George W. Bush White House:
The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction -- and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act pre-emptively.
It will always be true that most people who are great at anything are born outside the US.
The authorities are hellbent on establishing cyber sovereignty in China. If they can convince more internet users to use Chinese services -- which they can readily censor and easily snoop on -- then they have taken one further step towards cyber sovereignty.
China announced sweeping new regulations requiring users of an array of Internet services to register with their real names and avoid spreading content that challenges national interests. Names that promote ... superstition and rumors are also banned, according to the statement. Users will also be required to agree to respect the ... truth before being allowed to use a given service.
The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software, according to a copy of the rules obtained by foreign technology companies that do billions of dollars' worth of business in China.