crashes involving first responders who were out working active scenes with their emergency lights activated, according to KPRC.

Five Texas law enforcement officers have filed a $20 million lawsuit against Tesla alleging the company falsely advertised the safety of its Autopilot software.

The five officers were involved in a traffic stop on the Eastex Freeway near East River Road on Feb. 27 when a Tesla Model X with Autopilot engaged crashed into them, KPRC reported.

According to the lawsuit, the Tesla was traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour when it crashed into two patrol units, shoving the patrol cars into the five officers and the driver they had pulled over, Insider reported.

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June 15, 2021

The existential threat Google-Facebook represent to America

“If you think the internet is under the total control of Big Tech now, it’s going to get much worse this year.”

For several years, I’ve been explaining patiently and relentlessly to all who would listen how and why Google and Facebook pose existential threats to American freedom – freedom of speech, press, religion, privacy and elections.

In other words, threats to everything America stands for.

As a media business pledged to be “A Free Press for a Free People,” and meaning it, this has really hit home for us.

For almost 25 years, WND has blazed trails in the new media world as the first independent online news site. We were challenged, vilified and made sport of by the state-run media, but it was not until 2017 that Google and Facebook – along with Twitter, Apple and Amazon – joined forces against us.

And then I suffered a series of strokes in 2019 – talk about a double-whammy!

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April 22, 2021

Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Apple ‘Awfully Cozy’ with Communist China

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday that Apple is “awfully cozy” with the Chinese Communist Party.

Blackburn spoke to Breitbart News ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on app store competition. The hearing will discuss, among other things, Apple’s tight control of its app store, which many experts have contended leads to unfair competition.

The Senator noted Apple has a more much more lax approach towards China than it does America.

She told Breitbart News, “What we know is that Apple has been awfully cozy with Communist China and we’re concerned about that, and we have some questions for Apple on how they choose this relationship with the Communist Chinese, knowing that the Communist Chinese are carrying out a genocide in Xinjiang province, and why do they continue to make products there? Why did they kick Fortnite out of the App Store and let Tik Tok stay on when they’re violating the privacy rule? … They’re staying silent on a lot of the bad action.”

She also noted that Apple will pull pro-democracy apps in Hong Kong; however, the technology company will not cooperate with the FBI to capture terrorists.

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