When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.
While you're right, a lot of people in this sub were adamant that the encryption keys themselves were not handed over. This basically gives the Chinese government access to everything uploaded to iCloud backup including iMessage, photos, etc. The least Apple could do to balance their fiduciary duties to both shareholders and customers is to disable iCloud data by default, and give a warning which states that any and all data uploaded to iCloud can be read by the government. What they're doing is though the complete opposite. Apple is not really acknowledging that the data of Chinese customers is insecure, and when questioned (the Tim Cook interview) sidestep and use convoluted wordings to give a vague answer.
As a result, Apple has established a data center for Chinese users in a contractual arrangement with state-owned firm Guizhou - Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd. The firm was set up and funded by the provincial government in the relatively poor southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou in 2014. The Guizhou company has close ties to the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party.
Notice, it was 2012 or so when Joe Biden and Mitt Romney and their sons went to and coordinated with China both politically and financially, with their sons creating an entity with the Chinese National bank.
Read the article, and consider why all must kiss China’s ass.
What was not reported was the deal that Hunter was securing. Rosemont Seneca Partners had been negotiating an exclusive deal with Chinese officials, which they signed approximately 10 days after Hunter visited China with his father. The most powerful financial institution in China, the government’s Bank of China, was setting up a joint venture with Rosemont
Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China created a $1 billion investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), a name that reflected who was involved. Bohai (or Bo Hai), the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, was a reference to the Chinese stake in the company. The “RS” referred to Rosemont Seneca. The “T” was Thornton.
The fund enjoyed an unusual and special status in China. BHR touted its “unique Sino-US shareholding structure” and “the global resources and network” that allowed it to secure investment “opportunities.” Funds were backed by the Chinese government.
In short, the Chinese government was literally funding a business that it co-owned along with the sons of two of America’s most powerful decision makers.
In 2015, BHR joined forces with the automotive subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned military aviation contractor Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy American “dual-use” parts manufacturer Henniges.
AVIC is a major military contractor in China. It operates “under the direct control of the State Council” and produces a wide array of fighter and bomber aircraft, transports, and drones — primarily designed to compete with the United States.
There is a lot more to come, but maybe someone with sleuth skills and time to kill can trace the pathways. DuckDuckGo is highly recommended over google, as google will NOT present info about Dems the same way as DuckDuckGo.
Cheers and peace to and for us all!
Oh no, these are events which happened.
One needn’t feign paranoia when reality paints such a vividly reflective picture.
It’s just we as a society want things to be happy, fun. To believe the people we vote into office are on our side.
Pull your head out of the sand, your wallet, and look beyond making yourself happy and see the world for what it is, guy.
You would be welcome to add to the conversation, but if slander is the only thing you have you’ve actually then already spoken on your behalf. Back to entertaining oneself to avoid things which are not fun!
I was actually referring to your final comment about DDG v Google. It seems a media entity’s political bias depends on who you talk to and their opinion is always correct. I’m actually capable of forming my own opinions and don’t need someone to do that for me. And please don’t try to deduce whether I support DDG or Google. And, did you just assume my gender, guy?
Ok, search any political topic on both and come back and share what you see?
Also, the one can refer to this to note expected bias.
PS: opinions form from awareness of reality, event history, repetitive occurrence, and individual bias. It is not cognitively possible to assess a subject to which one is ignorant and form a competent, sound opinion. Build a house without a knowledge of architecture, utility codes, water table viability, (and more, but suffices for metaphor) and watch how long it takes that house to crumble. Opinions are not any different, except to the ego they protect.
Your original post, while suffering from selective reporting wasn’t untenable. It was your attempt to influence people in their choice of search engine that displayed your own personal bias. DDG displays results that better fit your narrative than Google’s did. This is nothing if not “my opinion is better than yours” in different clothes.
I actually use DDG, I have done for some while now but not for anything like the same reasons as you. As a search engine it’s adequate but pales against Google or Bing in the breadth of its results. And using a particular search engine because it’s more (insert politics here)-friendly . . . isn’t that just imposing your own prejudices onto what you choose to use?
"When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud."
Did you read the first sentence or nah.