Google workers call for end to China search project
28 November 2018 | 10:52 am
A group of Google employees has signed a public letter calling on the company to abandon its plans for a Chinese search product that censors results.
After a Chinese "spy balloon" was sighted over the United States, another was spotted over Latin America. DW sums up what know about them so far.
Canberra has made it clear that it is not concerned about how China might react. Last year, both the UK and the US banned several similar Chinese tech products.
The US State Department said the balloon that had flown over the US for days was part of a bigger surveillance program targeting 40 countries.
The Pentagon says the suspected spy balloon downed off the US coast was part of a large surveillance program that China has been conducting for "several years," affecting countries across five continents. China says the craft was just a weather balloon.
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Since February 4th when the "Chinese spy balloon" was shot down in American airspace, several videos have emerged claiming to show "unidentified flying objects" in many international skies. We spoke to a UFO and sky anomalies expert about how Beijing's balloon sparked this type of misinformation, in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
Canadian media had reported that China preferred to see Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party retain power leading Beijing to work against the Conservative Party in federal elections.
FTX crypto exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to be arraigned on the new indictment on Thursday, where he will likely plead not guilty. He now faces 13 charges in total after the November collapse of FTX.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is making a stopover in the United States on her way to Central America. China has vowed to fight back if she meets any top US officials.
As the West cracks down on Chinese tech, video surveillance firms are also facing increased scrutiny. But global demand for Chinese surveillance cameras isn't waning, despite fears they could be used for spying.
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