Chinese Technology Helps Maduro ‘Control’ Venezuelans

first_imgBy Voice of America (VOA)/Edited by Diálogo Staff September 08, 2020 A U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations report, accusing China of promoting an authoritarian atmosphere in cyberspace, says that the Venezuelan regime has taken full advantage of China’s hardware and services to control Venezuelans.The report, commissioned by Democrat Senator Bob Menéndez, says that Venezuela owns internet and mobile network equipment, intelligent monitoring systems, and face recognition technology that has been developed and set up by Chinese companies.Government officials have also traveled to China to take part in information management seminars.“The regime,” the report says, “uses these technologies to censor and control its critics by blocking social media platforms and political content, using pro-regime commentators to manipulate online discussions, stifling content critical of Maduro, increasing surveillance of citizens, tracking and detaining government critics, and accessing the data of human rights organizations.”According to the document, the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has helped the Nicolás Maduro regime to create the Venezuelan Fatherland Card, something critics have said is used to exert tougher social control over the population.According to employees of the institution in charge of the card system, the database stores birthdates, family, employment and income, private property, medical history, state benefits, social media presence, political party affiliation, and voting records.ZTE has also supported Maduro in building six emergency response centers in larger cities and in centralizing the government’s video surveillance.The Menéndez reportThe Senate Committee on Foreign Relations requested the report, which was signed by Menéndez and prepared after reviewing documentation and interviewing former government officials and nongovernmental experts.The report documents how the Chinese government creates a legal framework to strengthen the Communist Party’s manipulation of tools of “digital authoritarianism” to export it abroad.“The People’s Republic of China is pressing forward […] to build and expand digital authoritarianism through economic, political, diplomatic, and coercive means at home and abroad,” the 61-page document says.last_img read more

DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ALL THE RESULTS AND FIXTURES AT A GLANCE

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSVoodoo Venue Cup  1st RoundDonegal Town Reserves                  5 v 4                   Castlefin Celtic ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves                 2 v 1                   Curragh Athletic ReservesMilford United Reserves                 0 v 5                   Glenree United Reserves Fintown Harps AFC                       1 v 7                   St. Catherines ReservesDrumkeen United                            4 v 5                   Glencar CelticArranmore United                            4 v 0                   Drumbar F.C.Glenea United Reserves                   2 v 0                   Drumoghill F.C. ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Cup  Area FinalsLetterkenny AreaMilford United                                2 v 1                  Kilmacrennan CelticDonegal Town Area St. Catherines                                   3 v 1                   Cappry RoversGweedore AreaGlenea United                                  2 v 1                   Gweedore UnitedLifford AreaCastlefin Celtic                                5 v 1                   Raphoe TownDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSaturday 5th SeptemberVoodoo Venue Cup                           K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Quarter FinalsSt. Catherines Reserves                      v                      Arranmore United ( K.O. 1 p.m. )Strand Rovers                                     v                      Donegal Town ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves                    v                      Glenea United ReservesGlenree United Reserves                    v                      Glencar CelticSunday 6th September Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division        K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Milford United                                   v                      Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers                                   v                      St. CatherinesCastlefin Celtic                                   v                      Drumoghill F.C.Glenea United                                     v                      Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic                               v                      Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United                                  v                      Keadue RoversBonagee United                                   v                      Gweedore UnitedDonegal Town                                                v                      Lagan HarpsRaphoe Town                                     v                      Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic                                 v                      Deele HarpsWhitestrand United                            v                      Erne WanderersLetterbarrow Celtic                             v                      Copany RoversEany Celtic                                         v                      Ballybofey UnitedGlenree United                                    v                      Dunkineely Celtic DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ALL THE RESULTS AND FIXTURES AT A GLANCE was last modified: August 30th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Junior LeaguefixturesreportsResultslast_img read more