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Welcome to the New Cold War

Folks, this article not only should be read by everyone, but ‘forwarded’ to all your friends and family. The news is that big. This is definitely something to be aware of, and to pay attention to.

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* U.S. charges Chinese military group with cyber espionage

The U.S. made a rare move to pursue foreign government employees by charging five Chinese nationals with committing economic espionage against Westinghouse, Alcoa , the U.S. Steelworkers’ Union and other large U.S. companies and organizations, in a move that serves as a warning and a wakeup call for both state-sponsored hackers and the companies that they attack.Read more..

This is a monumental change. It has been patently obvious – to those who pay attention to such things – that for years China has not been “playing nice” (some would say, has been waging cyber war, if not mere cyber espionage/theft), but that they’ve enjoyed a kind of tacit immunity, because they own all our money, and build all our devices.. and we (think we) want access to that vast market.

Why is this so important? “It’s possible this could cause a Virtual Cold War between the world’s biggest economies, with wide-ranging impact on the entire planet.

Again, read the article, here.

Maybe… we’ll have to start making our own stuff again…

A wee bit of good news: Historic global cyber crime bust takes down ‘BlackShades’ users

An FBI-led investigation involving law enforcement agencies in 17 countries has led to one of the biggest cyber crime busts in recent history.Read more..

Yes. History is being made …

Today’s quote:The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” ~ Jim Rohn

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May 21, 2014 - Posted by | cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, News, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I’d wish that this wouldn’t be the reason for us to start making our own stuff again, but seriously guys, we need to make our own stuff.

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    Comment by Samantha | May 21, 2014 | Reply

    • Samantha,
      But… K-Mart and Walmart and Dollar Stores all across the land would go out of business… Can’t have that!

      (And the key would be: consumers would have to buy our stuff [vs the cheap Chinese *crud*].)

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      Comment by techpaul | May 21, 2014 | Reply

      • I feel like if everything was made here, the prices might go down universally. But I am no economics expert. :P Local business would prevail, and hopefully those places that are super cheap and also pay their employees horrible wages WILL go away. :P

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        Comment by Samantha | May 21, 2014 | Reply

        • Samantha,
          One doesn’t have to look too far back in history to see when it was that way. But now that the world is flat, everyone has to compete with ‘cheap labor’ (as well as countries whose hands aren’t tied by stringent environmental protection laws..) and so, I believe, workers would have to think in different terms.

          Maybe we could convince foreign workers to demand $14/hour + full benefits.. and thus they’d be easier to compete with..?

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          Comment by techpaul | May 21, 2014 | Reply


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