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Die vier Netze

India, Jio, and the Four Internets – One of the more pernicious mistruths surrounding the debate about TikTok is that this will potentially lead to the splintering of the Internet; this completely erases the history of China’s Great Firewall, started 23 years ago, which effectively cut China off from most Western services. That the U.S. may finally respond in kind is a reflection of reality, not the creation of a new one. – What is new is the increased splintering in the non-China Internet: the U.S. model is still the default for most of the world, but the European Union and India are increasingly pursuing their own paths. … What differs Europe’s Internet from the U.S., Chinese, or Indian visions is, well, the lack of vision. Doing nothing more than continually saying ’no‘ leads to a pale imitation of the status quo, where money matters more than innovation.“


China-Propaganda nimmt zu

„New White Paper on China’s Full-Spectrum Information Operations – The white paper, in collaboration with the Hoover Institution, dives into China’s capabilities and raises an important question: how do states with full-spectrum propaganda capabilities put them to use in modern-day information operations? We examine 3 case studies: Hong Kong’s 2019-2020 protests; Taiwan’s 2020 election; and COVID-19. … China’s overt propaganda apparatus is robust, and managing both inward and outward-facing messaging remains a top priority for the CCP. … China’s overt messaging efforts span both broadcast and social media. … In addition to its extensive overt capabilities, China has less-attributable or unattributable communication options that it can draw on to influence opinions. … China is focused on a strategic mission of establishing the country as a leader in the international order and maintaining positive global opinion. … China’s longstanding commitment to managing narratives means that it will likely continue to learn, iterate and adapt. Via this report, we offer an analysis of its evolving capabilities, how they are leveraged, and how this evolution may continue.“

Stanford Internet Observatory

Facebook-Handel in Bangladesch

„Want to buy a parrot? Please login via Facebook. – In Bangladesh, there is no Amazon. There is no eBay. If you want to buy a dress or a crested finch from the comfort of your home, you have to use Facebook. … Globally, the hottest new trend for online sellers is livestreaming. In China, consumers on Pinduoduo are using it to break into the $200 billion market for impulse and everyday purchases. In the United States, Amazon has been experimenting with Amazon Live Creator, which lets merchants set up streams to showcase their products. (So far, it seems to have had little success.) In Bangladesh, sellers go on Facebook Live to promote items, respond to questions, and take instant orders. Some products attract larger crowds than others.“

Rest of World

Facebook Messenger mit Face-ID

Facebook Messenger can now lock your chats behind Face ID – The feature, which Facebook is calling App Lock, is part of a number of small changes coming to Messenger centered on privacy and security. The app is also adding a Privacy section to the app’s settings, giving users a single location to control features like App Lock and what users they’ve blocked. App Lock is supposed to come to Android in ‚the next few months.'“

The Verge

Will Nvidia ARM kaufen?

SoftBank’s Chip Company Arm Said to Attract Nvidia Interest – Arm Ltd., the semiconductor designer owned by SoftBank Group Corp., is attracting takeover interest from graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp., people with knowledge of the matter said. – Nvidia made an approach in recent weeks about a potential deal for Cambridge, England-based Arm, according to the people. Other potential bidders could also emerge, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.“