Can China Break Through the Semiconductor Blockade the US is building?

Can China Break Through the Semiconductor Blockade the US is building?

The United States is aiming to construct what one journalist has described as a “Silicon Fence” around China, a sanctions barrier that aims to make it impossible for Beijing to import advanced chipmaking technology. Washington strives to co-opt allied states into supporting its semiconductor technology export rules against Beijing. Having adopted sweeping new sanctions last month,…

E-Waste 101: Everything You Need to Know

E-Waste 101: Everything You Need to Know

Quick Key Facts What is E-Waste?  E-waste – also called electronic waste, e-scrap, end-of-life electronics, or WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) – is electronics that have been discarded, donated, or recycled. The term “waste,” however, is somewhat misleading; many items still have value in that they can be repurposed or recycled to extract desirable…

The Eyes of Amazon: A Hidden Workforce Driving a Vast Surveillance System

The Eyes of Amazon: A Hidden Workforce Driving a Vast Surveillance System

Inside a vast Amazon warehouse in Beaumont, California, squat blue robots carrying eight-foot yellow shelving units perform a jerky, mechanised dance around each other as they make their way to human workers. Amari* works 42 hours a week there as a stower, placing products on the shelves robots bring to him. “Cameras are trained on…

Silicon Valley Fake: Elizabeth Holmes and the Fraudster’s Motivation

Silicon Valley Fake: Elizabeth Holmes and the Fraudster’s Motivation

It has been one noisy time for the paladins of big tech.  Jobs have been shed by the thousands at Meta, Amazon and Twitter; FTX, the second largest cryptocurrency company, has collapsed.  Then came the conviction of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the healthcare company Theranos, for fraud. Pursuing the steps of the college drop-out turned…

The US Government Sees Silicon Valley as Part of Its Propaganda Machine

The US Government Sees Silicon Valley as Part of Its Propaganda Machine

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The Biden administration is reportedly considering opening a national security review of Elon Musk’s business ventures which could see the plutocrat’s purchase of Twitter blocked by the White House, in part because Musk is perceived as having an “increasingly Russia-friendly stance.” Bloomberg reports: Biden administration officials are discussing…