17 May 2019 - Dinner News
Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage, appears to target China
Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey
Posted on 5/15/2019, 2:29:09 PM by Innovative
Amid a deepening trade war with China, President Trump on Wednesday declared a “national emergency” to protect U.S. communications networks in a move that gives the federal government broad powers to bar American companies from doing business with certain foreign suppliers — including the Chinese firm Huawei.
Trump declared the emergency in the form of an executive order that says foreign adversaries are exploiting vulnerabilities in U.S. telecommunications technology and services. It points to economic and industrial espionage as areas of particular concern.
“The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America safe and prosperous, and to protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services in the United States,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
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Thursday on the radio, Mark Levin called out the hypocrisy of the Democrats after Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was caught on the phone with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif earlier Thursday, and the media said nothing.
“He’s the foreign minister to an enemy state that seeks to attack American military personnel in the Middle East, that seeks to put nuclear warheads on ICBMs so they can reach the United States. It is a terrorist regime, an Islamo-Nazi regime in Tehran, that has killed Americans, that funds Hezbollah to kill Americans, that funds Hamas to kill, and is a threat to our national security, obviously,” Levin said. “What in the hell is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee doing talking on an iPhone around the Capitol to Javad Zarif?”
“What is it with these Democrats fronting for this Islamo-Nazi regime that wants to kill Americans and Jews in Israel? You’ve got Frankenfeinstein, you’ve got … John Kerry — or the real Frankenstein — giving aid and comfort to the enemy! It’s not enough that they released $150 billion to this regime; now they’re giving it advice, against the president of the United States. You want to talk about the Logan Act? You want to talk about collusion?”
WASHINGTON—The Commerce Department said on May 15 it was adding Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its “Entity List”—a move that bans the company from acquiring components and technology from U.S. firms without government approval.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that President Donald Trump backed the decision to “prevent American technology from being used by foreign owned entities in ways that potentially undermine U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.”
Trump has signed the executive order prohibiting US firms from using telecom gear from companies deemed a national security risk:
The emergency order gives the Secretary of Commerce the authority to block any transactions that would pose “undue risk of sabotage to or subversion” of IT or communications technologies and services, or “undue risk of catastrophic effects on the security or resiliency of... critical infrastructure or the digital economy.”
There is also a catch-all provision intended to block anything that “otherwise poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the US or the security and safety” of Americans.
The Department of Commerce is ordered to name the companies or technologies to be banned under the emergency, and told to developed an enforcement regime, all of which will take at least several months.
Though no countries are specifically named in the emergency declaration, both the Trump administration and Congress have repeatedly singled out China’s telecom giants ZTE and Huawei as potential threats to the US, in particular their development of 5G technology.
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Cashing in on China Relations with Daddy, and spending it on cocaine? Yup. Hunter Biden is a Crack head. Here's the hard evidence:
Breitbart News has exclusively obtained a heretofore unreported-on police report from days before the 2016 presidential election that describes how a cocaine pipe that authorities determined was used to smoke cocaine was found in a rental car returned to an Arizona Hertz location in the middle of the night. Also found in the vehicle were several personal effects of Hunter Biden, then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, like two of his DC driver’s licenses, multiple credit cards, and personally identifying information like a Delaware Attorney General badge and a U.S. Secret Service business card that police said bore his name. Hunter Biden, according to the police report, had rented the vehicle from a location in California with the intent to return it to the Prescott, Arizona, location, where it was discovered the morning after it was dropped off with the drug paraphernalia and Hunter Biden’s personal effects inside.
Instead of returning the car keys to the drop box where after-hours returns are supposed to go, the car was returned—according to the police report—with the keys left in the gas tank compartment of the vehicle. Also found inside the vehicle, per the police report, were two drivers’ licenses both bearing Hunter Biden’s legal name Robert Biden, as well as “some credit cards with the same name,” “a secret service business card,” and an “Attorney General’s badge” all contained inside a wallet that Hertz rental employees discovered—along with a pipe that Hertz employees thought and police later confirmed was used to smoke illicit drugs, as well as “a white powdery substance in the arm rest of the vehicle.”
The next morning, according to the police report, a man who identified himself as “Joseph McGee” called the Hertz rental car counter to inform them of how the keys to the car were left in the vehicle’s gas cap rather than in the normal spot. “McGee” informed the rental car company employee, according to police, that “his friend was feeling sick so they didn’t know what to do” when the car was returned. Police, according to a supplemental report filed by a Prescott Police Department detective, sought and obtained a subpoena to discover the source of the “Joseph McGee” phone call—and traced it to a phone number owned and operated by a renowned “Colon Hydrotherapist” in the region.
Police attempted to find and interview “Joseph McGee,” but were unable to–and they also, per the documents, attempted to call Hunter Biden himself from the phone numbers he provided to the rental car company. Prescott Police Department officials were unable to reach Hunter Biden during the investigation for an interview on the matter, though, according to the documents, they did attempt to call him. One of the Prescott Police Department officers who responded to the initial scene wrote that according to his Sergeant, described in the report as “Sgt Small,” the Secret Service had informed the local police that “Robert Biden had been located by the Secret Service and was well.”
Laboratory analysis by the Arizona Department of Public Safety later determined that the pipe discovered in the vehicle was used to smoke cocaine, not meth, but fingerprints were not found on the device.
The 23 pages of law enforcement and police documents repeatedly refer to the suspect under investigation as Robert Hunter Biden and the report type as a “Narcotics Offense.” Breitbart News is publishing the documents here, with redactions made to remove personally-identifying contact information like addresses and phone numbers as well as the last names of key witnesses.
Hunter Biden Docs Final Red… by on Scribd
The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter in 2014 after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.
The discharge of Biden, a 44-year-old lawyer and managing partner at an investment firm, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. He confirmed the report in a statement to CNN.
China’s state-run newspaper Global Times revealed in a column defending the nation’s authoritarian “social credit system” Monday that the communist regime had blacklisted 13.49 million Chinese citizens for being “untrustworthy.”
The article did not specify what these individuals did to find themselves on the list, though the regime has revealed the system assigns a numerical score to every Chinese citizen based on how much the Communist Party approves of his or her behavior. Anything from jaywalking and walking a dog without a leash to criticizing the government on the internet to more serious, violent, and corrupt crimes can hurt a person’s score. The consequences of a low credit score vary, but most commonly appear to be travel restrictions at the moment.
In addition to limited access to travel, another punishment the Chinese government rolled out in March was the use of an embarrassing ringtone to alert individuals of a low-credit person in their midst. The ringtone would tell those around a person with low credit to be “careful in their business dealings” with them.
“As of March, 13.49 million individuals have been classified as untrustworthy and rejected access to 20.47 million plane tickets and 5.71 million high-speed train tickets for being dishonest,” the Global Times reported, citing the government’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Among the new examples the newspaper highlights as dishonest behavior are failing to pay municipal parking fees, “eating on the train,” and changing jobs with “malicious intent.”
While dismissing the West as too uncivilized to understand the system, China has already begun exporting it. Using the nominally private corporation ZTE, China sold a version of its credit system to socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. The system would reportedly work through the already established “Fatherland Card,” a ration card used to distribute food and medicine to Maduro’s supporters. Anyone who indicated opposition to the regime put their food supply at risk. With ZTE technology, the “Fatherland Card” can track the purchases and real-time locations of any Venezuelan.
Huawei, another government entity masked as a private corporation, also sold advanced surveillance systems to Bolivia and Ecuador under their socialist regimes, according to the New York Times.
In China, facial recognition technology — biometric computer applications that automatically identify an individual from a database of digital images — is a part of daily life.
Already about 200 million surveillance cameras are scattered around the country — to track big spenders in luxury retail stores, catch identity thieves, prevent violent crime, find fugitives, catch sleeping students in the classroom and even snag jaywalkers. In fact, nearly every one of its 1.4 billion citizens is in China’s facial recognition database.
One of the companies making huge strides in this space is Shanghai-based YITU Technology, which has gained wide recognition for its Dragonfly Eye System, a facial scanning platform that can identify a person from a database of at least 2 billion people in a matter of seconds.
Although YITU’s track record is outstanding thus far — it won first place in the 2017 Face Recognition Prize Challenge organized by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity for its highly acclaimed facial recognition devices, which boast a 95.5% accuracy rate — the company still has work ahead to become the facial recognition leader in China.
Chinese start-ups Megvii Technology and SenseTime are considered to have the most powerful facial recognition systems in the world. Backed by Alibaba Group, Megvii is known for its open-source facial recognition platform, called Face++, which more than 300,000 developers are currently using to build their own face-detection programs. Valued at around $2 billion, Megvii recently raised $750 million in funds ahead of a planned initial public offering later this year, which could net as much as $1 billion. SenseTime, valued at $4.5 billion, just signed an agreement to build Malaysia’s first AI park — a projected $1 billion project.
Hunter Biden is also major investor in Face++.
Totalitarian Surveillance in Britain too:
The British police had a facial recognition system working, and a man covered his face walking past. He was then forced to have his face photographed and was fined 90 Pounds. They called it “disorderly conduct”.
Fortunately somebody videoed the encounter and it’s now on the BBC. The short BBC video is here:
Two weeks ago President Trump lashed out at Facebook after several top conservatives were banned from the platform.
So surprised to see Conservative thinkers like James Woods banned from Twitter, and Paul Watson banned from Facebook! https://t.co/eHX3Z5CMXb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019
I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. This is the United States of America — and we have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH! We are monitoring and watching, closely!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019
Today the White House launched a website for Americans to share their stories on bias from tech companies. They may be surprised with the number of Americans who add their name. The tech giants are not just targeting popular conservative accounts they are shadowbanning and censoring content from tens of thousands of influential conservative Americans.
You can add your name and story here.
Soros funded company is used for Facebook Blacklisting:
Poynter Intitute recently published a list of 515 “unreliable news websites.” Poynter wants these publishers blacklisted and blocked by advertisers.
A quick scan of their list includes every major conservative outlet including The Gateway Pundit.
The list includes: The Gateway Pundit, The Drudge Report, Breitbart News, Media Research Center, Pajamas Media, Washington Examiner, The Daily Wire, The Blaze, Red State, Project Veritas, Newsmax, Zero Hedge, LifeSite, Judicial Watch, Frontpage, The Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Caller, American Lookout and 100% Fed Up.
What’s worse is Poynter used a deranged far left activist Merrimack College assistant professor Melissa Zimdars, a complete lunatic who specializes in “fat studies,” to complete their list.
Zimbars is a complete Trump hater with zero expertise on fact based journalism.
Poynter is funded by George Soros and his Open Society.
Facebook is using Poynter to flag and eliminate conservative media and content on their platform.
Facebook has removed over a billion page views to conservative top conservative websites since the 2016 election.
Last week Facebook-Instagrem banned prominent conservatives Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and writer and popular YouTuber Paul Joseph Watson.
But it gets even worse…
It is now a violation of Facebook policy to speak positively about people they don’t like.
It is now a violation of Facebook’s policies to speak positively anywhere in public about people Facebook doesn’t like. This is extremely creepy.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 3, 2019