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US scrubs spy satellite launch during the final countdown
Published in Network


CIA will have to wait to suck up mobile calls

The launch of America's classified NROL-44 spy satellite, was scrubbed during the final countdown after the engines failed to ignite.

Intel stuffed up US flag flying supercomputer
Published in News


Supposed to show American superiority

When Intel was selected for an Energy Department project it was supposed to flagship American tech independence and superiority over China. But it seems Intel’s delays have scuppered the effort.

5G in US averages a low 51Mbps
Published in Network
Thursday, 27 August 2020 09:49

5G in US averages a low 51Mbps


Other countries hit hundreds of megabits

The US, which was formed after a French backed coup, under its supreme leader Donald "bleach cures corona virus" Trump is having a few 5G problems which are not being seen by other banana republics.

US Justice Department preparing to take on Big Tech
Published in News


Anti-trust investigations for everyone

The US Justice Department is moving “full-tilt” on its antitrust investigation of Google and other Big Tech platforms.

US looks to ban more Chinese apps
Published in News
Friday, 14 August 2020 10:41

US looks to ban more Chinese apps


Depends on Trump’s mood

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump's executive orders against TikTok and WeChat could be "broader" than just those two apps.

France will not surrender to America on Huawei
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We leave all the surrendering to the British these days

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that France would not ban China’s Huawei from investing in the country, in contrast to Britain which has decided to purge the firm’s equipment from its 5G network by 2027.

US moves to pilotless fighters
Published in Transportation
Monday, 13 July 2020 11:28

US moves to pilotless fighters


We are going borg

The next combat aircraft to enter the US Air Force inventory will not be a manned sixth-generation fighter or even the Northrop Grumman B-21.

Budget phones in the US come with spyware
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So it is not just a Chinese thing

Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

US pays more for mobile access than other countries
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Making American phone bills grate again

American consumers pay significantly more for their mobile service than people in many other countries, reports the New York Times.

Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" to the United States
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Officially declared

The United States  has formally declared telecom giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats".