Advisory: Be careful of what you read on social media. The algorithms used by these platforms have no regard for Biblical truth. They target your emotions to keep you engaged on their site so their advertisers can drop more ads. These platforms exist to enrich their stockholders. Consider God’s promise to Believers in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
People Not Only Physically but Spiritually, the Un-Godly Deserve Each Other, They Destroy Everything They Touch…
Google and China are full of evil deeds thoughts and designs, both against God and men, are intended, which are forged and fabricated in the wicked heart of man; and may respect Satan’s depths in the Antichrist beast, Revelation 2:24
Google is competing fiercely against Amazon and Microsoft to build out a cloud computing offering that can establish itself as a serious competitor to AWS, but two employees have reportedly told Bloomberg that Google has abandoned a cloud computing project in China and other politically-sensitive countries, largely due to concerns over worsening bilateral relations with the US.
The tech behemoth reportedly shut down the project, known internally as “Isolated Region,” which sought to address nations’ desires to control data within their borders, the employees said. The decision to close the program was a “massive strategy shift,” according to one of the employees, who said hundreds of employees around the world had worked on the “Isolated Region”.
Given the ominous description, it’s not too difficult to understand the true nature of this project: Google would essentially help empower China to enforce its “Great Firewall,” which it is now trying to expand to Hong Kong.
A Google spokesperson who commented on the record to Bloomberg insisted that the project was scrapped for reasons that were totally innocuous.
A Google spokeswoman said Isolated Region was shelved because “other approaches we were actively pursuing offered better outcomes.” She declined to detail those approaches. “We have a comprehensive approach to addressing these requirements that cover the governance of data, operational practices, and survivability of software,” the spokeswoman said. “Isolated Region was just one of the paths we explored to address these requirements.”
“What we learned from customer conversations and input from government shareholders in Europe and elsewhere is that other approaches we were actively pursuing offered better outcomes,” the spokeswoman said. “Google does not offer and has not offered cloud platform services inside China.”
According to one of the employees, the plan involved selling cloud services in what Google calls “sovereignty sensitive markets,” such as China and the E.U., where there are strict laws for companies offering services that involve the collection or processing of people’s data.
The project, which began in early 2018, sought to address rules in China that require Western companies to form a joint venture with a Chinese partner company when they provide data or networking services, one of the employees said. In such a relationship, the partner company would have retained both physical and administrative control over user data. The arrangement was intended to satisfy Chinese authorities while also providing a barrier between Google’s Isolated Region cloud services and the rest of its data center network, which stores and processes emails, documents, photographs, and other data from its users, the employee said.
By handing over control of user data to third party companies in foreign countries, Isolated Region also aimed to appease privacy concerns about the U.S. government’s potential ability to carry out covert surveillance of Google’s Cloud services, the employee said. Those concerns increased in March 2018, following the passing of the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, better known as the CLOUD Act, a federal law that granted U.S. law enforcement agencies more power to request personal data stored by American technology companies even if the data is stored on servers located outside of the U.S., the employee said.
Interestingly enough, Bloomberg’s editors slotted the first paragraph addressing the company’s controversial business practices involving its work in China and the CCP
Some employees expressed concern about the Cloud project in China and questioned their superiors about it, according to one of the employees. But it’s not known if employee opposition was a factor in Google’s decision to stop the initiative in China or elsewhere.
Isolated Region was part of a larger Google project known as “Sharded Google,” which has sought to develop new data storage and processing facilities, known as “shards,” that are walled off from the rest of the company’s systems, according to the employees.
Major cloud providers are all racing to develop data centers that are either physically separated or rely on complex software to keep information flows apart.
It’s a costly process, driven by rising demand on two fronts. One is from firms in specific industries, such as finance, that want isolated machinery for security reasons. Another comes from laws that require data reaped inside the country to stay there, with China being perhaps the most stringent example.
Both trends are accelerating. More than 100 countries have some sort of data sovereignty laws in place, according to David Gilmore, chief executive officer of DataFleets Ltd., an enterprise software firm. In the U.S., state policies, such as California’s new consumer privacy law, provide further restrictions on how cloud companies handle data. “It’s just the tip of the iceberg,” he said.
France and Germany recently started Gaia-X, an effort to build the continent’s own data storage systems over the internet without relying on U.S. technology giants.
We’re certainly curious to hear more about this “data sovereignty” project. For all the reporting BBG did here, the reader isn’t walking away with a clear understanding of what this even means.
And as we’ve learned with ‘Project Dragonfly’, once Google declares a project dead, that doesn’t mean it actually is.
NY Attorney General Calls on Apple, Google to Crack Down on Shady Contact-Tracing Apps
As more states and cities explore reopening amid the coronavirus plandemic, Apple and Google have struggled to keep up with the flood of third-party contact-tracing apps in their respective app stores. Now, New York Attorney General Letitia James is urging both companies to impose stricter protections for consumers.
© Photo: Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James
James has sent letters to each company urging them to restrict existing and future third-party contact-tracing apps from collecting and storing a user’s personal health information. She also called on the companies to clarify the difference between apps developed by public health authorities and those made by developers, who may not have consumers’ best interests in mind.
“As businesses open back up and Americans venture outdoors, technology can be an invaluable tool in helping us battle the coronavirus,” James said in a statement. “But some companies may seek to take advantage of consumers and use personal information to advertise, mine data, and unethically profit off this pandemic. Both Apple and Google can be invaluable partners in weeding out these bad actors and ensuring consumers are not taken advantage of by those seeking to capitalize on the fear around this public health crisis.”
The letter also emphasizes that the average consumer may not understand the difference between the contact-tracing technology jointly developed by Apple and Google and independently created contact-tracing apps that may use a different standard. Last month, both companies laid out specifics about how the jointly developed API ought to be used. In a nutshell, Apple and Google only plan to permit federal and state health agencies to use its API, and the related apps wouldn’t be able to access a smartphone’s geolocation data. Targeted ads are also explicitly prohibited.
That’s not necessarily true for third-party contact-tracing apps. Last week, a Wall Street Journal report revealed that several third-party apps currently available for iOS and Android not only allow advertising but also share location data with third-parties. With no uniform standards in place, Apple and Google have become de-facto regulators of these covid-19 apps. Despite efforts by both companies to keep shady apps out of their stores, some are still available for download.
As for how Apple and Google should crackdown on these dubious contact tracing apps, James offered four suggestions: 1) limiting the collection of personal health data to apps affiliated with federal or state public health agencies; 2) banning the use of consumer data for targeted ads; 3) banning third-party apps from using data to identify anonymous users; and 4) requiring all third-party apps to delete user data on a rolling 14-day basis, as well as provide users an easy way to manually delete their own data.
James’s letter is yet another reminder of the privacy risks contact-tracing apps pose. While these apps do eliminate the tedium of manual contract tracing, how they collect data to notify users is a major point of contention between governments and security experts. There’s already been friction between Apple, Google, and countries advocating for a “centralized” approach to contact tracing—basically, a method that would funnel data through an official server. France and the UK have both rejected the decentralized approach advocated by Apple, Google, and over 300 scientists and researchers from 25 countries. Singapore recently said it is now exploring developing a contact-tracing wearable as it could not come to an agreement with Apple over iOS Bluetooth restrictions.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., legislators recently introduced a bill that would impose several restrictions on how consumer health data is collected and shared on contact-tracing apps. That said, a recent joint poll between the University of Maryland and the Washington Post revealed that the majority of Americans are either unable or unwilling to use a contact-tracing app—citing privacy as a major reason.
The World Is In Big Trouble, for Those That Believe We Will Go Back to Some Sense of Normal Life Here on Earth, You Will Be Sadly Disappointed, Seven and Half Years of Hell on Earth Which Began January 1, 2020
“Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed” (Isa. 59:14, NLT)…We Turned Our Backs On GOD, Now We Have Been Left To Our Own Devices, Enjoy…
While Mainstream Media Continues to Push a False Narrative, Big Tech Has to Keep the Truth From Coming out by Shadow Banning Conservatives, Christians, and Like-Minded People, Those Death Attributed to the Coronavirus Is a Result of Those Mentioned, They Truly Are Evil…
Watchmen does not confuse truth with consensus The Watchmen does not confuse God’s word with the word of those in power…
In police-state fashion, Big Tech took the list of accused (including this site), declared all those named guilty and promptly shadow-banned, de-platformed or de-monetized us all without coming clean about how they engineered the crushing of dissent, Now more than ever big Tech has exposed there hand engaging in devious underhanded tactics to make the sinister look saintly, one of Satan’s greatest weapons happens to be deceit…
The accumulating death toll from Covid-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels. But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair.
American health care, as we call it today, and for all its high-tech miracles, has evolved into one of the most atrocious rackets the world has ever seen. By racket, I mean an enterprise organized explicitly to make money dishonestly.
All the official reassurances won’t be worth a bucket of warm spit. The Globals are behind the CoronaVirus, It Is a Man-Made Bioweapon.
For those of you who care, Google and your favorite social media platforms have misled you, and now we all pay a heavy price for trusting the ungodly, Google and company, They knew exactly what they were doing, removing our history while preparing you to accept the New World Order playbook, Enjoy.
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