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No.946

Was hoping to make a thread for general tech news / politics discussion. Post links and discuss 'em.
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2015-10-12/digital-diplomacy
(and for those without a FA account)
http://hastebin.com/raw/hudibazimo

The more interesting bit:
>former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, long seen as an intermediary between the U.S. and Chinese business communities, set up the Seattle meeting that included 30 executives, 15 each from top U.S. and Chinese companies, including Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Baidu, Alibaba (a Chinese e-commerce site), and Tencent (a Chinese Internet giant). During the meeting, Xi assured some of the largest players in his country’s economy that China will open up further to outside business. Although none of the executives were willing to discuss the contents of the meeting, an Internet forum later in the day revealed some of the concerns of other U.S. and Chinese tech players.

Glad this is finally starting to make some bigger headlines about the Tech Industries' solidified role as a diplomatic arm of the US. Google has infamously been doing it for awhile, but it's hard to gauge exactly how in bed a lot of these companies are w/ the GOV.

In the wake of Snowden and all, it sure does seem like the tech industry is pretty solidified into bureaucracy.

  No.953

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FIRST FOR THE Drumpf TRAIN

  No.1017

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>>former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, long seen as an intermediary between the U.S. and Chinese business communities, set up the Seattle meeting that included 30 executives, 15 each from top U.S. and Chinese companies, including Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Baidu, Alibaba (a Chinese e-commerce site), and Tencent (a Chinese Internet giant). During the meeting, Xi assured some of the largest players in his country’s economy that China will open up further to outside business. Although none of the executives were willing to discuss the contents of the meeting, an Internet forum later in the day revealed some of the concerns of other U.S. and Chinese tech players.

Is the shambling corpse of Steve Jobs becoming more hungry for foreign labor? Or is it looking to break into the Spi-pad™ market?

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Social media users are in a panic after WikiLeaks said an unknown man had climbed the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Julian Assange has been staying for four years. Users suggested that it was probably an assassination attempt, “ordered by Clinton.”

“…At 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall [and the] window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security,” a statement from WikiLeaks said early Monday morning.

https://www.rt.com/news/356697-man-climbs-ecuadorian-embassy-assange/

  No.1707

>>1705
>Users suggested that it was probably an assassination attempt, “ordered by Clinton.”
That... seems highly improbable, for a long list of reasons.

  No.1710

>>1705
saw that this morning on twitter, seems an awful lot like an overreaction.
Information theft attempt? Maybe. Assassination? C'mon now

  No.1839

>>1707
name one

  No.1841

>>1839
I think the way this works is that you provide the proof of a conspiracy instead of demanding that others provide proof that there isn't one. There are plenty of people in the world who would probably cheer if he was killed, so if it was definitely an assassination attempt, we still wouldn't immediately know who was behind it.

  No.1855

>>1705

Maybe Assange just ordered take out. Food in the embassy must be getting old.

  No.1879

>>1841
>i have a long list of reasons
>but i refuse to name any of them
alright then.

  No.1962

>>1879
>I am a retard who doesn't know what burden of proof means
Its on the accuser to provide evidence, bearing in mind that the source is RT, its probably a pile of shit or a pissed up homeless guy making crap up to sell journo's

  No.1963

In actual news the UK is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world, selling more weapons to more dodgy regimes over the past ten years than any country except the United States.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-is-now-the-second-biggest-arms-dealer-in-the-world-a7225351.html

  No.1977

>>1962
>bearing in mind that the source is RT, its probably a pile of shit or a pissed up homeless guy making crap up to sell journo's
>Its on the accuser to provide evidence
if this is the case, i'd like to see said evidence that RT is making up crap to sell journo's and is a pile of shit. take your time, i can wait.

  No.1986

>>1977
>if this is the case, i'd like to see said evidence that RT is making up crap to sell journo's and is a pile of shit.
RT is generally a fairly tabloidish newspaper. I don't trust them. That means I'm not going to take very large claims made by them at face value.

Given that no other paper had (or has since) reported a similar story, and I couldn't see how Clinton has the power to actually order anyone to kill anyone, this whole thing seemed like a empty rumour.

  No.2049

>>1705
>fled after being caught
Either the Russians are stupid or the Ecuadorians are stupid.

  No.2054

So the US broke the US-Russia Syrian ceasefire agreement yesterday ago via bombing around 62 syrian rebel combatants at an air base.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/russia-blasts-ceasefire-violations-160917171318161.html

The agreement, which was just enacted on the 13th, was hoping to get more aid into the country (aid is still largely waiting on the border), and to work on attacking common enemies ("If the truce holds for one week, the US and Russia 'would then work together to develop military strikes against' Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.")
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is the jihadist group that recently split from al-Queda for ideological reasons.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/syria-ceasefire-effect-russia-deal-160912125315496.html1

  No.2167

>" Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria.

>Starting in the last years of the Cold War, Russia and the United States signed a series of accords to reduce the size of their nuclear arsenals, agreements that have so far survived intact despite a souring of U.S.-Russian relations under Putin.


>But on Monday, Putin issued a decree suspending an agreement, concluded in 2000, which bound the two sides to dispose of surplus plutonium originally intended for use in nuclear weapons."


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-nuclear-idUSKCN1230YN

  No.2180

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/4/13161026/signal-subpoena-court-order-encryption-police-open-whisper

Looks like our favorite android chat app ate a subpoena a little while ago. Luckily, it doesn't seem like the feds were able to get much of anything.