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Trump, Iran's best friend ?!
President Donald Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect o...
Trump  geopolitics  Iran  US  MiddleEast  from notes
2 days ago by thomas.kochi
5G Is the Internet's Future. But the U.S. Is Falling Behind | Time
That choice might be easier if one side did not have such a clear commercial advantage. Huawei is around 18 months ahead of rivals in rollout capacity. Its 5G base stations and wireless networking equipment are smaller and more economical to run than 4G, as well as typically 30% cheaper than rivals’. Many countries’ 4G infrastructure is already provided by Huawei, which would allow the firm to upgrade them to 5G more quickly and at lower cost than by using a competitor. And the compe...
technology  China  geopolitics  5G  huawei 
29 days ago by stevesong
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Baku and why sport and politics cannot be separated ahead of Europa League final | The Independent
The point is this: anyone telling you to “leave politics out of sport” is probably already winning the politics.
football  sport  geopolitics 
29 days ago by mayonissen
Inside the Controversial Company Helping China Control the Future of the Internet
Huawei has long been accused of rampant theft of intellectual property (IP), selling U.S. tech to enemy states like Iran and North Korea and being a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Its place as the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker–behind Samsung and ahead of Apple–was achieved despite Huawei handsets being shunned by the big four U.S. carriers out of security concerns. FBI Director Christopher Wray has accused Huawei of “pervasive criminal behavior” designed to “undermine our country’s place in the world.”On May 15, the Trump Administration placed Huawei on the Commerce Department’s Entity List, meaning American companies require a special license to do business with it.The Entity List is not only devastating for Huawei but also for any nation that uses its telecom equipment, given the firm’s reliance on American components. The move was always considered the “nuclear option,” says Samm Sacks, a cybersecurity fellow at the New America think tank who regularly briefs Congress on China policy. “This is not just crippling on Huawei as a firm, but crippling on the entire concept of global tech supply chains,
Time  technology  geopolitics  China 
4 weeks ago by thomas.kochi

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