The United States is ‘looking at’ banning TikTok

Hong Kong/Washington (CNN Business)The United States is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, adding that “we’re taking this very seriously.”
Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.”
“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura,” he said. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it’s something we’re looking at.”

China is investing billions in chipmaking to close the gap with its global rivals

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China’s largest semiconductor maker could raise as much as $7.5 billion this year by listing its stock in Shanghai — a move that could deliver the Chinese mainland its largest share sale in a decade, and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign chips.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), which already trades in Hong Kong, said in a stock exchange filing last week that it wants to raise at least $6.6 billion. The bigger number would be hit if the company exercises an “over-allotment option” and issues additional shares in response to strong demand from investors.

Google Chrome users may have been impacted by a massive spying campaign, report says

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San Francisco (CNN Business)Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32 million times were used to spy on the popular browser’s users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report.

The report, from cybersecurity firm Awake Security, found at least 111 “malicious or fake” Chrome extensions capable of taking screenshots, stealing login credentials and capturing passwords as users typed them. The campaign impacted a wide range of sectors including financial services, healthcare and government organizations, it added.

A mutation shows why the coronavirus is such a formidable foe

All living organisms mutate and adapt to maximize survival in their ecologic niche. For months, scientists have been looking into whether the novel coronavirus — known as SARS-CoV-2 — is mutating and becoming more transmissible or more lethal. Recent evidence points to a preliminary answer to half the question: yes, a study has found that the virus has mutated and the dominant strain today is now capable of infecting more human cells. But the scientists say more research is needed to show whether this changed the course of the pandemic, and it remains unclear whether this mutation is more lethal.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/12/opinions/coronavirus-mutation-increased-infectivity-haseltine/index.html

Tracking coronavirus’ global spread

Since December, the virus has spread to nearly every continent and case numbers continue to rise.

Authorities in 214 countries and territories have reported about 7.6 million Covid‑19 cases and 422,000 deaths since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December.

https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-maps-and-cases/

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world

What you need to know

https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-06-10-20-intl/index.html

  • More than 7.2 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, including at least 411,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  • The global economy will take at least two years to recover from the pandemic as the world enters the worst peacetime recession in 100 years.
  • Almost half of US states are seeing higher rates of new Covid-19 cases as Americans go out to socialize or protest.

‘Gone with the Wind’ pulled from HBO Max until it can return with ‘historical context’

New York (CNN Business)HBO Max has pulled “Gone with the Wind” from its library of films.

The removal of the film comes as mass protests sweep across the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed while in police custody.
The 1939 film, which tells the love story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler during the American Civil War, is considered by many to be a cinematic classic and is one of the most popular films ever made. However, the movie is also incredibly controversial. The film’s portrayal of slavery, African Americans and the Civil War South has been received much more critically in the decades since its release.

Sweden closes 30-year murder mystery over killing of PM Olof Palme

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Sweden has ended a 34-year investigation into the unsolved murder of the country’s then-Prime Minister Olof Palme, saying the chief suspect is dead.

Palme was gunned down as he took a late-night walk after visiting a cinema in central Stockholm with his wife, Lisbet, on February 28, 1986.
The mystery over the murder of the Social Democratic leader has gripped Sweden for three decades, prompting much speculation over the assassin and their motive, as well as producing multiple conspiracy theories.
Meanwhile, investigators have interviewed more than 10,000 people, and 134 possible suspects have confessed to the murder.
Sweden’s Chief Prosecutor Krister Petersson told a news conference in the country’s capital on Wednesday that he believed the lone perpetrator to be a man named Stig Engström but could do nothing more to prove it.
“As the person is deceased, I cannot bring charges against him and have decided to discontinue the investigation. In my opinion, Stig Engström is the prime suspect,” he said.
“My assessment is that, after over 34 years, it is difficult to believe that any further investigation would provide us with any new details and therefore I believe we have come as far as one could expect.”

Some new information

The Norwegian state is a hellish state to live in. They want you to conform into their socialistic system where everyone have the same value, even people who wants to kill us.

If you go outside the box and complain, they hunt you down with all the means breaching all the anonymity on the net.

You haven’t even the right to complain about your pension level, even if its rightfully too low.

My silence is a more than a threat to them, taking them down with my alarm to others.

Your freedom is limited by politicians that speaks with a dualistic tongue

The tracked letter som of it

Some of the contents, tracked down, no personal stuff here, just observation on my situation and a blast from the past.

Here’s some of it :

I no longer have the power to fight against NAV (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration) I am sick every day with trials that make it difficult to get out of the home other than shop food, and barely that. I have no money to travel to friends and family in Rygge, or anything else!

I am stuck in my apartment and have not been on holiday or other recreation since 2002.

I really can’t afford sleeping pills and Nozinan, which is not on a blue prescription. I can’t be without them.

Dentist is excluded

I can’t afford the amount up until the doctor’s free pass. Uses a net service for prescriptions, has not been with the doctor who is uninterested now and has a feeling he will not help me anymore since it is quiet from the doctor’s office.

I can’t afford clothes and light bulbs, soaps, toothpaste and more, but I buy it and live on shit food (which a diabetic should NOT eat over time), one month to get the most basal. Have not shaved me since 2016, the costs is too high too ….. showers twice a week on fixed days.

I DO NOT ADVICE TO LIVE !!! FAR UNDER THE UN’s POVERTY LINE, WE ARE CA. 70,000 in this rich country. I DIE TOO EARLY, DUE TO LITTLE PAY. I MUST MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY BY FEELING AT 67 OR BEFORE PRICE LEVEL GOES UP AND UNDERLYGING PAY SYSTEM IS NOT FOLLOWING THE LEVELS

Prime minister Erna Solberg’s vision of “Arbeit mach frei” is that everyone should work. It shouldn’t pay to be sick ….. Hitler would approve this hell. The sick are a saldering post with crumbs from the rich table.

The point is that I am discriminated, decimated and neutralized by my own authorities and aid agencies in my dear country. I have NOTHING to look forward to, other than more poverty, as the prices adjust to the salary feast here this year I don’t get any of, and that is NOT a WORTH life.

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