NEW

Rubio Wants Woke Corporations to ‘Mind Your Own Business’

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida introduced new legislation this week that would enable shareholders to sue corporations if their boards and CEOs can't prove their...

Top Oversight Committee Republican is After Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer Again

Having failed to get a response to his September 7th letter to Hunter Biden's art agent and gallery host, George Berges, Rep. James Comer is turning up the pressure to get...

Hunter Biden’s Upcoming Art Show is a Headache for the White House

Casey Michel writes for The Atlantic that Hunter Biden's secretive art shows, which are supposed to be sometime soon but dates haven't been disclosed (only the privileged know!),...

Newsmax: Kamenar Says AOC is ‘Walking Ethics Violation’

https://youtu.be/AwRyVJuCVr0 9/20/21 Newsmax- Paul Kamenar, Counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, discusses the group's Complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics...

Ethics Group Asks New York to Divest From Ben & Jerry’s Parent Unilever

NLPC is asking New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to divest the state’s retirement funds from Unilever, parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, which has ended ice cream...

If Allegations True, Indicted Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussman Should Also Be Disbarred

Yesterday afternoon, Special Counsel John Durham, appointed by former Attorney General William Barr last year, indicted lawyer Michael Sussman of Perkins Coie for lying to the...

States Invested in Ben & Jerry’s: Another One Bites the Dust

Following Arizona's move last week to divest from Unilever --- the parent company of the anti-Semitic Ben & Jerry's --- a blue, but heavily Jewish, state has made the same...

AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress Draws Ethics Complaint

NLPC filed a Complaint today with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for accepting impermissible gifts by attending the exclusive...

Facebook Censorship Limited to the Internet Underclass

You probably saw all the photos of the weekend's Met Gala, in which the elites attending the event showed their beautiful faces while the workers serving them were forced to wear...

Congressman Grills Blinken About FBI Interview Regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma

Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before Congress Monday and Tuesday for some rough rounds of questioning before committees of the House and Senate, respectively, about...

Apple Betrays Its Chinese Customers; Gives Data Management to Communist Gov’t

A report from the New York Times on Monday provides greater detail of the lengths that Apple has gone to to kowtow to China, in order to extract its massive profits from the abusive Communist nation.

The newspaper said it reviewed internal documents, recent filings in a court case, interviewed 17 current and former Apple employees, and spoke to four security experts, all of which revealed the extent CEO Tim Cook moved the company toward greater capitulation to Chinese government demands for access to its citizens’ private data. It found that not only is Apple giving access to encryption keys for customers’ data on the iCloud to government-owned firm; It is ceding control of the massive server farms that host its cloud computing for the Chinese firm to manage.

From the Times report:

Two decades ago, as Apple’s operations chief, Mr. Cook spearheaded the company’s entrance into China, a move that helped make Apple the most valuable company in the world and made him the heir apparent to Steve Jobs. Apple now assembles nearly all of its products and earns a fifth of its revenue in the China region. But just as Mr. Cook figured out how to make China work for Apple, China is making Apple work for the Chinese government.

Mr. Cook often talks about Apple’s commitment to civil liberties and privacy. But to stay on the right side of Chinese regulators, his company has put the data of its Chinese customers at risk and has aided government censorship in the Chinese version of its App Store. After Chinese employees complained, it even dropped the “Designed by Apple in California” slogan from the backs of iPhones.

The article notes that Chinese workers — with recent reports claiming that some of them are slave laborers — manufacture nearly all of Apple’s products and that the company generates $55 billion per year from the country. That’s more than any other American corporation generates from China, according to the Times report.

The genuflection to Chinese authorities is a hypocritically bad look for Cook and Apple, which resisted helping the FBI access iPhones of terrorist attackers in Pensacola, Fla. and San Bernardino, Calif. Cook also has a long-running feud with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the rights to privacy for tech customers.

For its report, the New York Times interviewed Doug Guthrie, who Apple hired in 2014 to help greatly expand its presence and manufacturing in China, “which involved millions of workers, thousands of plants and hundreds of suppliers.” He said the Chinese government spent billions of dollars on roads, labor recruitment, and factory construction, power plants, and employee housing.

“This business model only really fits and works in China,” he told the Times. “But then you’re married to China.”

Previous

Next