Tag Archives: china

Against stakeholder capitalism

Coinbase and Basecamp seem to be doing quite well, even though the woke mob predicted otherwise. Both companies broke with the current American trend of activist capitalism, where a company is expected to make statements and profess support for the … Continue reading

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The lab-leak hypothesis seems likely to be true, or: Why a technocracy is a nightmare

I have written about the lab-leak hypothesis regarding the origin on SARS-CoV-2; first I dismissed it, then … I didn’t entirely. Now, it looks likely to be true. The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth … Continue reading

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Siri, how many of my photos did you send to the government today?

The meme above was shared by Edward Snowden as the story is unfolding. See also this: “Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images“. Now, how could anyone possibly have any problem with that? The way this will … Continue reading

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I was wrong

I don’t enjoy being wrong, but if you search my blog you will find a number of posts about me, being wrong. This one is most likely such a one. — But I am not sure if it is. The … Continue reading

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Corporate espionage

Given the recent major hacking incident using zero-day exploits against Exchange servers, most likely originating in China, this chart detailing China’s new Five Year Plan should be interesting: So, if you are working at a company that works on anything … Continue reading

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Persistence through Revolutions

In Mao’s China, the former landlords and rich peasants were stripped of their possessions and their children were barred from going to university. So the descendants of these people could not inherit any wealth from them, nor could they gain … Continue reading

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Selling out doesn’t always pay

The most recent example is Disney’s live-action remake of their animated Mulan movie, aptly named “Mulan”. China is a very important market for American movies, which is why many of the include at least short scenes in Chinese – or … Continue reading

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TLS 1.3 and ESNI appear to be working

As China has decided to block all HTTPS traffic using TLS 1.3 and ESNI for encryption, I think it is safe to assume that that encryption is pretty good and the Chinese government doesn’t have an easy and fast way … Continue reading

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Huawei and national security

Things take time – I wrote about this in 2012, 2013 in passing and 2019 – and now the United Kingdom have decided to stop Huawei from supplying much more of their 5G network; and by 2027 the parts from … Continue reading

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Excuse me, UK did what?

According to this news story, the United Kingdom would allow up to 40% of the population in Hong Kong to, eventually, become citizens in the UK. That’s a bold move, but as China has clearly violated the agreement between them … Continue reading

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