Asia Letter Q4 2017: North Korea in the News,
South Korea in a Bind
“In this issue of the Asia Letter, …the subject is the Koreas – specifically, North Korea. If you think you understand the DPRK because you’ve read Western media, get ready to start from scratch..”
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Locations of Chinese government-owned, -controlled, and -affiliated hotel properties. This map currently contains 2,818 locations worldwide, properties with a total valuation of hundreds of billions of US dollars.
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:51:00 -0700
As applications get more complex and agile timelines get shorter, QA teams have been squeezed to the breaking point," said Appvance CEO Kevin Surace. "Our patent-pending machine learning technology can immediately augment Dev and QA teams, empower them to ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:00:00 -0700
‘Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine’ In a piece titled ‘The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine’, journalists Berit Anderson and Brett Horvath ... and rampant police brutality, a report in Scout Magazine notes that, “Microsoft, the Chicago ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:19:00 -0700
A Loss of Trust Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson told eSecurity Planet by email that this is part of a much larger pattern. "U.S. government officials are pressuring software companies to implement encryption backdoors because they think it will help them catch ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:18:00 -0700
There are now three mobile phones for every four people in sub-Saharan Africa. Bright Simons, co-author and founder of mPedigree (Ghana), whose mobile app is designed to identify counterfeit medicines, says: “By adopting more advanced, but appropriate ...
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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:49:57 +0000
SEATTLE,WA–(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Yesterday, President Donald Trump tasked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer with the determination of the level of need for an open investigation into the intellectual property practices of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In an event hosted at the White House yesterday afternoon, President Trump asserted the importance […]
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:06:40 +0000
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – June 14, 2017) – Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected Aptage as a 2017 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 15th annual Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. FiRe 2017 will take place October 10-13 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. Described by The Economist as “the […]
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:28:47 +0000
FiRe convenes global thought leaders to address the world’s greatest challenges SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – June 13, 2017) – Strategic News Service™ (SNS) has selected TruTag Technologies as a 2017 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 15th annual Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. FiRe 2017 will take place October 10-13 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in […]