Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls on Bloomberg to Retract Report on Chinese Spy Chip: ‘No Truth in Their Story’

Two weeks ago, Bloomberg Businessweek released a stunning report on Chinese spies planting tiny chips on servers with the purpose of creating a “stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines.” Their report revealed that this affected 30 U.S. companies, including Apple:
Apple was an important Supermicro customer and had planned to order more than 30,000 of its servers in two years for a new global network of data centers. Three senior insiders at Apple say that in the summer of 2015, it, too, found malicious chips on Supermicro motherboards. Apple severed ties with Supermicro the following year, for what it described as unrelated reasons.
Apple gave Bloomberg a statement denying it, though the report says, “The companies’ denials are countered by six current and former senior national security officials, who—in conversations that began during the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration—detailed the discovery Continue reading "Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls on Bloomberg to Retract Report on Chinese Spy Chip: ‘No Truth in Their Story’"

Trump On Trade Wars With China, U.S. Allies: ‘We’ve Been the Stupid Country for So Many Years’

During his broad-ranging interview with 60 Minutes, President Trump said America has been a “stupid country” in the past, while also defending his approach to international economics and foreign policy. Lesley Stahl pressed Trump on his escalating trade wars with China and their retaliation across multiple markets. Trump disputed her “trade war” characterization and that eventually led to a chat on the Trump Administration’s tariffs against American allies. “I mean, what’s an ally?” Trump said. “We have wonderful relationships with a lot of people. But nobody treats us much worse than the European Union.” Stahl continued to ask about this “hostile” approach, and whether Trump would consider dissolving the western alliance under NATO. “We’ve been the stupid country for so many years,” Trump said. “We shouldn’t be paying almost the entire cost of NATO to protect Europe, and then on top of that, they take advantage of Continue reading "Trump On Trade Wars With China, U.S. Allies: ‘We’ve Been the Stupid Country for So Many Years’"

Trump Accuses China of 2018 Election Interference at UN: They Don’t ‘Want Me to Win’ Because of Trade War

While chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, President Donald Trump levied a strong charge against China — accusing them of attempting to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections. “In my remarks yesterday to the United Nations General Assembly, I laid out my administration’s commitment to building a more just and peaceful future,” Trump said. “Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration.” Trump offered no evidence to back up the charge, nor did he accuse Russia of any similar efforts. The president went on to claim that China is looking to meddle in the U.S. midterms because of the burgeoning trade war between the two nations. “They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade,” Trump said. “And we Continue reading "Trump Accuses China of 2018 Election Interference at UN: They Don’t ‘Want Me to Win’ Because of Trade War"