Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Huawei and TikTok, scenarios of liquid warfare

The first challenge is to eliminate Huawei from the market, by restricting access to parts, to applications, and finally limitations to buy in the supply of network infrastructure; an objective that has found new impetus in recent months. Now it’s TikTok’s turn, a company through which people around the world, including the United States, are affected by influence and which is in the final stage of the process to ban its use in the US.

In both cases, speculation has been made by both companies that the Trump and Biden administrations have proposed limiting the activity of both companies. In both cases, the regulations of the People’s Republic of China oblige the delivery of information required by the Xi Jinping Government.

Regulation that, in an essential aspect, does not differ, on the contrary, what happens in the American Cloud Act (approved during the fight against terrorism after the attacks of September 11, 2001), which obliges CLOUD operators. (Microsoft, Google and Amazon essentially) to hand over data to the US authorities, regardless of where the servers are located, on what Google and Amazon install in our country.

Perhaps it happened, but both actions took place at a time when both companies were occupying a prominent position in the US market, limiting the expansion of companies there … which work on components made in China, by the way and what they are. intended to be done in the US only.

Beyond this collateral factor, a central problem occurs with our data. While at the European level, Amazon, Google and Microsoft servers continue to be trusted by service providers to individuals, companies and public administrations, do you know that these companies are not secure because the laws of that country are not? Is it nothing more than confirmation after the two conclusions of the Justice of the European Union declaring that the United States is not a safe territory? Only the French government has banned the use of Microsoft (applications and servers) for its services.

Of course, beyond Apple proscribing what resides on the iPhone device, do we know what information, via Android or Windows, could reach some unknown location, public or private?

The diabolical link is personal data capitalism and Orwellian big brother version 3.0, be it American or Chinese. And deep behind this battle is the question of whether there are good spies and bad spies. What seems clear is a new kind of exploration in which we feel the orphan by John Le Carré, adapting the serious George Smiley into the character of Stieg Larson Lisbeth Salandri.

That is to say, the citizen really looks warned by one of the two powerful officers, because the life he has in his art is likely to be seen by someone not foreseen.

And in this context we must also understand that we are manifesting the liquid war of the 21st century. Only Putin, someone fixated on the territorial concept of the Cold War world, could think of invading the country.

The soft war, which is not seen but is being carried out every day, is devouring one after the other financial market against coercive companies against the Chinese. It is about innovation and in that China seems to be winning a lot of chances.

The actions of the US government against Huawei and TikTok constitute, therefore, an action for the US company (Facebook and its Reels competing with TikTok) and an attempt to fight the way of culture (which, by the way, does not seem to be very controversial since the Chinese TikTok, called Douyin, cannot be accessed from the rest of the world ). And it is at the beginning of the war between the United States of America and China that we see their crimes, and which they lead to another world.

If we dared to predict the candidates who would be the next companies in the eye of the American hurricane, we would dare to think about WeChat and Xiaomi. All depends on reaching the penetration quota.

Meanwhile, the public can only know that no matter how many data protection regulations we have, data from your mobile does not stay on your mobile (say, except for Apple advertising).

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