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Old 06-07-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Facebook gave data access to Chinese firm flagged by US intelligence

Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China's government, the social media company said on Tuesday.

The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a telecommunications equipment company that has been flagged by American intelligence officials as a national security threat, as well as to Lenovo, Oppo and TCL.

The four partnerships remain in effect, but Facebook officials said in an interview that the company would wind down the Huawei deal by the end of the week.


I wonder if these big tech companies will re-establish connections with Huawei post-Trump.


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During all the Russia hacking hype, China is rising in influence

But with all the attention focused on Russia, maybe we need to pay a bit more attention to the spying — and related meddling — being done by the People’s Republic of China. Because China is a bigger threat in general, and seems to be doing a lot without engendering much of a response, or even much awareness.


Trump seems to have noticed.
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