1…………> I Spy: Google Chrome
A number of “Cousin” Google Chrome users recently became aware of the fact that not only does their browser allow them to surf the web, but it also quietly scans their personal files without prior consent with a “Trojan Horse” that is the updated version of Chrome Cleanup Tool.
If suspected malware is detected, the Cleanup Tool then sends the suspicious file’s metadata to Google and asks the user’s permission to remove the potential threat, but Google Chrome Security Chief Justin Schuh insisted that the addon sole purpose is to deal with “unwanted software manipulating” the browsers.
2…………> Russia, China & Co: Heat Is Up
Speaking in Moscow at the start of his talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, PLA Chief General Wei Fenghe said that he chose Russia for his first trip abroad to “show the world … [the] firm determination of our armed forces to strengthen strategic cooperation, [and] to let the Americans know about the close ties between the armed forces of China and Russia,” an unmistakable and not even a veiled threat of the “strategic partnership” as being a shared opposition to the “unipolar” world: i.e. perceived US global domination.
As part of their “beginning of a beautiful friendship” military cooperation, Moscow and Beijing have conducted joint military maneuvers, including exercises in the South China Sea, last summer’s navy drills in the Baltics, and joint missile defense drills intended to practice a unified response to missile threats from other countries.
3…………> Eagle In The Winds: Cutter Barque
NORFOLK, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Norfolk, and be open to the public for tours, this Friday, April 6.
The summer 2018 deployment spans eight months and 20 ports and including Barbados, Santa Domingo, San Juan, Roatán, Cartagena, and Curacao.
4…………..> Mr. Xi Noose: On Trump’s Neck
Donald J. Trump
We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!
[When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose!]
4:22 AM – Apr 4, 2018
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Following President Trump’s trade war “shots across the bow” actions, China issued a $US50 billion list of US goods including soybeans, whiskey, small airplanes, beef, passenger vehicles and industrial chemicals for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington.
5…………> I Hate “YouTube”: Aghdam
San Francisco General Hospital’s spokesman said that of the three yesterday terror attack victims being treated, one is in a critical condition following the shooting rampage by a woman identified as the 39-year-old San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghdam, who had voiced complaints online about YouTube on previous occasions.
“At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted,” police said.
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