US spooks illegally using stolen data
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Friday, 06 October 2023 11:18

US spooks illegally using stolen data

ICE, ICE, Baby

An oversight body for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Enforcement (CBP), and the Secret Service all broke the law while using location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on smartphones.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D launches as Micro Center exclusive
Published in PC Hardware

6-core/12-thread SKU with X3D cache for $229

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D has been already leaked earlier, but now it appears it will be launched as an exclusive SKU for Micro Center retailer in the US, priced at $229. This means it will not be coming to other regions.

Suppliers should buy chips sold to blacklisted Yangtze Memory Technologies back
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Do the right  thing

Blacklisted Yangtze Memory Technologies Co has asked its suppliers to buy back the chips and equipment it is forbidden to use.

US Supreme Court protects stalkers from their victims
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The more insane are protected 

In an interesting move for crime in the US, the Supreme Court has decided that victims of stalkers have to prove they faced a real threat.

US government gives Ford $9.2 billion loan
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We need you to catch up to the Chinese fast

The US government is providing Ford a conditional $9.2 billion loan for constructing three battery factories.

Japan risks angering Google and Apple empires
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 Could be another Battle of Tsushima

A Japanese government panel has risked angering the mighty US tech giants Apple and Google by insisting that they compete fairly in the market.

Banned Chinese decryption chips used by US military
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They are even on a list 

While the US government is increasingly paranoid about Chinese hardware containing spyware, the US military does not appear to have gotten the memo. 

US antics divide subsea cable market into East and West
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Returning to the cold war

The subsea cable market is in danger of dividing into eastern and western blocs as the US is putting pressure on companies to avoid Chinese ties.  

US allows South Korea and Taiwan chipmakers to sell into China
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So much for security concerns

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US government is expected to allow leading South Korea and Taiwan semiconductor manufacturers to continue and expand their chipmaking operations in China. 

Analysts warn that China will produce own semiconductors
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Will advance faster than the US expects expect

Chip industry analysts are confident that China can produce semiconductors even if the United States tries to block assess to its technology.