Analysis Verizon and Samsung’s $6.6 billion 5G deal is the latest step in the US anti-China campaign

Verizon and Samsung’s $6.6 billion 5G deal is the latest step in the US anti-China campaign

With Chinese companies in the lead when it comes to 5G equipment, why is Verizon going with Samsung? As a South Korean company, it’s viewed as a safe option. South Korea and Japan are, among other Asian countries, allies of the US in its drive to counter and slow China’s economic and political growth.

News Clips U.S. Court: NSA spying program was illegal

U.S. Court: NSA spying program was illegal

File this one in the “too little, too late” bin: A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA’s metadata bulk collection program was a violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

News Clips House to vote on reauthorizing the spy-enabling “Freedom Act”

House to vote on reauthorizing the spy-enabling “Freedom Act”

The New York Times reports that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to reauthorize the USA Freedom Act as early as Wednesday. As this site wrote about in coverage of the PCLOB’s report on the NSA Call Detail Record program, the USA FREEDOM Act was passed in 2015 after widespread outrage over the power …

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News Clips WSJ: Smile! Your Boss Is Tracking Your Happiness.

WSJ: Smile! Your Boss Is Tracking Your Happiness.

CEOs, want to know the best way to keep your employees happy? Until they’ve seized the means of production and turned your workplace into a co-op or state-owned enterprise, at least? Start here: Pay well. Have good insurance. Give ample vacation and sick time. Don’t discriminate against them. Not wanting to risk their bottom lines …

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Analysis “Privacy” Board: NSA Spying Was Fine, Except It Didn’t Work

“Privacy” Board: NSA Spying Was Fine, Except It Didn’t Work

The US Government’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board recently released their report on the Call Detail Records program used by the National Security Agency as part of its massive spying operation on people in the US. The PCLOB document, “Report on the Government’s Use of the Call Data Records Program Under the USA Freedom …

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