Thursday, October 29, 2020

Huawei’s terrible week – theinformationsuperhighway

When news arrived on Friday morning that Britain would propose an alliance of democracies to build a 5G alternative to Huawei, one might think this was the worst thing that happened to the controversial Chinese telecommunications giant this week. In fact, it just completes a series of fast-moving events that are sure to make this week one of the crucial weeks in the global battle for next-generation 5G networks.

So let's take a step back. Readers who have been following the Huawei debate may recall that not long ago, Britain had controversially agreed to allow Huawei to gain up to 35% of the market in "non-core areas" of its 5G network. What was behind London's sudden U-turn?

The answer is politics. There has always been a noisy group of China-skeptical dissenters in parliament, but anger at China's handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic has pushed more MPs from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's own conservative party into the anti-Huawei camp and took the position of Government untenable. Instead of facing a major parliamentary rebellion and possible legislative defeat later this year, Johnson instead gave in and announced plans earlier this week to phase out Huawei's participation in the UK 5G network by 2023.

Johnson now seems to go one step further. He is reportedly trying to organize other G7 countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United States, as well as Australia, South Korea and India on the subject. Skeptics of the U.S. campaign against Huawei have long complained that Washington is asking governments to stand up to Huawei without suggesting a viable alternative. London's so-called D10 alliance is the first attempt to answer this question explicitly.

Meanwhile, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the process of extraditing Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States could continue. Instead of being released and on the way back to China, Meng, daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is now one step closer to being in the US for fraud related to circumventing US sanctions against Iran Huawei to be brought to justice.

Huawei is of course used to geopolitical maneuvers. Eventually, his plans to build a submarine cable connecting Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to the high-speed Internet last year were rejected when Australia, aware of the growing Chinese influence in its South Pacific backyard, offered to pay instead.

When the Chinese ambassador to Denmark threatened to conclude a trade agreement with the Faroe Islands, a semi-autonomous Danish region, if Denmark didn't choose it for its 5G network, Copenhagen issued stringent new security requirements, which Huawei had announced there was nothing else to do to leave the country completely. And as I wrote in March, Huawei's issue was increasingly discussed at the highest government levels worldwide.

However, this week seems to mark a dramatic turning point in the global 5G battle.

First, even limited access to the UK market for Huawei had been a coup. With its respected Huawei Cyber ​​Security Evaluation Center, the British label was a valuable signal to other governments on the fence whether Huawei is worth the security risk or not. The fact that the UK is not only reversing itself, but taking the lead in coordinating an international alternative just a few days later, is a remarkable course correction.

A former British diplomat told me in March that the lack of Western cooperation on this issue was "a striking failure" in political coordination. This is certainly no longer the case – and since other allies of NATO, the EU and five-eye intelligence are considering whether or not to allow Huawei itself, the existence of a democratic anti-Huawei consortium would (should it really be develop) make it so much more difficult to justify going against the United States

Second, the Meng case may be based on international law, but to paraphrase Clausewitz: international relationships are different. After all, US investigators who were concerned that Huawei would act as the arm of the Chinese government had spent years seeking an excuse to indict the company. Fittingly, the charges against Meng were linked to an unrelated geopolitical problem: the violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

A US defeat at the British Columbia Supreme Court would have struck the US government's attempts to expand its legal reach around the globe. Instead, his victory consolidates an already escalating global sanctions regime that is devastating for any company trapped in its magnet. As if the Meng case weren't enough, TSMC, one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, announced that it would no longer sell to Huawei to meet new US export controls.

So the question is: if this marks a turning point in global tech rivalry between the US and China, what will the next phase be?

Given its history, there isn't much tension in what the Trump administration is likely to do next. Certainly, it will continue to pursue Huawei-Meng in court. And expect a new round of printing in Europe as the EU deadline for members to stake out their 5G security protocols is fast approaching this summer. But America's 5G diplomatic push was considered deaf in European capitals – now that Britain is on its side, Washington would be wise to let London take the lead.

How China responds is the more important question. It should be assumed that Huawei will continue to receive strong and vocal support. But what will it look like? Huawei's conciliatory approach in the UK has now clearly failed. But also his attempts to arm Denmark heavily. Now take off your gloves? Or will Beijing be forced to distance itself from its national champions for the benefit of Huawei?

Huawei has attempted to achieve both by benefiting from the support of the Chinese government while convincing foreign governments of their independence. With global public opinion worsening after the COVID-19 pandemic against Beijing and western states taking action against his company, Huawei's CEO Ren could consider how dangerous it can be to be tied to a superpower.

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The global distribution of COVID-19 and the resulting protective orders have hit retailers hard. N.

As the pandemic continues, temporary interruptions turn into permanent closings, whether it's the café next door, a historic bar, or a well-known lifestyle brand

While the present is largely bleak, retailers are using technology faster than ever to prepare for the future. Because of their resilience and innovation, retailers will look different and charge fees when the world reopens. N.

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  • Natasha Mascarenhas says retailers need to find new ways to sell sophisticated products, and what used to be terrifying could now be seen as innovative
  • Devin Coldewey sees companies that use a range of creative digital services to prepare for the future and empower them without the Amazon platform. N.
  • Greg Kumparak believes that trends in roadside delivery and pickup will evolve from key pandemics to everyday events. He believes retailers need to find new ways to reach consumers in a world where they can shop through proxies
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    After applying a fact-checking labelu00a0Tuesday to a misleading vote-by-mail tweet made by U.S. President Donald Trump, Twitter is on a roll and has labeled another of the president’s tweets — this time screening his words from casual view with what it calls a “public interest notice” that states the tweet violated its rules about glorifying violence.u00a0n

    Here’s how the tweet appears without further interaction (second tweet in the below screengrab):n

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    The public interest notice replaces the substance of what Trump wrote, meaning a user has to actively click through to view the offending tweet.n

    Engagement options are also limited as a result by this label, meaning users can only retweet the offending tweet with a comment; they cannot like it, reply to it or vanilla retweet it.n

    Twitter’s notice goes on to explain why it has not removed the offending tweet entirely — and this is where the public interest element of the policy kicks in — with the company writing: “Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”u00a0n

    Twitter appears to be shrugging off the president’s decision yesterday to sign an executive order targeting the legal shield that internet companies rely on to protect them from liability for user-created content — doubling down on displeasing Trump, who has accused social media platforms generally of deliberately suppressing conservative views despite plenty of evidence that ad-targeting platform algorithms actually boost outrage-fuelled content and views — which tends, conversely, to amplify conservative viewpoints.n

    In the latest clash, Trump had tweeted in reference to violent demonstrations taking place in Minneapolis sparked by the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer — with the president claiming that “THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd” before threatening to send in the “Military.”n

    “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Vielen Dank!" Trump added — making a bald threat to use military force against civilians.n

    n

    Twitter has wrestled with the issue of how to handle world leaders who break its content rules for years. Most often as a result of Trump, who routinely uses its platform to bully all manner of targets — from rival politicians to hated journalists, disobedient business leaders and even actors who displease him — as well as to dispense direct and sometimes violent threats.n

    Since being elected, Trump has also used Twitter’s global platform as a foreign policy weapon, firing military threats at the likes of North Korea and Iran in tweet form.n

    Back in 2018, for example, he teased North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with button-pushing nuclear destruction (see below tweet) — before going on to “fall in love” with the dictator when he met him in person.nnn

    North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the u201cNuclear Button is on his desk at all times.u201d Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!n

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018n

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    Twitter’s go-to defence for not taking offending Trump tweets down in the past has been that, as U.S. president, the substance of what the man tweets — however mad, bad and dangerous — is inherently newsworthy.n

    However, more recently, the company has created a policy tool that allows it to intervene — defining terms last summer around “public interest” content on Twitter.n

    It warned then (almost a full year ago, in June 2019) that it might place a public interest notice on tweets that would otherwise violate its rules (and therefore merit a takedown) — in order to “to provide additional context and clarity,” rather than removing the offensive tweet.n

    Fast forward a year and the tech giant has started applying labels to Trump’s tweets — beginning with a fact-check label earlier this week, related to the forthcoming U.S. election, and following up now with a public interest notice related to Trump glorifying violence.n

    So, finally, the tech giant seems to be inching toward drawing a limit-line around Trump in near real time.n

    Explaining its decision to badge the U.S. president’s threat to order the military to shoot looters in Minneapolis, the company writes: “This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.”nnn

    We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet from @realdonaldtrump. https://t.co/6RHX56G2ztn

    — Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) May 29, 2020n

    n

    “We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance,” Twitter goes on.n

    It also links to its policy against tweets that glorify violence — which states unequivocally (in bold): “You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.”n

    Back in June, when Twitter announced the “abusive behavior” label, it also warned that tweets that get screened with a public interest notice will not benefit from any algorithmic acceleration, writing: “Weu2019ll also take steps to make sure the Tweet is not algorithmically elevated on our service, to strike the right balance between enabling free expression, fostering accountability and reducing the potential harm caused by these Tweets.”n

    However the newsworthiness of Twitter’s decision to finally apply its own rules vis-a-vis Trump will ensure there’s plenty of non-algorithmic amplification (and no little irony).n

    We reached out to the company with questions about its decision to apply a public interest screen on Trump’s latest tweet but at the time of writing it had not responded.n

    On Wednesday night, Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey, put out a series of tweets defending its decision to apply a fact-check label to Trump’s earlier misleading tweets about vote-by-mail.n

    “This does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth,'” wrote Dorsey. “Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.”nnn

    Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and thatu2019s me. Please let our employees down. Weu2019ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.n

    — jack (@jack) May 28, 2020n

    n

    Dorsey’s remarks followed pointed comments made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Fox News, seeking to contrast Facebook’s claimed “neutrality” when policing its platform with Twitteru2019s policy of taking a stance on issues such as political advertising (which Twitter does not allow).n

    u201cI just believe strongly that Facebook shouldnu2019t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,u201d Zuckerberg told the conservative news station. u201cPrivate companies u2026 especially these platform companies, shouldnu2019t be in the position of doing that.u201dn

    It’s notable that Dorsey used Zuckerberg’s exact turn of phrase — u201carbiter of truthu201d — to reject Facebook’s attack on Twitter’s policy as a straw man argument.n

    Update I, Trump reacts: In early reaction to Twitter’s move the Trump administration has now quote-retweeted the offending tweet from the official White House Twitter account — reamplifying the president’s violent threat.nnn

    u201cThese THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I wonu2019t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we'll take control, but when the looting begins, the shooting starts. Thank you!u201d https://t.co/GDwAydcAOwn

    — The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 29, 2020n

    n

    Trump has also reiterated his threat to regulate social media by revoking Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a new series of tweets this morning — accusing Twitter of ignoring “lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party.”nnn

    Twitter does nothing against all the lies and propaganda spread by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives and the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by the Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!n

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020n

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    Update II, Whack-a-mole: Twitter has now screened the quote-tweeted copy of Trump’s tweet that the administration sent from the White House Twitter account.n

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    SpaceX had just conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong versus other static fire attempts.n

    This was a test in the development of Starship, a new spacecraft that SpaceX has been developing in Boca Chica. Eventually, the company hopes to use it to replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket, but Starship is still very early in its development phase, whereas those vehicles are flight-proven, multiple times over.n

    SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights. The goal was to fly this SN4 prototype for short distances following static fire testing, but that clearly won’t be possible now, as the vehicle appears to have been completely destroyed in the explosion following Friday’s test, as you can see below in the stream from NASASpaceflight.com.n