Google censorship program in China Project Dragonfly shocks employees and human rights activists

Google has developed a program which censors its search engine for China codenamed and the controversial program is codename “Dragonfly.” What it does is to link users’ search history to their personal phone numbers, according to media reports. Internal documents leaked to journalists described how the search platform can block internet users in China from seeing web […]

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COMING WEEK: White House to announce $200 Billion in new tariffs on China’s consumer goods and hi tech products on Monday says WSJ

The White House is prepared to announce on Monday or Tuesday that the U.S. will levy new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to the Wall Street Journal. The upcoming tariffs is expected to be set on internet technology products and other electronics, printed circuit boards, and consumer goods including Chinese seafood, furniture, […]

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New sanctions on Russian firms issued by U.S. Treasury over threats to undersea cables

As a result of Russia’s increased interest in undersea cables which serve to operate the internet worldwide, the U.S. Treasury Department has placed two individuals and two companies on its sanctions list. It did so because they aided a Russian firm Divetechnoservices which helped improve Russia’s underwater surveillance abilities by buying undersea equipment and diving […]

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U.S./China trade war tariffs hit $34 billion of goods but will spike China counterfeiters which cost makers over $1.7 trillion each year

The trade war between the United States and China now affects over $34 billion worth of goods on either side. The increased costs to imports is expected to cause consumers to look for cheaper versions of products and spike the Chinese counterfeit trade which has a present global value of $1.7 trillion per year. Counterfeit […]

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SEC Names New Senior Director of Digital Assets and Innovations

The Division of Corporation Finance has named Valerie A. Szczepanki their Associate Director and Senior Advisor of the Digital Assets and Innovation Division. In her new role, Ms. Szczepanki will deal with security laws relating to digital technologies, including, but not limited to, cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings. Social media expressed a great attitude toward […]

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New Visa Changes Seem to Target Indian Workers

More than 70,000 H-1B visas holders could be in for a shock over the coming months. The Trump administration is working to end an Obama-era provision that had a significant impact on highly skilled Indian workers. The Change Under the current rule, an H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders. A large […]

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Trade war with China started as several U.S. ships with $216 mill worth of grain turned around as China imposes 178.6% deposit

The anticipated trade war with China appears to have actually started as severalships carrying more than $216m worth of sorghum were at sea but several changed course within hours of China’s announcement this week that it would place stiff tariffs on the grain. China said it would begin requiring deposits of 178.6% of the value […]

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