Uproar over Trump dropping demand China cease cybertheft? Reality: China&US cyberpenetrate each other's newest technologies. "Deal" cannot solve problem: US private industries need to implement much stronger, more costly shielding of US tech advances

— Harald Malmgren (@Halsrethink) May 1, 2019


Important to understand: Backdoors in chips (made wheresoever) cannot be detected by external data analysis as long as they "sleep". The only way to detect such moles would be to analyze the silicon. That's possible, but extremely expensive.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) May 2, 2019

It Is Requisite That Great Numbers of People Should Be Ignorant

… in a free Nation where Slaves are not allow’d of, the surest Wealth consists in a Multitude of laborious Poor; for besides that they are the never-failing Nursery of Fleets and Armies, without them there could be no Enjoyment, and no Product of any Country could be valuable. To make the Society happy and People easy under the meanest Circumstances, it is requisite that great Numbers of them should be Ignorant as well as Poor. Knowledge both enlarges and multiplies our Desires, and the fewer things a Man wishes for, the more easily his Necessities may be supply’d.

Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Publick Benefits, 1714


Chicago is suing the Trump administration over its decision to revoke $4 million in STEM education grant funds that were earmarked for schools that predominantly serve poor Hispanic and black students.

— Jon Steingart (@jonsteingart) November 30, 2018

Black and White

Paul Manafort is a rich white man who stole millions, tampered witnesses & undermined US democracy. He got 4 years in prison.

Crystal Mason is a black woman who mistakenly cast a ballot in a local election. She got 5 YEARS.

Never tell me there is equal justice in this country.

— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) March 8, 2019

Woman sentenced to five years for voting illegally calls out "disparity" after Manafort gets only four

— The Hill (@thehill) March 8, 2019


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