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  • Microchips: China’s Weakest Link?

    07/20/2021 8:16:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/20/2021 | Richard A. Bitzinger
    When China decides to enter into a new undertaking, it rarely holds back. It has built the world’s largest high-speed rail network, the world’s fastest supercomputer, and the world’s largest hydroelectric dam. Beijing’s ongoing “Made in China 2025” initiative is a ten-year plan to make the country the global leader in such fields as next-generation information technologies, electric vehicles, advanced robotics, and—in particular—artificial intelligence.All of these endeavors are undeniably quite impressive, even worthy of praise. But success in one area does not guarantee success in others. Some business sectors still have “very” high barriers to entry, let alone dominance, and...
  • Thousands of flights cancelled as vaccinated pilots fall ill or die

    06/29/2021 8:36:55 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 122 replies
    Colorado Herald ^ | June 21, 2021 | Colorado Herald Staff
    (Excerpt from halfway down): According to, 120,000 cancellations per year is the average for global flights. An average day would see 329 cancellations. A 2 day average would see 658 cancellations. But between Friday and Saturday, 3,533 cancellations occurred. That’s a 580% increase in cancellations globally in the past 2 days.
  • 1,600 Layoffs Coming at Northern Illinois Jeep Cherokee Factory

    05/19/2021 7:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    5 Chicago / ap ^ | May 15, 2021
    Some 1,600 jobs are being cut at a Jeep Cherokee factory in northern Illinois as automakers continue being plagued by the global shortage of semiconductors. The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said Friday it was cutting one of the two work shifts at its Belvidere Assembly Plant as of July 26. That could result in the layoffs of 1,641 workers, .... the factory’s situation “has been further exacerbated by the unprecedented global microchip shortage,” Tinson said. The Belvidere facility has been idled since late March, with Stellantis repeatedly delaying the reopening that is now not expected...
  • The Technosphere chokes on a chip

    06/19/2021 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    Club Orlov ^ | 06/13/2021 | Dmitry Orlov
    It seems natural to expect that, as the market conditions affecting the semiconductor industry continue to deteriorate while the demand for critical components needed to maintain vital infrastructure systems around the world continues unabated, China will be able to exert a disproportionate influence on the availability of these components. It is quite foreseeable that the Chinese Communist Party will see the semiconductor industry as strategically important and nationalize key parts of it, fashioning it into a tool of foreign policy. The United States will, of course, pretend to be doing something about this state of affairs, making for a noisy...
  • Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

    Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, said in a tweet on Monday that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, will be splitting up after 27 years. Last year Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board as the coronavirus became a force around the world. He began spending more time on the nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alongside Melinda Gates. The two are co-chairs and trustees of the foundation.
  • Report: China Used Computer Chips to Spy on American P.C. Systems

    02/12/2021 8:06:23 PM PST · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-12-2021 | John Hayward
    "A Friday report from Bloomberg News revealed China was able to spy on American computer systems for a decade by supplying compromised chips to Super Micro Computer Inc. (Supermicro), one of America’s leading motherboard providers. According to the report, U.S. intelligence agencies were aware of this wide-reaching Chinese espionage program but did not warn either Supermicro or its customers, because they prioritized monitoring China’s surveillance techniques and developing countermeasures against them........
  • Q ~ Trust Trump's Plan ~ 11/03/20 Vol.300, Q Day 1103

    11/03/2020 12:54:39 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1,845 replies ^ | 11/03/20 | FReepers and FReeQs, vanity
    Airforce One returning to the White House after 17 campaign events. Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation.Q describes this awakening as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding 'mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency...
  • Half of Fox News Viewers Believe Bill Gates Wants to Use Virus Vaccines to Track You, New Poll Says (barf alert)

    05/23/2020 7:03:20 AM PDT · by gattaca · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 22, 2020 | Peter Wade
    Misinformation is taking a dangerous hold on Fox News viewers Misinformation is taking a dangerous hold on Fox News viewers. According to a new poll, half of all Americans who name Fox News as their primary news source believe the debunked conspiracy theory claiming Bill Gates is looking to use a coronavirus vaccine to inject a microchip into people and track the world’s population. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll, released on Friday, found that 44 percent of Republicans also buy into the unfounded claim, while just 19 percent of Democrats believe the lie about the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist. According to...
  • Rabbis Accuse Netanyahu of a “Mass Microchip Plot”: Selling Out Israel to the Globalist Agenda

    05/09/2020 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    BIN ^ | 5/7/2020 | David Sidman
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off quite a storm on Monday night following a press conference when he updated the nation regarding the latest loosening measures of the Health Ministry’s regulations. That’s because during his speech, he alluded to the idea of installing distance sensors onto children that like a car, beep when they get to close to people. Regarding an anticipated second wave of the coronavirus, Netanyahu recommended “new technologies that haven’t yet been activated. Technologies that are within the confines of the law that we will activate. This means perhaps, new methods that we’re discussing.” “I’ve spoken...
  • UK Company Set To Implant Microchips Into 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Workers

    11/14/2018 7:33:33 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 76 replies
    NN ^ | 11/13/18 | Paul Whitehead
    a growing number of tech enthusiasts all over Europe already has microchips implanted, and a Swedish company is working with large global employers to provide microchipping services for their workforces. A company called Biohax recently disclosed to one of the most prominent newspapers in the UK that they have been in talks with a “major financial services firm” that has “hundreds of thousands of employees."
  • Chinese Micro-Chips Installed in Hardware Pose a Threat to Our National Security

    10/23/2018 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/18 | Megan Barth
    There are plenty of cloud providers that are equipped to bid for the Pentagon’s contract This year, hackers seem to be having a field day accessing our personal data. Google exposed hundreds of thousands of users data on its Google+ social network. Facebook was attacked and hackers gained access to the personal data of some 30 million users. Yet, these strikes pale in comparison to what is perhaps the most serious concern: Chinese manufacturers has been installing micro spy chips inside servers. This recent discovery raises many red flags as to China’s ability to hack into our secret government computers...
  • Microchips are getting under the skin of thousands in Sweden

    05/31/2018 10:33:15 AM PDT · by caww · 43 replies
    euronews. ^ | 5/31/2018 | Pascale Davies
    Thousands of people in Sweden are inserting tiny microchips under their skin — making their lives much easier as they no longer have to carry IDs, gym passes, and keycards to get into work....But it's not without data risks. About 3,000 Swedes have inserted the tiny chips into their bodies over the past three years, the electronic tags are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted in the back of the hand 'via a syringe'. Libberton warns that by having a microchip implanted in your hand, you also give your data away. "The real issue is...
  • Microchips helping to prevent cactus poaching in Arizona national parks

    04/14/2018 11:44:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    abc15 ^ | Apr. 13, 2018 | Cameron Polom
    An unusual problem at Saguaro National Park requires an unusual solution to stop it. Cactus poaching; a lucrative crime that's caught the attention of the national park service. Chief O'Neil says even small saguaro can fetch a hefty bounty. "We understand that they sell for about a hundred dollar a foot, so this little guy is worth four or five hundred dollars," said O'Neil referencing a rather young, albeit 40-year-old saguaro. "We're looking to microchip cacti that are most likely to be taken," said O'Neil.
  • Wisconsin Company Three Square Market to Microchip Employees

    07/24/2017 1:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/24/2017
    A Wisconsin company is to become the first in the US to microchip employees. Three Square Market is offering to implant the tiny radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip into workers' hands for free - and says everyone will soon be doing it. The rice grain-sized $300 (£230) chip will allow them to open doors, log in to computers and even purchase food. And so far, 50 employees have signed up for the chance to become half-human, half-walking credit card. But far from being some sort of dystopian nightmare, Three Square Market's Patrick McMullan believes everyone will soon be wanting their own...
  • Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees

    07/23/2017 2:28:13 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 91 replies
    KSTP (ABC News, St. Paul, MN)) ^ | July 22, 2017 | Josh Rosenthal
    A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes. Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the sam thing using a microchip implanted inside a person's hand. "We'll come up, scan...
  • Long-lost Yorkie jets home from Cedar Rapids

    04/30/2015 2:08:09 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 30, 2015 | Nicole Agee
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After four years away from his family in New Orleans, a little Yorkie named Sam is home. In 2011, the Lambert family said he disappeared from his yard there. Almost two weeks ago, Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control got a call about a loose dog on the city’s northeast side. A scan of his microchip revealed his family’s contact information in Louisiana. Donielle Lambert said the phone call came as a shock to the family. “We thought he was gone,” she said. She cried when Michelle Johnson of Animal Care and Control called her to...
  • Swedish office gets under employees' skin with RFID microchips

    02/07/2015 6:24:25 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/3/15 | Bonnie Burton
    Now thanks to implanted RFID chips the size of a rice grain, employees who work at a new high-tech office campus in Sweden called Epicenter can wave their hands to open doors and operate machinery like Jedi masters using the Force. "We want to be able to understand this technology before big corporates and big governments come to us and say everyone should get chipped -- the tax authority chip, the Google or Facebook chip," Sjoblad told the BBC.
  • Swedish company implants microchips in its staff which lets them use the photocopier and pay

    01/31/2015 2:02:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2015 | Keiligh Baker
    A Swedish company has implanted microchips in its staff which allows them to use the photocopier, open security doors and even pay for their lunch. It is hoped that eventually around 700 employees from the Epicenter hi tech office block in Stockholm may eventually have the chips implanted into the back of their hands. The chips use radio-frequency identification (RFID) and are about the same size as a grain of rice.
  • Vatican introduces new security measures after Vatileaks scandal (Microchips)

    12/02/2012 10:06:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies
    Much tighter controls have already been introduced for anyone seeking access or photocopies of the Holy See's archives, dossiers and documents.
  • This Gizmo Will Rat On You, and People Love It.

    07/09/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 63 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 07/09/2012 | Bertel Schmitt
    Privacy is highly valued – until we can sell it for a small discount. Hundreds of thousands of auto insurance customers allowed an electronic ankle bracelet fitted to their car in exchange for a possible insurance discount. A year ago, Progressive offered its “”Snapshot“ device. It plugs into your car’s OBD system keeps and collects data that help Progressive to profile your driving. According to Reuters, Progressive already analyzed more than 5 billion driven miles. The company says its driving-behavior data is twice as good as any other factor in predicting risk, and that bad drivers cost Progressive more than...