The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has ordered a Chinese gaming company to sell gay dating app GrindrU.S. officials are concerned that personal data collected from the app could be used to blackmail government officials with security clearancesA U.S. government panel focused on national security raised eyebrows when it ordered a Chinese company to sell gay dating app Grindr. The concern: That the Chinese government could use personal data on the app to blackmail American officials, the Wall Street Journal reported. Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. bought a majority stake in Grindr in 2016 and took full control of the company last year. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions of U.S. companies by non-U.S. players for their potential impact on national security, only this week moved to block the deal.Experts point to growing concerns around data privacy, along with tense U.S. trade relations, as the reasons for CFIUS' … [Read more...] about Why did the U.S. order a Chinese company to sell Grindr?
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China and American officials began talks on Monday to potentially resolve a bruising trade war between the world's two biggest economies. While both sides have expressed an interest in settling the fight, China complained of a sighting of a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters. It was unclear if the ruckus over the warship might disrupt the working level talks being held at the Chinese Commerce Ministry. The two sides have provided scant information about the discussions, and neither has indicated its stance has changed since a Dec. 1 agreement by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to postpone further increases.Envoys will have "positive and constructive discussions" during meetings Monday and Tuesday, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang.The American side is led by a deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, according to the U.S. government. Neither side gave details of their agenda but Gerrish's delegation includes agriculture, energy, commerce, … [Read more...] about China and U.S. restart trade talks as a warship clouds negotiations
American envoys are expected in Beijing for talks Monday in a tariff battle over Chinese technology ambitions that threatens to hobble global economic growth. The two days of meetings are aimed at carrying out the Dec. 1 truce by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that postponed additional tariff hikes, the Ministry of Commerce announced Friday. It said the American delegation will be led by a deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, but gave no other details of the agenda or participants.Signs are emerging that the trade war is impacting U.S. businesses. Apple on Wednesday pointed to trade tensions as one reason for weaker-than-expected demand for its flagship iPhone in China. New data released on Thursday suggest the trade war is also taking a toll on the U.S. manufacturing sector as a whole.The American Embassy in Beijing didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation and additional details about the new round of trade talks.Arrest tensionsThe … [Read more...] about U.S.-China trade talks: China says it is restarting trade talks with U.S.
WASHINGTON - AP It’s looking increasingly like the partial government shutdown will be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year - the first big confrontation between President Donald Trump and Democrats - as agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power. Now nearly a week old, the impasse is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on varied public services. Gates are closed at some national parks, the government won’t issue new federal flood insurance policies and in New York, the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts suspended work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers, including several civil lawsuits in which Trump himself is a defendant. Congress is closing out the week without a resolution in sight over the issue holding up an agreement - Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico and Democrats’ refusal to give him what he … [Read more...] about US government shutdown expected to continue until Democrats take control of House
Manny Cruz Pacific Daily News Published 12:00 AM EST Nov 25, 2018 Editor's Note: The invasion, occupation and liberation of Guam had a lasting effect on the island's people, government and institutions. Each week leading up to the 75th anniversary of Guam's liberation, the Pacific Daily News will examine how the events of 1941-1944 continue to affect life today. We'll share stories from survivors, family members and historians. Do you know a person we should profile, or do you have a family story you'd like others to know about? Is there a topic we should address? Share your suggestions with us at [email protected] A crucial detail in the history of the Chamoru experience near the end of World War II is often omitted from popular narratives, according to war survivor George C. Eustaquio. More: Ben Blaz's generation 'set out on a quest to achieve our self-determination as a people' More: For Chamorus, lifting security clearance was 'like getting out of prison' Although … [Read more...] about Survivor George Eustaquio says Manengon not liberated by U.S. troops