Geopolitics and face masks

Geopolitics and face masks

According to April 20, 2020 MarketWatch article, the face mask market will reach 3.14 billion by 2026. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand all across the world. 50 countries already made mask wearing mandatory in public. In response to this demand, companies such as BMW are making face masks to assist in supplying the demand. […]

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

by Stephen H. Campbell This is Part I of a two-part series on China. Part I focuses on espionage.  US and UK intelligence agencies recently warned healthcare organizations about nation-state efforts to steal intellectual property related to research on vaccines and treatments for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Multiple countries are engaged in this espionage. Why? Beyond […]

UPDATE – Most significant foreign govt threats re Covid-19:

UPDATE – Most significant foreign govt threats re Covid-19:

***China remains the most prolific in this regard, and their approach isin keeping with their profile of conducting cyberattacks fortechnological advantage. The 5G conspiracy theory benefits China aswell, though that has not been overwhelmingly attributed to PRC. ***Iran is implicated in an attempt to break into the accounts of WHOstaffers (April 2020). This is a […]

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

April 29, 2019 Sport has long been a forum for measuring oneself, one’s community, one’s nation against all others.  Competitions provide social standing, community pride, and international recognition for the teams, their fans, and even their nations.  International games have become a moral and culturally acceptable confrontations that serve as proxies to open conflict; allowing […]

WADA Hack on Yulia Stepanova’s Data

WADA Hack on Yulia Stepanova’s Data

This year’s Olympics have been difficult for the Russian team, especially following the state-sponsored doping scandal. Someone illegally gained access to Yulia Stepanova’s electronic World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) account. Stepanova is a track and field athlete for Russia, and she was the whistleblower that drew attention to Russia’s state-sponsored doping program. The hack allowed the […]

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

So far, there have been many successes at the Rio Olympics, but this does not mean that the Games were not faced with challenges. After the first day of competition, Australia and Hungary each had two gold medals, leading the world. The US had one gold medal and four silver medals at the end of […]