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News | Tagesschau: Gemeinnützige Einrichtungen in Not "Durch die Stühle gerutscht"


Finanzhilfen in der Coronakrise gibt es für Unternehmen - aber nicht für gemeinnützige Einrichtungen wie Hospize oder Jugendherbergen. Ihnen droht das Aus, wenn nicht bald Hilfe kommt.

"Die Isolation bringt Familien mit chronisch kranken Kindern doppelt an die Grenze", sagt Petra Moske. Dabei bräuchte es gerade jetzt in der Coronakrise besonders viel Zuwendung, Hilfe und Nestwärme. "Nestwärme" - so heißt auch der Verein, den sie vor über 20 Jahren mit gegründet hat. 120 Mitarbeiter kümmern sich um schwerstkranke Kinder. "Nestwärme" unterhält auch ein ambulantes Kinderhospiz und eine Inklusionskita. Beide bleiben geschlossen, und Hausbesuche des Pflegepersonals gestalten sich schwierig, weil Schutzkleidung fehlt...

Tags: #de #news #deutschland #coronakrise #gemeinnützige-einrichtungen #not #finanzierung #finanzhilfen #staat #system #tagesschau #ravenbird #2020-04-10
 
#Bonus #Fact from the #borders of #social #behavior #scales:

There are actually people out there, which are really happy that their very own #personal #safe #space #definition is now #common #sense among everybody on this planet.

#Social #Distancing is #not #social #disconnection .... but #respectful #distance #between #each #other. ;)

Oh, welcome to the #cyberspace btw. ;)
 
Mkay .. it's not funny ... seriously .. it's not ....... not really...... it's just a #bad #meme over from facebook.... but..

hackbyte.
I'm a survivor living in the Lueneburg Heath, Lower Saxony, germany.
I'am #broadcasting in the #fediverse.
I will be online at least once a day.

I you are out there ..... don't take me to serious right now. ;)

Fricking #randomshit #robert #neville #i #am #legend #will #smith #bad #jokes #not #funny #humor..... ;)
 
nur so als #tipp es #nervt ungemein, wenn jedes #dritte #wort ohne #not als #hashtag geschrieben wird. das unterbricht den #lesefluss immens und führt dazu, dass man #schlussendlich am #ende des textes vergessen hat was man da eigentlich #glesen hat, völlig #egal ob es einen tatsächlich #interessiert oder #nicht
 
Da sitzen Sie also, die Parteien, welche über die #Gamesförderung entscheiden.

50 Millionen für 2019. Im #Haushaltsplan 2020 bisher trotz #Koalitionsvertrag vorgesehen: 0 Euro.

Förderung at its best. #NOT

#debattleroyale #gcc19 #gamescom2019 #piratengc19

Bild/Foto
 
Couch-letters - genius #font idea by #ikea. I am awaiting a toilet bowl font from plumbers next. #not
 
Couch-letters - genius #font idea by #ikea. I am awaiting a toilet bowl font from plumbers next. #not
 

Reasons Not to Use Apple (2012-2018)


Apple has blocked Telegram from upgrading its app for a month. This evidently has to do with Russia's command to Apple to block Telegram in Russia. The Telegram client is free software on other…
Article word count: 1174

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19407217
Posted by donttrack (karma: 385)
Post stats: Points: 208 - Comments: 106 - 2019-03-16T10:50:20Z

\#HackerNews #2012-2018 #apple #not #reasons #use
Article content:
\* Apple [1]has blocked Telegram from upgrading its app for a month. This evidently has to do with Russiaʼs command to Apple to block Telegram in Russia. 

   The Telegram client is free software on other platforms, but no apps are free on an iThing 

 \* Apple used its censorship system to enforce Chinaʼs censorship by [2]blocking distribution of the New York Times app. 

   More about Appleʼs [3]censorship of apps and other malicious functionalities in Apple software. 

 \* Apple appears to be [4]censoring all bitcoin apps for iThings. 

   It should be illegal to make or distribute computers which are platforms for censorship. 

 \* Apple demonstrates the arbitrariness of its censorship by [5]blocking an app that tells people with text messages when US drone attacks kill civilians. 

   The author said that this app was meant to raise awareness. I hope Appleʼs censorship of it raises awareness. 

 \* Apple censors [6]information about abortion providers. 
 \* As of 2015, Apple [7]systematically bans apps that endorse abortion rights or would help women find abortions. 

   This particular political slant [8]affects other Apple services. 

 \* Appleʼs mail service [9]silently censors the mail people send. 
 \* Apple [10]deauthorized a Wikileaks access application, using censorship to support censorship. 
 \* Apple [11]censors iTunes ebooks — banning all mention of Amazon. 

   People should not do business with Amazon, which [12]mistreats authors, publishers, its workers, and its customers. Ms Lisleʼs presupposition that the goal of success is all that matters is not admirable. 

   However, that doesnʼt justify Appleʼs censorship. 

   Of course, publishing in iTunes was already bad for other reasons, such as DRM, and requiring users to use nonfree software. 

 \* Apple [13]banned from iTunes the erotic novel, The Proof of the Honey, saying it was because of the cover. 
 \* Apple censored a game for the iThings called [14]Angry Syrians, which is a political parody of Angry Birds. 

   Apple said it was "defamatory or offensive" — to the dictator Assad, apparently. 
 \* Apple [15]cut off access to the app store for Iranian users of iMonsters. 

   The underlying wrong here is that Apple gave itself censorship power over everyone that uses those computers — power that we should not allow anyone to have. 

 \* Steve Jobs used Appleʼs censorship power to impose prudery on the net, and this is part of why Stumblr is [16]now deleting everything that wonʼt be rated G. 

   I tried to view a Tumblr page, but its contents did not appear. It seemed to be totally dependent on nonfee Javascript code. Whatever may disappear from Tumblr, I personally will not miss it. Nonetheless, I am concerned about this issue because creeping prudish censorship is dangerous in general; we should fight it in general. 

   Let us therefore invite Apple to go fuck itself and post a selfie of that act on Stumblr.

Apple spies on its users, and helps others spy on them.
\* If you carry a cell phone, it [17]tells Big Brother where you are. Apple wants to hand out the information too. 

   Using the lever of "You have a choice, but unless you say yes, your old activities will stop working" is something that Apple has done before, with malicious "upgrades". Apple ostensibly doesnʼt force people to accept the new nasty thing; it just punishes them if they donʼt. 

 \* Apple [18]left a security hole in iTunes unfixed for 3 years after being informed about the problem. During that time, governments used that security hole to invade peopleʼs computers. 

 \* Appleʼs Capitulation to Chinaʼs [19]VPN Crack-Down Will Return to Haunt it at Home. 
 \* [20]Apple has outsourced its user data storage in China to a company controlled by the Communist Party of the province of Guizhou

Apple practices tax avoidance using loopholes and lobbying.
\* Apple pioneered techniques for avoiding the US corporate tax (even though it is far too low) in order [21]to pay next to no tax. 

   The loopholes that Apple uses would be closed, if not for the political power of business. "Free trade" treaties give business increased power to block such changes, so we must abolish them to break businessʼs power. 

 \* The Apple CEO met with [22]the troll and said: "Tim Cook from Apple, Iʼm here to talk to the President-elect about the things we can do to help you achieve your stated goal." 

   This text was transcribed from a video recording. I canʼt offer a reference because the web site requires nonfree Javascript code. 

   Cook was [23]angling for a big tax cut for multinational businesses. 

 \* Apple Avoided $40 Billion in Taxes (by lobbying for a tax cut). [24]Now It Wants a Gold Star? 

 \* [25]Apple iThings pioneered a new level of restricting the users: they were the first general purpose computers to impose censorship over what programs the user can install. Apple practices [26]Digital Restrictions Management in many other ways too. 

 \* [27]Ebooks with DRM wonʼt work on an iThing that is jailbroken, due to intentional sabotage by Apple. 

   E-books with digital handcuffs are products [28]designed to attack your freedom, much like the iThing itself. 

 \* Apple [29]doesnʼt trust, or respect, those who use its products. 

 \* Apple [30]exploits the app developers mercilessly, aside from a few stars whose role is to give a misleading impression of what developers can expect. 

   I canʼt sympathize much with those app developers, since they are making proprietary software. They all deserve to fail. However, that doesnʼt excuse the way Apple treats them. 

 \* Apple lures people into the business of developing apps with visions of the great wealth that a few of them get. [31]Most just fail, often losing a substantial investment. 

   Anyone who intentionally develops proprietary software (i.e., does not respect usersʼ freedom) deserves no sympathy, but that doesnʼt excuse Apple for luring people into it. Some of them would not have tried to develop proprietary software if not for Apple. 

 \* Apple is a major patent aggressor. Hereʼs a [32]rather absurd patent that Apple will surely use against other mobile computers. This joins many other patents which Apple is already using to attack free software. 
 \* Lots of iThing users complained that they did not want the U2 album "gift" that Apple stuck them with — and that it was [33]hard to delete. 

   These complaints focus on a superficial problem, reflecting the shallow thinking that Apple instills in its users. Ironically, though, this superficial problem reflects a much deeper problem that the complainers have failed to notice: the unjust power that Apple has imposed on whoever uses an iThing or iTunes. 

 \* Apple turns a [34]blind eye to environment in China. 

   Although Apple has joined EPEAT again, it [35]does not cover the iThings — only the Macintosh. 

 \* Apple practices [36]planned obsolescence for the iBad — in just two years. 
 \* Apple store staff are taught [37]twisted psychological manipulation. 

   The mere practice of referring to service staff as "geniuses" is dishonest already. 

 \* Apple stores are [38]cunningly designed theater, somewhat like Disneyland. The employees are all young because people with dependents canʼt afford the low pay. 
 \* Apple devices [39]lock users in solely to Apple services by being incompatible with all other options, ethical or inethical.

Copyright (c) 2012-2018 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/31/17412396/telegram-apple-app-store-app-updates-russia
2. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/05/apple-removes-new-york-times-app-in-china
3. http://gnu.org/proprietary/malware-apple.html
4. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/10/apple-blocks-bitcoin-payments-on-secure-messaging-app-gliph
5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/30/apple-blocks-us-drone-strike-app
6. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-nov-feb.html#4_December_2011_%28Apple%29
7. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/23/apple-anti-choice-tendencies-showing-in-app-store-reproductive-rights
8. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/dec/01/siri-abortion-apple-unintenional-omissions
9. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#11_July_2011_%28Apple_Mail_Censored%29
10. https://stallman.org/archives/2010-nov-feb.html#23%20December%202010%20%28Apple%20pulls%20Wikileaks%20app%20from%20store%29
11. http://news.techeye.net/internet/apple-begins-censoring-books
12. https://stallman.org/amazon.html
13. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/nov/16/erotic-novel-removed-itunes-cover
14. http://storify.com/fredericjacobs/the-hypocrisy-of-the-west
15. https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2018/03/16/apples-shut-down-iranians-disturbing-trend-us-government-must-reverse
16. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/tumblr-porn-ban-heteronormative-silicon-valley-sex-lives
17. https://stallman.org/archives/2010-may-aug.html#24%20June%202010%20%28Apple%20sells%20more%20data%20on%20customers%29
18. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-nov-feb.html#28_November_2011_%28Apple_iTunes_Government_Spying%29
19. https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/30/apples-capitulation-to-chinas-vpn-crack-down-will-return-to-haunt-it-at-home/?ncid=rss
20. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-china-idUSKCN1AU1LH
21. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/business/apples-tax-strategy-aims-at-low-tax-states-and-nations.html?r=1&pagewanted=1&hp
22. https://stallman.org/glossary.html#trump
23. https://theintercept.com/2016/12/22/apple-ceo-tim-cook-met-with-trump-to-engage-on-gigantic-corporate-tax-cut/
24. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/01/19/apple-avoided-40-billion-taxes-now-it-wants-gold-star
25. http://www.defectivebydesign.org/topic/iphone
26. http://rotten-apple.org/
27. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jan-apr.html#20%20February%202011%20%28More%20groans%29
28. http://defectivebydesign.org/
29. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjvjd3/apple-doesnt-trust-you
30. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/22/young-appmakers-cant-job-life
31. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/business/as-boom-lures-app-creators-tough-part-is-making-a-living.html?pagewanted=4&hp
32. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/apple-now-owns-the-page-turn/?smid=tw-nytimesbits&seid=auto
33. http://www.cnet.com/news/apples-free-u2-album-perplexes-and-annoys-some-users/
34. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#4_September_2011
%28Apple:_Environment_in_China%29
35. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/16/apple-rejoins-epeat
36. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/04/apple-ipad-software-update
37. http://gizmodo.com/5938323/how-to-be-a-genius-this-is-apples-secret-employee-training-manual
38. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/03/claps-and-cheers-apple-stores-carefully-managed-drama
39. https://gizmodo.com/homepod-is-the-ultimate-apple-product-in-a-bad-way-1822883347

HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 174 - Loop: 41 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 33
 

Reasons Not to Use Apple (2012-2018)


Apple has blocked Telegram from upgrading its app for a month. This evidently has to do with Russia's command to Apple to block Telegram in Russia. The Telegram client is free software on other…
Article word count: 1174

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19407217
Posted by donttrack (karma: 385)
Post stats: Points: 208 - Comments: 106 - 2019-03-16T10:50:20Z

\#HackerNews #2012-2018 #apple #not #reasons #use
Article content:
\* Apple [1]has blocked Telegram from upgrading its app for a month. This evidently has to do with Russiaʼs command to Apple to block Telegram in Russia. 

   The Telegram client is free software on other platforms, but no apps are free on an iThing 

 \* Apple used its censorship system to enforce Chinaʼs censorship by [2]blocking distribution of the New York Times app. 

   More about Appleʼs [3]censorship of apps and other malicious functionalities in Apple software. 

 \* Apple appears to be [4]censoring all bitcoin apps for iThings. 

   It should be illegal to make or distribute computers which are platforms for censorship. 

 \* Apple demonstrates the arbitrariness of its censorship by [5]blocking an app that tells people with text messages when US drone attacks kill civilians. 

   The author said that this app was meant to raise awareness. I hope Appleʼs censorship of it raises awareness. 

 \* Apple censors [6]information about abortion providers. 
 \* As of 2015, Apple [7]systematically bans apps that endorse abortion rights or would help women find abortions. 

   This particular political slant [8]affects other Apple services. 

 \* Appleʼs mail service [9]silently censors the mail people send. 
 \* Apple [10]deauthorized a Wikileaks access application, using censorship to support censorship. 
 \* Apple [11]censors iTunes ebooks — banning all mention of Amazon. 

   People should not do business with Amazon, which [12]mistreats authors, publishers, its workers, and its customers. Ms Lisleʼs presupposition that the goal of success is all that matters is not admirable. 

   However, that doesnʼt justify Appleʼs censorship. 

   Of course, publishing in iTunes was already bad for other reasons, such as DRM, and requiring users to use nonfree software. 

 \* Apple [13]banned from iTunes the erotic novel, The Proof of the Honey, saying it was because of the cover. 
 \* Apple censored a game for the iThings called [14]Angry Syrians, which is a political parody of Angry Birds. 

   Apple said it was "defamatory or offensive" — to the dictator Assad, apparently. 
 \* Apple [15]cut off access to the app store for Iranian users of iMonsters. 

   The underlying wrong here is that Apple gave itself censorship power over everyone that uses those computers — power that we should not allow anyone to have. 

 \* Steve Jobs used Appleʼs censorship power to impose prudery on the net, and this is part of why Stumblr is [16]now deleting everything that wonʼt be rated G. 

   I tried to view a Tumblr page, but its contents did not appear. It seemed to be totally dependent on nonfee Javascript code. Whatever may disappear from Tumblr, I personally will not miss it. Nonetheless, I am concerned about this issue because creeping prudish censorship is dangerous in general; we should fight it in general. 

   Let us therefore invite Apple to go fuck itself and post a selfie of that act on Stumblr.

Apple spies on its users, and helps others spy on them.
\* If you carry a cell phone, it [17]tells Big Brother where you are. Apple wants to hand out the information too. 

   Using the lever of "You have a choice, but unless you say yes, your old activities will stop working" is something that Apple has done before, with malicious "upgrades". Apple ostensibly doesnʼt force people to accept the new nasty thing; it just punishes them if they donʼt. 

 \* Apple [18]left a security hole in iTunes unfixed for 3 years after being informed about the problem. During that time, governments used that security hole to invade peopleʼs computers. 

 \* Appleʼs Capitulation to Chinaʼs [19]VPN Crack-Down Will Return to Haunt it at Home. 
 \* [20]Apple has outsourced its user data storage in China to a company controlled by the Communist Party of the province of Guizhou

Apple practices tax avoidance using loopholes and lobbying.
\* Apple pioneered techniques for avoiding the US corporate tax (even though it is far too low) in order [21]to pay next to no tax. 

   The loopholes that Apple uses would be closed, if not for the political power of business. "Free trade" treaties give business increased power to block such changes, so we must abolish them to break businessʼs power. 

 \* The Apple CEO met with [22]the troll and said: "Tim Cook from Apple, Iʼm here to talk to the President-elect about the things we can do to help you achieve your stated goal." 

   This text was transcribed from a video recording. I canʼt offer a reference because the web site requires nonfree Javascript code. 

   Cook was [23]angling for a big tax cut for multinational businesses. 

 \* Apple Avoided $40 Billion in Taxes (by lobbying for a tax cut). [24]Now It Wants a Gold Star? 

 \* [25]Apple iThings pioneered a new level of restricting the users: they were the first general purpose computers to impose censorship over what programs the user can install. Apple practices [26]Digital Restrictions Management in many other ways too. 

 \* [27]Ebooks with DRM wonʼt work on an iThing that is jailbroken, due to intentional sabotage by Apple. 

   E-books with digital handcuffs are products [28]designed to attack your freedom, much like the iThing itself. 

 \* Apple [29]doesnʼt trust, or respect, those who use its products. 

 \* Apple [30]exploits the app developers mercilessly, aside from a few stars whose role is to give a misleading impression of what developers can expect. 

   I canʼt sympathize much with those app developers, since they are making proprietary software. They all deserve to fail. However, that doesnʼt excuse the way Apple treats them. 

 \* Apple lures people into the business of developing apps with visions of the great wealth that a few of them get. [31]Most just fail, often losing a substantial investment. 

   Anyone who intentionally develops proprietary software (i.e., does not respect usersʼ freedom) deserves no sympathy, but that doesnʼt excuse Apple for luring people into it. Some of them would not have tried to develop proprietary software if not for Apple. 

 \* Apple is a major patent aggressor. Hereʼs a [32]rather absurd patent that Apple will surely use against other mobile computers. This joins many other patents which Apple is already using to attack free software. 
 \* Lots of iThing users complained that they did not want the U2 album "gift" that Apple stuck them with — and that it was [33]hard to delete. 

   These complaints focus on a superficial problem, reflecting the shallow thinking that Apple instills in its users. Ironically, though, this superficial problem reflects a much deeper problem that the complainers have failed to notice: the unjust power that Apple has imposed on whoever uses an iThing or iTunes. 

 \* Apple turns a [34]blind eye to environment in China. 

   Although Apple has joined EPEAT again, it [35]does not cover the iThings — only the Macintosh. 

 \* Apple practices [36]planned obsolescence for the iBad — in just two years. 
 \* Apple store staff are taught [37]twisted psychological manipulation. 

   The mere practice of referring to service staff as "geniuses" is dishonest already. 

 \* Apple stores are [38]cunningly designed theater, somewhat like Disneyland. The employees are all young because people with dependents canʼt afford the low pay. 
 \* Apple devices [39]lock users in solely to Apple services by being incompatible with all other options, ethical or inethical.

Copyright (c) 2012-2018 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/31/17412396/telegram-apple-app-store-app-updates-russia
2. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/05/apple-removes-new-york-times-app-in-china
3. http://gnu.org/proprietary/malware-apple.html
4. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/10/apple-blocks-bitcoin-payments-on-secure-messaging-app-gliph
5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/30/apple-blocks-us-drone-strike-app
6. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-nov-feb.html#4_December_2011_%28Apple%29
7. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/23/apple-anti-choice-tendencies-showing-in-app-store-reproductive-rights
8. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/dec/01/siri-abortion-apple-unintenional-omissions
9. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#11_July_2011_%28Apple_Mail_Censored%29
10. https://stallman.org/archives/2010-nov-feb.html#23%20December%202010%20%28Apple%20pulls%20Wikileaks%20app%20from%20store%29
11. http://news.techeye.net/internet/apple-begins-censoring-books
12. https://stallman.org/amazon.html
13. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/nov/16/erotic-novel-removed-itunes-cover
14. http://storify.com/fredericjacobs/the-hypocrisy-of-the-west
15. https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2018/03/16/apples-shut-down-iranians-disturbing-trend-us-government-must-reverse
16. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/11/tumblr-porn-ban-heteronormative-silicon-valley-sex-lives
17. https://stallman.org/archives/2010-may-aug.html#24%20June%202010%20%28Apple%20sells%20more%20data%20on%20customers%29
18. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-nov-feb.html#28_November_2011_%28Apple_iTunes_Government_Spying%29
19. https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/30/apples-capitulation-to-chinas-vpn-crack-down-will-return-to-haunt-it-at-home/?ncid=rss
20. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-china-idUSKCN1AU1LH
21. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/business/apples-tax-strategy-aims-at-low-tax-states-and-nations.html?r=1&pagewanted=1&hp
22. https://stallman.org/glossary.html#trump
23. https://theintercept.com/2016/12/22/apple-ceo-tim-cook-met-with-trump-to-engage-on-gigantic-corporate-tax-cut/
24. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/01/19/apple-avoided-40-billion-taxes-now-it-wants-gold-star
25. http://www.defectivebydesign.org/topic/iphone
26. http://rotten-apple.org/
27. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jan-apr.html#20%20February%202011%20%28More%20groans%29
28. http://defectivebydesign.org/
29. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjvjd3/apple-doesnt-trust-you
30. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/22/young-appmakers-cant-job-life
31. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/business/as-boom-lures-app-creators-tough-part-is-making-a-living.html?pagewanted=4&hp
32. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/apple-now-owns-the-page-turn/?smid=tw-nytimesbits&seid=auto
33. http://www.cnet.com/news/apples-free-u2-album-perplexes-and-annoys-some-users/
34. https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#4_September_2011
%28Apple:_Environment_in_China%29
35. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/16/apple-rejoins-epeat
36. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/04/apple-ipad-software-update
37. http://gizmodo.com/5938323/how-to-be-a-genius-this-is-apples-secret-employee-training-manual
38. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/03/claps-and-cheers-apple-stores-carefully-managed-drama
39. https://gizmodo.com/homepod-is-the-ultimate-apple-product-in-a-bad-way-1822883347

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Chinese hi-tech researchers ‘told not to travel to US unless it’s essential’


Research agency staff also warned to clear mobile phones and laptops of sensitive information if they do have to go to America, according to source
Article word count: 672

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18682527
Posted by smaili (karma: 5634)
Post stats: Points: 144 - Comments: 72 - 2018-12-14T17:19:47Z

\#HackerNews #chinese #essential #hi-tech #its #not #researchers #told #travel #unless
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Chinese researchers working in sensitive hi-tech sectors have been warned not to take any unnecessary trips to the United States, a source says, as unease grows in the business community following the arrest of a tech executive in Canada.

Staff at a research agency were also told in an internal memo that if they did have to travel to the US, they should remove any sensitive information from their mobile phones and laptops, according to the source who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

Despite the world’s two biggest economies agreeing to a 90-day truce in the trade war, tensions between Beijing and Washington have continued to escalate over technology and security. And the arrest of Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou in Canada has further strained ties.

The South China Morning Post reported last month that the US embassy in Beijing had [1]revoked 10-year multiple-entry visas issued to some researchers specialising in China-US relations at government-backed institutions without explanation amid tightened visa scrutiny.

Some researchers have also had their computers and mobile phones subjected to checks by US customs officers, two other sources said.

Observers say they are concerned that it will be more difficult to de-escalate tensions between Beijing and Washington – and the distrust and “information deficit” could worsen – with fewer academic exchanges between the two sides.

An academic who frequently travels across the Pacific feared changing sentiment in the United States, from engagement to disengagement with Beijing, could lead to a US strategy of full-scale containment of China.

At the request of the US authorities, Huawei executive Meng was arrested on December 1 in Vancouver and [2]was released on bail on Tuesday. She could be extradited to the US to face fraud charges relating to alleged violations of US and EU sanctions on Iran.

Meng’s arrest has added to wariness among businesspeople in both countries. A Chinese executive whose operation covers Southeast Asia and Africa said the case had made him, and others like him, nervous about travelling abroad.

“The long-arm jurisdiction in the US will force us to stay in China if Meng is extradited to the US,” the businessman said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the issue is highly sensitive.

[3]Sabrina Meng: ‘I am proud of Huawei, I am proud of my country’

On Friday, US technology giant Cisco sent an email to staff in the United States asking them to cut non-essential travel to China, amid growing anxiety that American executives could be targeted by Beijing in retaliation for Meng’s arrest. Some US-based Cisco employees said they had received the email, saying the restriction would take effect immediately. The company admitted the email existed but said it was “sent in error to some employees”.

And on Monday, less than two weeks after Meng’s arrest, a Canadian former diplomat was detained in China by state security. China has so far declined to reveal the whereabouts of Michael Kovrig, a senior adviser with the International Crisis Group who was a diplomat in Beijing before he joined the NGO.

The following day, Reuters cited two sources as saying that the US was considering issuing a warning to US citizens about travelling to China in the wake of Huawei case.

[4]Chinese state security is behind detention of Canadian former diplomat Michael Kovrig, employer says

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump was reportedly advised by his aides to ban Chinese from studying in the US, amid concerns over China’s influence in the country.

Washington has also accused China of cyber and intellectual property theft, forced technology transfers and “unfair trade practices” that hurt the US economy, and it has stepped up screening of Chinese with access to American hi-tech sectors.

Trump has labelled China a strategic competitor and criticised Beijing for industrial policies such as “Made in China 2025”, which aims to move the country up the manufacturing value chain. That led to the US in June restricting visas for Chinese graduates in robotics, aviation and advanced manufacturing from a maximum of five years to 12 months.

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1. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2174566/united-states-voids-10-year-multiple-entry-visas-some-chinese
2. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2177530/vancouver-residents-offer-their-homes-help-win-bail-canadian-judge-grants
3. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2177670/sabrina-meng-i-am-proud-huawei-i-am-proud-my-country
4. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2177585/chinese-state-security-behind-detention-canadian-former

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