"You invite conflict when there's weakness, and I believe you deter conflict when there is strength, and that is the path we're on," Shaw said. Taking this approach "will lead us, I believe, to a more strategically stable situation that deters conflict in space," he added. … [Read more...] about Countries around the world want a Space Force — but why?
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The initiative was announced by the country's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing a month after the US unveiled its own Clean Network program. According to the US State Department, Clean Network is a “comprehensive effort by a coalition of like-minded countries and companies to secure their critical telecommunications, cloud, data analytics, mobile apps, Internet of Things, and 5G technologies from "malign actors" by relying on only trusted vendors”. … [Read more...] about China wants to lead the world in data security
There are countries on board with this idea, including Luxembourg, which also declared that companies can own the resources that they grab from space. But not everyone is on the same page. Notably, China and Russia, two very large space superpowers, have been critical of the idea of using space resources. Though China has warmed up to the concept recently, Russian officials have been very vocal about their disdain for NASA’s vision for space resources. When NASA announced its Artemis Accords, the director of Russia’s space program, Dmitry Rogozin, likened the policy to the US’s invasion of Iraq in now-deleted tweets. … [Read more...] about NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from private companies
China announced an initiative to establish global standards on data security, saying it wanted to promote multilateralism in the area at a time when "individual countries" were "bullying" others and "hunting" companies. The announcement, by State Councillor Wang Yi, comes a month after the United States said it was purging "untrusted" Chinese apps under a program dubbed "Clean Network". China's initiative calls for technology firms to prevent the creation of so-called backdoors in their products and services that could allow data to be obtained illegally, as well as for participants to respect the sovereignty, jurisdiction and data management rights of other countries. It also calls for participants to not engage in large-scale surveillance of other countries or illegally acquire information of foreign citizens through information technology. It did not detail the nature of the initiative or say whether any other country had joined. "Global data security rules that reflect … [Read more...] about China unveils global data security initiative, says some countries bullying others
How to watch Gogglebox on Channel 4 from outside your countryIf you're currently living in the UK, then watching Gogglebox is simple, as it's airing on Channel 4 each week. If you're abroad, however, things get a bit more complicated, as trying to tune in to All 4 will hit you with a geo-block telling you that you're in the wrong country. … [Read more...] about How to watch Gogglebox online: stream every new season 16 episode from anywhere