Tech at Night: …. but NSA gathering public information was the REAL threat
On a multi-user computer system, different user accounts have different permissions. In most Unix-based systems, there is a special account besides. Account zero, the ‘root’ user, bypasses all permissions checks. The Chinese attackers had root access to Office of Personnel Management servers. But NSA was the real threat ah, Rand Paul?
The OPM Hack is Just Awful
So, if you’ve paid attention, amid all the noise about Donald Trump and Rachel Dolezal, there was this little thing called the hack of the Office of Personnel Management. It was a hack allegedly by Chinese government operatives, and they have gotten just about everything you could imagine with regard to personal information on a huge chunk of American citizens, among others. It’s the type | Read More »
The Chinese Riposte To Ecocide In The USSR
“To see older people suffering from lung cancer is not strange,” he said. “But for a girl who is only 14-years-old, it is very awful.” – A Chinese Physician People who are lost in the Late 20th Century continue to argue over whether Capitalism or Socialism would be better for the Earth’s environment. Christine Figueres, the UN Climate Chief, laments the fact that American Democracy | Read More »
Is Chinese Hack Attack of OPM an Act of War?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Chinese hack attack on OPM, why they might be collecting this data, and if this attack constitutes an act of war.
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How Could China Hack The OPM With Smart, Responsible People Like Hillary Clinton Running America?
So China hacked the OPM and is now reading all of the personal data of Federal Employees getting background checks. This follows on the heels of Russian crime syndicates getting their hands on IRS data. This only renders the extent to which any claims by the USG that it cares one fig about the security of average Americans utterly risible. How could such a travesty | Read More »
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Communist China is still Communist
As America and Japan inch closer to confrontation with China over competing interests in the South China Sea, it’s useful to remind people that, contra the Left’s attempts whitewash the Chinese Communist Party’s actions, the communist party is still communist. If anything President Xi Jinping’s regime represents a turn back to the hardline Communism that had been somewhat papered over since the days of Deng | Read More »
Tech at Night: International fights on Patents and Trademarks
The patent fight in Washington just got bigger. You’ve got the push for a ‘comprehensive patent reform’ monstrosity the House, using patent trolls as cover, as favored by the Chinese. You’ve got actual narrow, targeted patent reform legislation. Now The Senate seems to be going with the narrow approach. I’m favor the House approach on demand letters, and Vitter is moving on that. However I | Read More »
Hong Kong Capitulates to the Communists, No Free Elections
You might have heard of the protests across Hong Kong over the last few months of last year. They came about because the Communist Party that completely controls mainland China’s political system wished to do the same for Hong Kong. In particular, at issue was the push by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (in other words, the Chinese Communist bigwigs) to reform | Read More »
It’s time for Tim Cook and Apple to stand up for homosexual rights in China
Tim Cook has become a vocal activist in recent years, taking his role in charge of Apple and using to promote his personal point of view on issues. He’s using that role to attack the state of Indiana for a political decision he disagreed with. However Indiana (population 6.5 million) is small potatoes. The fact that they don’t have a law specifically banning discrimination against | Read More »
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng: actually, Hillary Clinton ultimately didn’t help me at all.
Chen Guangcheng doesn’t care for the way that Hillary Clinton is taking credit for his rescue from the PRC.
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Obama burns down another US alliance
It is my hope that when a new president is sworn in that we have at least one political or military alliance, other than with Iran, remaining. Right now the smart money would say that we don’t. For decades one of the staunchest allies the United States has in Asia has been Thailand. During the Vietnam War, Thai bases provided platforms to strike at targets | Read More »
Communist China is still Oppressing Christians
In the days before Christmas, I spent some time discussing the persecution Christians are facing in the Middle East. Both ISIS and Iran are up to their usual tactics. However, the Middle East is not the only region in the world where Christians are being oppressed for practicing their beliefs. In China, the ruling Communists are doing typical Communist things and cracking down on the | Read More »
The White House Commits to Destroying Jobs to Fight Climate Change
Environmentalists, Not Traders, Sell Your Jobs Out To China. Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama struck a deal Wednesday to limit greenhouse gases, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and Obama unveiling a plan for deeper U.S. emissions reductions through 2025. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged in the far-reaching agreement to | Read More »
Barack Obama Lies About His Carbon Plan
Barack Obama’s team put this on his twitter account: This is huge: The United States and China have just agreed on an ambitious new joint plan to cut carbon pollution. http://t.co/Ntu6NFpSFY— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 12, 2014 That is not true. There was a joint agreement for both sides to do something. It was only to cut American carbon pollution. China is making no agreement | Read More »
Placating the Envirogelicals With the Fierce Urgency of Eleven Years From Now
As many of the United States are seeing record early snow fall, the President has gone to China to cut a deal with the Chicoms on global warming. The left wants us to know it is a major, pressing issue. In fact, if we don’t do something immediately, Miami is going to be under water, there is no stopping it, and we sure as heck | Read More »