Australia Qld electoral roll 'at risk' after Labor govt outsources coding role to China
US seizes Chinese products made from human hair in forced labor crackdown
US customs officials said Wednesday they had seized a shipment of products made from human hair believed to be made by Muslims in labor camps in the country's western Xinjiang province. They were part of an $800,000, 13-ton shipment from Lop County Meixin Hair Product Co. US Customs and Border Protection ordered on June 17 that the company's goods be held on grounds it uses prison and forced labor, including from children. "The production of these goods constitutes a very serious human rights violation," said Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner for trade at CBP.
The Palaszczuk Labor government is being accused of “recklessly causing a security risk by allowing Chinese-based coders to write critical software for the Electoral Commission of Queensland,” according to Sky News host Peta Credlin.
The outsourcing of coding by the electoral commission “potentially gives China access to the QLD electoral roll, and the ability to manipulate digital information around elections in that state,” she said.
Venezuela: the legislative elections fixed for December 6, boycott of the opposition
© REUTERS The opposition does not recognize the National Electoral Council which must supervise this poll, whose rectors have been appointed by an institution acquired from President Maduro ( Photo). The National Assembly is the last institution controlled by the opposition parties. Their large victory in 2015 had triggered a serious political crisis, which continues today. Parties that have already announced that this time they will boycott the poll.
Queensland Liberal MP Fiona Simpson said one of the reasons for the “train smash” reporting of the local election results in Queensland, was because the Chinese-based coders were in lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis in Wuhan.
“It’s a compromise and it risks the security of one of the most critical things which is our elections, she said.
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Chinese tech companies generate data which can be ‘commandeered’ by communist govt .
Fears the Chinese Communist Party will commandeer the masses of data generated by China-owned tech firms for national security reasons is the root cause behind concerns from western governments according to Sky News contributor Cory Bernardi. © Provided by Sky News Australia India has recently banned a number of Chinese technology apps including Tik Tok and WeChat over cyber security concerns.Mr Bernardi said the banning of Chinese tech companies could be the next step in the “technology battlefield” after many countries have already banned Chinese telco Huawei from their communications infrastructure.