Huawei unveiled its brand new Kirin 980 CPU during their keynote at IFA 2018 in Berlin two hours ago. The new Kirin 980 CPU claims to be the first one to use Cortex-A76 cores, dual neural processing units, a Mali G76 GPU, faster RAM and a 1.4 Gbps LTE modem.
This octa-core chip utilizes many bigger and smaller cores to deliver power efficiency and on-demand performance. The SoC will be compatible with 5G networks, and because of the new 7nm fabrication process it is said to be 20 percent faster and 40 percent less battery hungry at the same time.
Many technology experts look at the new chip as a more powerful and probably a cheaper alternative to Apple’s SoCs and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series, both of the latter being U.S. companies. (source) The cockiness of Trump, the State Department, and their favorite intelligence agencies may have just
This new announcement comes most likely as a political response from the Chinese government to what they perceive as intentional U.S. meddling in international business after the Senate of the United States has passed an amendment that reinstated the 7-year ban on Chinese telecoms concern ZTE doing business with US-based companies. The ban was subsequently lifted with the help of Donald Trump. Yesterday, because of these political shenanigans, ZTE has reported a projected loss of $1.1 billion.
This ban has been claimed to be a reaction to ‘national security’ warnings made by top individuals of well-known three-letter agencies, including the NSA, CIA, and FBI, claiming that Huawei and ZTE phones contain a backdoor of some kind – although they failed to provide any supporting evidence.
Since ZTE was barred from doing business with U.S. companies, ZTE couldn’t order any CPUs from Qualcomm or Intel. Since the CPU is a main component of smartphones essentially making it impossible for ZTE to produce 55-65% of their phones. In response to these political moves, the Chinese governments have proclaimed that they aim to produce the majority of their microchips by 2025 domestically. A couple of weeks after this ban came into effect the National Integrated Circuitry Investment Fund discussed speeding up plans due to recent trade tensions.
Meanwhile, 5G antennas from Huawei were banned from Australia in the name of “national security”. Huawei claimed that in the 5G ban “xenophobia” was the main culprit and Huawei wants to have an “open discussion” with relevant Australian authorities.
Unsurprisingly, the very same experts refused to mention that the public is under the very same threat when they purchase devices from U.S.-based companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, or from the South Korean corporation, Samsung. With Apple and Google devices, instead of people being surveilled by the Chinese state and its police, they will be spied on by the NSA, CIA and by about a dozen other agencies. Samsung is much worse in this regard since the grand majority of online Samsung smartphones stopped receiving security updates long ago. Because of that, these devices can easily be exploited using well-known publicized vulnerabilities (source). Either way, consumers will still be tracked, wiretapped and spied on, none of these unnecessary political moves change anything.
Rather than the NSA, CIA, and FBI distancing themselves from these tech conglomerates, the very Pentagon itself has announced a cloud contract (codenamed JEDI) involving the hosting of highly sensitive and classified information which will potentially involve either Apple, Amazon, Oracle, Google or Microsoft. At the end of the day, all it is is a political mud fight and it really goes to show the double standard of these people at the CIA, NSA, and FBI trying to further their own agendas instead of serving the people.
While Huawei is designing the next generation of smart city cameras and facial recognition systems. Google, for now, focuses on employing ex-DARPA (technology arm of the Pentagon) officials to develop A.I. and improve the efficiency and the capabilities of neural networks. While Facebook’s secretive Building 8
None of these improve the daily life of regular people, but instead it will prey and spy on the average human placing all of our lives and recording us at all times.
Californian “garage companies” share the same beginnings, being that they were seed funded by intelligence agencies. Just read How Google was made by the CIA by Nafeez.
All of these smart devices, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco, ZTE, Huawei and Xiaomi phones, and routers do contain a backdoor of some kind. Instead of ensuring that the public receives ‘clean technology’, devices without backdoors and vulnerabilities, the race is on between superstates (Fives Eyes – an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and others) aiming to collect more and more information by the day on domestic and foreign citizens for future use.