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Judge denies Twitter effort to reveal US surveillance requests

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Twitter has been thwarted in its six-year battle to offer greater transparency for US surveillance requests. District Judge Yvonne Gonalez Rogers has denied Twitter’s request for a summary judgment allowing it to reveal more details of the nat…

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US Space Force will send its first satellite into space today

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The US Space Force will kick off its first National Security Mission this afternoon. It’s sending a Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite into orbit, onboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The satellite…

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Senate bill would block US companies from storing data in China

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US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) wants to make it illegal for US companies to store user data or encryption keys in China. He also wants to prevent Chinese companies from collecting any more info from American users than is necessary to pro…

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US Senators ask the FCC to review licenses with China-owned telecoms

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Two US Senators want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecoms should be permitted to operate in the US. In a letter to the FCC, Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Sena…

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The Trump Administration just revived the Cold War-era Space Command

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Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence announced the return of the US Space Command — a Cold War-era division of the Air Force that’s been on a 17-year hiatus. The revival of the US Space Command is meant to “ensure the protection of Americ…

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China’s supercomputers are the latest target in US trade war

By Business, China, commerce department, engadget, export, gear, Military, national security, politics, restrictions, Security, sugon, supercomputer, supercomputing, tomorrow, trade, trade war, Trump administration, US

The US and China have been locked in a race for the world’s most powerful supercomputer. China was in the lead with its Sunway TaihuLight, which has a 93 petaflop capacity. But the US surpassed that last year, when it released the Summit, which can r…

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