WASHINGTON: NO COMMENT: Over alleged reports of killing, imprisonment of both CIA, FBI operatives and destroying their spying network in China in 2010-2012 #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.22: Both the CIA and the FBI declined to comment on reports saying the Chinese government killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012 and dismantled the agency’s spying operations in the country #AceNewsDesk report

Did China Hack The CIA In A Massive Intelligence Breach From 2010 To 2012? Published on May 21, 2017 at 01:34PM: International Business Times Reports: It is described as one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades, current and former American officials told the New York Times.

Investigators were uncertain whether the breach was a result of a double agent within the CIA who had betrayed the U.S. or whether the Chinese had hacked the communications system used by the agency to be in contact with foreign sources.

The Times reported Saturday citing former American officials from the final weeks of 2010 till the end of 2012, the Chinese…

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China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row — China vows to “work with the Philippines to peacefully resolve disputes through friendly consultation” — But does not deny war threat

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© PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO DIVISION/AFP | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing recently, said the leaders had raised conflict as an option to resolving their competing claims in the South China Sea

BEIJING (AFP) – 

China on Monday sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea.

Duterte, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing last week, said Friday the leaders had raised conflict as an option to resolving their competing claims to the waters.

“I really said it to their face. That is ours and we intend to drill oil there,” said Duterte, who claimed he made the comments public in response to domestic criticism he was being too weak with China over the row.

“And they told me: ‘Well, we’re…

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Cadence Column: Asia, May 22, 2017

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Cadence Cadence

The big question surrounding the time of North Korea’s end will be logistics. It won’t be about tactics or the “most diplomatic-surgical way” to end the volatile regime. While the scene is that of the super villain who has strapped himself into a chair, booby-trapped with trip wires and armed with explosives, even more important things are going on. Large-scale powers don’t think about micro-tactics, they think about logistics. And, logistics are shaping-up.

Social energy is one important logistic. The people of nations involved must see a viable path to support certain action. Navies in the region are burning up tax dollars, something that can’t continue forever. Taiwan is itching for recognition in the world and the world itches for Taiwan to be recognized—and Taiwan is making much more progress than in years past. Then, there is trust.

From a PR perspective, China is failing. But, from a spying…

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WASHINGTON: Former IBM employee pleads guilty to selling secrets to China that were copyrighted through their software – DOJ- #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.22: A former developer for IBM pled guilty on Friday to economic espionage and to stealing trade secrets related to a type of software known as a clustered file system, which IBM sells to customers around the world #AceNewsDesk report

Ex-IBM Employee Guilty of Stealing Secrets For China Published on May 21, 2017 at 12:34PM: Fortune: Xu Jiaqiang stole the secrets during his stint at IBM from 2010 to 2014 “to benefit the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China,” according to the U.S. Justice Department.

In a press release describing the criminal charges, the Justice Department also stated that Xu tried to sell secret IBM source code to undercover FBI agents posing as tech investors. (The agency does not explain if Xu’s scheme to sell to tech investors was to benefit China or to line his own pockets). Part of the…

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WASHINGTON: OSCON: White House technology adviser delivers keynote speech on sharing of their software code through ‘ OpenSource ‘ thus saving millions of taxpayers $ but at what cost to security #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.22: He’s been the White House technology advisor since 2015, and this month Alvand Salehi delivered a keynote address at OSCON about the U.S. government’s commitment to open source software #AceNewsDesk report

Why The US Government Open Sources Its Code Published on May 21, 2017 at 03:34PM: An anonymous reader quotes OpenSource.com: The Federal Source Code Policy, released in August 2016, was the first U.S. government policy to support open source across the government… All new custom source code developed by or for the federal government must be available to all other federal agencies for sharing and reuse; and at least 20% of new government custom-developed code must be released to the public as open source. It also established Code.gov as a platform for access to government-developed open source code and a way for other developers to participate.

Before this policy was released, agencies were spending a…

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SAUSALITO, Calif. Coast Guard, San Francisco Fire Department rescue 2 hypothermic swimmers near China Beach #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.22: Coast Guard and San Francisco Fire Department personnel responded to two hypothermic swimmers in the vicinity of China Beach and Land’s End Saturday morning #AceNewsDesk reports

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Coast Guard Station Golden Gate received notification from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 8 a.m., of a swimmer at China Beach who called 911 in regards to a friend he lost sight of while swimming from China Beach to the nearby rocks.

Station Golden Gate contacted San Francisco Fire Department for assistance to provide jet skis for closer access to the beach if needed, while Station Golden Gate dispatched a 47-Motor Lifeboat crew.

Once on scene, they located the missing swimmer on top of the rocks. Crewmembers from Station Golden Gate were unable to reach the swimmer, so San Francisco Fire Department sent a rescue swimmer and…

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China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus

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© POOL/AFP / by Dan Martin | State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation said they formally launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus

SHANGHAI (AFP) – 

China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane.

State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.

Plans for the wide-body jet were first unveiled last June when visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin met China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing, and Chinese state media have previously quoted officials saying the project could be worth between $13 billion and $20 billion.

“The establishment of the…

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