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ZHENGZHOU, China — China is ramping up its ability to spy on its nearly 1.4 billion people to new and disturbing levels, giving the world a blueprint for how to build a digital totalitarian state.Chinese authorities are knitting together old and state-of-the-art technologies — phone scanners, facial-recognition cameras, face and fingerprint databases and many others…
The democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky The seventh Democratic primary debate in Iowa this week barely made a ripple.The candidates on stage largely failed to set themselves apart from the pack and spent most of the night squabbling over technicalities and…
Donald Trump Jr. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Donald Trump Jr. delivered a forceful endorsement for his father's reelection on the opening night of the Republican National Convention.Trump Jr. attempted to spin the disaser of the US's coronavirus outbreak into a success story for his father and claimed the president "acted quickly" to control the pandemic, which remains…
This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Mike Whitmire's company, FloQast, just raised $40 million in Series C funding.Like most founders, he used a pitch deck to solicit investments, but he approached preparing…
WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia was preparing an alternative explanation of the fate of a dissident journalist on Monday, saying he died at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago in an interrogation gone wrong, according to a person familiar with the kingdom’s plans. In Washington, President Trump echoed the possibility that Jamal Khashoggi was…
The number of coronavirus deaths has topped 500,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University on Sunday.Over 10 million coronavirus cases have been recorded globally, according to the data.The US has recorded the most coronavirus deaths of any country, with more than 125,000.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world reached a grim milestone…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump said he wanted answers on the issue The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul's Saudi consulate. "We have asked for it, if it exists," President Donald Trump told reporters at…
The first US patient to have been infected with the novel coronavirus survived and was released from hospital on Monday but remains in isolation, according to an Associated Press report. The man had returned from a trip to Wuhan, China on January 15 and was hospitalized five days later, after blood tests confirmed he had the…
SQUATTING ON a UN refugee agency mat, clutching her listless two-year-old, Setera Bibi tells her story. Last year, at 4am on August 25th, the 23-year-old was awoken by gunfire. Fifty soldiers were rampaging through her village in north-east Rakhine state, in the west of Myanmar. Entering her house, they grabbed her husband. Four hours later…