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  1. #1 Are Chinese cell phones nefarious: Lithuania urges people to throw them in the garbage! 
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    BBC News is reporting* that Lithuania's National Cyber Security Centre tested 5G mobiles from Chinese manufacturers. They report that the phones are set up to block people from looking at content critical of Chinese activities. Most people who live in the West know that this would be a very long list of negative things to block! And this is likely just the start of what will be found with these phones. It seems likely there is much more to come related to such surveillance and mind-control "apps" in all of their related products. Appears to be Orwellian in the extreme.

    To be sure, phones from Xiaomi were set up to block more than 449 terms. That is, any search of such terms would be censored by the phone's system apps. The research by Lithuania further determined that data from the phones was being sent to a server in Singapore. Looks like the Chinese are setting up a mass surveillance scheme for unsuspecting people who buy their phones and related products. It would not be surprising if they were attempting to do this in all com devices everywhere in the world.

    Quoting from the article:

    " "Our recommendation is to not buy new Chinese phones, and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonably possible," said Defence Deputy Minister Margiris Abukevicius."

    and that "This is important not only to Lithuania but to all countries which use Xiaomi equipment," the Centre said."

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    They also determined that the Chinese tech giant Huawei, which markets a P40 5G phone, is offering a nasty spyware platform. Quoting again from the article:

    "“The official Huawei application store AppGallery directs users to third-party e-stores where some of the applications have been assessed by anti-virus programs as malicious or infected with viruses,” a joint statement by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and its National Cyber Security Centre said."

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    So the message to people who want truth in their lives (and don't want to help China with their nefarious activities) is to dump all phones made from Chinese companies, and their related products. Stay away from them, and try not to communicate with anyone using them. They simply cannot be trusted. This should not come as a big surprise, but the cat is out of the bag, so to say......


    "Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones"

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58652249


    (for a related aspect on thescienceforum.com, be sure to visit this thread: Is China a Global Threat?! Sanctions initiated to prevent the use of U.S. technology in their supercomputers.)


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    Little Lithuania is trying to convince the EU to get tougher on China, rightfully concerned about all the globalization efforts which the latter is involved in. This is about much more than just cell phones.

    Quoting from an article in Politico*

    " "China under Xi Jinping is turning into revanchist, increasingly belligerent — even authoritarian is no longer an adequate adjective," Lithuania’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomėnas told POLITICO.

    It is time, he said, for the EU to move beyond defensive trade policies against China. "Wandel durch Handel, the German formula of change through trade, doesn't work,” he added. “When we are facing an era where our geopolitical considerations will come to the fore, economic interpenetration can become a liability, or something that can be exploited, instrumentalized or even weaponized." "

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    Anyone interested in democracy and free people, at least in the West, should pay attention to Lithuania, and this ever-increasing-threat from the Chinese doctrine of "economic interpenetration" and its potential consequences.


    "How little Lithuania dragged the EU into its showdown with China"

    * https://www.politico.eu/article/lith...own-eu-impact/


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