03 Aug 2020

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

According to the State Department, the US government has already been researching and implementing recommendations from alternate suppliers of 5G equipment after banning the use of Huawei technology due to their ties with the Chinese government. The State Department claims that the US is aiming to match Huawei’s competitive pricing

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31 Jul 2020

Japan Edges Toward Military Pre-emptive Strike Option

In Japan, ruling-party lawmakers are fighting for Japan’s military to have the ability to strike foreign missile launch sites in order to mitigate the threat posed by potential attacks from North Korea and China. The proposal was released on Friday on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party’s defense policy committee.

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30 Jul 2020

North Korean Hackers Sniffing for US Defense Secrets

According to McAfee, North Korea was behind a cyber-espionage campaign that occurred earlier this year and targeted US defense and aerospace firms. McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research group claimed they detected similarities between the recent campaign and previous ones that linked the espionage to Hidden Cobra, a term used to refer

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29 Jul 2020

US is bringing 6,400 troops home from Germany

On Wednesday, US defense officials outlined a plan to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany and shift roughly 5,400 others to different countries in Europe. The plan will cost billions of dollars and take several years to fulfill. The announcement comes after President Trump stated his desire to withdraw troops

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28 Jul 2020

China’s Muslim Uighurs Are Stuck in U.S. Immigration Limbo

Hundreds of Chinese Uighurs awaiting asylum in the US are stuck in China. Roughly two years ago, the American public was made aware of Chinese mistreatment towards Uighur Muslims, and the issues have escalated since. China has allegedly been gathering information on the Uighur minority through hacking phones and devices,

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27 Jul 2020

Consulate closures an inflection point in China-US relations

The forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and the US consulate in Chengdu highlights an increase in tensions between the two competing powers, marking a new low point in relations. Amid accusations of national security threats, human rights violations, and intellectual theft, the US ordered China to close

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27 Jul 2020

US Digital Bank Dave Admits Customer Data Breach

A US-based fintech giant has publicly released a statement detailing a data breach the company suffered after researchers discovered a malicious database selling users’ personal information. The company is called Dave and offers digital banking services to its users. Over the past week, researchers investigated claims that Dave’s customers’ details

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24 Jul 2020

Russia Tests an Anti-Satellite Weapon, U.S. Officials Say

According to a statement released by the US Space Command on Thursday, Russia conducted an unusual anti-satellite test in early July. This has sparked concern that Russia is developing capabilities to attack American space-based systems. The test, which occurred on July 15, represents the first time that Russia has utilized

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24 Jul 2020

US consulate: China orders US consulate closure in tit-for-tat move

Just a day after the US demanded that China close down its consulate in Houston, Texas, China has ordered the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu, a city in southwest China. The move represents a tit-for-tat escalation between the two countries as tensions continue to rise. China admitted that

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24 Jul 2020

Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia’s GRU intelligence agency has been responsible for some of the most aggressive cyberattacks in history, including blackouts and destructive worms. The group was also tied to a massive misinformation campaign as well as a hacking and leaking operation that was created to skew the outcome of the 2016 US

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