Facebook and Google ‘complicit’ in censorship and repression in Vietnam, Amnesty International says

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Facebook and Google are “complicit” in censorship across Vietnam, Amnesty International says.


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Amnesty International has released a new report condemning tech giants as being complicit in censorship across Vietnam, with “state-sponsored harassment rampant” on YouTube and Facebook, the report said. The two social media platforms are “tools of the Vietnamese authorities’ censorship and harassment of its population,” according to the human rights organization’s 78-page report published Monday.

Amnesty International said the two social media platforms have turned into “hunting grounds for censors, military cyber-troops and state-sponsored trolls.” It interviewed dozens of human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, writers and former prisoners of conscience, as well as relying on info from Facebook and Google. 

Online censorship includes geo-blocking content that has been deemed to be critical of the

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Exclusive: Foxconn to shift some Apple production to Vietnam to minimise China risk

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of Apple Inc, said a person with knowledge of the plan, as the U.S. firm diversifies production to minimise the impact of a Sino-U.S. trade war.

The development comes as the outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump encourages U.S. firms to shift production out of China. During Trump’s tenure, the United States has targeted made-in-China electronics for higher import tariffs, and restricted supplies of components produced using U.S. technology to Chinese firms it deems a national security risk.

Taiwanese manufacturers, wary of being caught up in the tit-for-tat trade war, have moved or are considering moving some production from China to countries such as Vietnam, Mexico and India.

Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple’s iPad tablet and MacBook laptop at its plant in Vietnam’s northeastern Bac Giang province, to come

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Eco Wave Power Enters MOU with MSMART Future Technology Company in Vietnam

– Publicly traded wave energy developer, Eco Wave Power (Stock Symbol: ECOWVE), announces today the signing of an MOU with MSMART Future Technology, as the basis for the development of a 50MW wave energy array in Vietnam.

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The collaboration between the parties shall be executed in milestones. In the first phase, the Eco Wave Power engineering team, will perform an in-depth feasibility study, at the selected site in Vietnam. The study will include the installation of a wave measurement buoy, for collection of the site’s wave climate.

Once studies are completed to the satisfaction of the parties, they will work towards the establishment of a Joint Venture company in Vietnam for the development of a 50MW wave energy array.

“We look forward to demonstrating our solution together with MSMART Future technology in Vietnam, which will support Vietnam’s plan to increase

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Eco Wave Power Enters MOU with MSMART Future Technology Company in Vietnam | News

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The collaboration between the parties shall be executed in milestones. In the first phase, the Eco Wave Power engineering team, will perform an in-depth feasibility study, at the selected site in Vietnam. The study will include the installation of a wave measurement buoy, for collection of the site’s wave climate.

Once studies are completed to the satisfaction of the parties, they will work towards the establishment of a Joint Venture company in Vietnam for the development of a 50MW wave energy array.

“We look forward to demonstrating our solution together with MSMART Future technology in Vietnam, which will support Vietnam’s plan to increase its’ renewable energy sources, while reducing GHG emission by 8% by 2030″ says Inna Braverman, CEO of Eco Wave Power. “

“The partnership with Eco Wave Power is a compelling fit that accelerates our strategy to expand

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