National security – Anti Nationale http://antinationale.org/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:32:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://antinationale.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/anti.png National security – Anti Nationale http://antinationale.org/ 32 32 AI, national security and investment, Kiran Desai https://antinationale.org/ai-national-security-and-investment-kiran-desai/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 11:40:31 +0000 https://antinationale.org/ai-national-security-and-investment-kiran-desai/ The Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has produced a study on the proposed EU AI law and its relationship to other EU legislation. It’s a complex network. Artificial intelligence, national security and investment are interrelated topics and are the subject of a seminar co-hosted by law firm Shoosmiths, industry body TechUK and strategic communications […]]]>

The Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has produced a study on the proposed EU AI law and its relationship to other EU legislation. It’s a complex network. Artificial intelligence, national security and investment are interrelated topics and are the subject of a seminar co-hosted by law firm Shoosmiths, industry body TechUK and strategic communications firm DRD Partnership, with speakers such as Lyric Jain, CEO of Logically and Nabil Lodey, CEO of Envitia: Artificial Intelligence, National Security and Investment: A New Regime (shoosmiths.co.uk).

The EU is the de facto global regulator in many areas and affected businesses in the UK will be affected by the AI ​​law. The law is in draft form. In its current wording, it applies to suppliers placing on the EU market or commissioning AI systems in the EU, whether these suppliers are established in the EU or in a third country; and suppliers and users of AI systems located in a third country, where the output produced by the system is used in the EU.

An AI system means software developed with one or more techniques and approaches listed in the law and which can, for a given set of human-defined objectives, generate outputs such as content, predictions, recommendations or decisions influencing the environments with which they interact. .

In short, any UK business wishing to sell in the EU a product that includes AI software or sell in the EU a service that uses AI as a result will need to comply with the AI ​​Act.

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National Security Police arrest 2 Hong Kong men for allegedly posting seditious social media posts https://antinationale.org/national-security-police-arrest-2-hong-kong-men-for-allegedly-posting-seditious-social-media-posts/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 03:41:28 +0000 https://antinationale.org/national-security-police-arrest-2-hong-kong-men-for-allegedly-posting-seditious-social-media-posts/ Two men were arrested by officers from the Hong Kong National Security Department on suspicion of “doing an act or acts with seditious intent”, police said. The couple, 18 and 29, were apprehended in Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po, respectively, on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities raided their homes and seized electronic communication devices suspected of […]]]>

Two men were arrested by officers from the Hong Kong National Security Department on suspicion of “doing an act or acts with seditious intent”, police said.

The couple, 18 and 29, were apprehended in Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po, respectively, on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities raided their homes and seized electronic communication devices suspected of being used to post seditious messages.

Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

“Investigation revealed that the two arrested persons were suspected of posting messages on social platforms to spread seditious messages that foster feelings of ill will and enmity between different classes of Hong Kong people and incite for the use of violence,” police said on Tuesday’s Reading.

Police told HKFP that those arrested were still in custody as of midday Wednesday.

Independence message

Local media reported the men posted content related to Hong Kong independence, while HK01 cited sources saying these messages included “Free Hong Kong, the revolution of our time” and “one nation, one Hong Kong” – slogans commonly used during the 2019 protests.

Protests erupted in June over a proposed amendment to the city’s extradition bill that would have allowed the transfer of fugitives to mainland China, where the legal system is notoriously opaque. They have degenerated into sometimes violent protests of dissent against police behavior, amid calls for democracy and anger at Beijing’s encroachment.

Photo: May James.

The government specifically banned the slogan “Free Hong Kong” in 2020, declaring it “independence, secessionist and subversive”.

The Security Bureau told HKFP that as of September 16, 215 people had been arrested on suspicion of “committing acts and engaging in activities that endanger national security” since the enactment of the law in June 2020. Among them, 128 people and five companies were arrested. accused.

The colonial-era Sedition Act prohibits incitement to violence, disaffection and other offenses against the administration while the National Security Act criminalizes subversion, secession, collusion with foreign powers and terrorist acts.

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At Annual Conference, NICO Charges Media Professionals on Peace and National Security | The Guardian Nigeria News https://antinationale.org/at-annual-conference-nico-charges-media-professionals-on-peace-and-national-security-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 21:13:29 +0000 https://antinationale.org/at-annual-conference-nico-charges-media-professionals-on-peace-and-national-security-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ *Holds a panel discussion on the effects of drug abuse on national development The Federal Government has been asked to fund the National Institute of Cultural Orientation (NICO), for the arduous task of cultural reorientation of Nigerians, especially the younger generations. Participants of the recently concluded two-day conference in Kano, the capital of Kano State, […]]]>

*Holds a panel discussion on the effects of drug abuse on national development

The Federal Government has been asked to fund the National Institute of Cultural Orientation (NICO), for the arduous task of cultural reorientation of Nigerians, especially the younger generations.

Participants of the recently concluded two-day conference in Kano, the capital of Kano State, organized by NICO, felt that the socio-cultural challenges plaguing the country were the result of cultural dislocation among the people. .

Culture experts were also of the view that given its mandate, which has become very appropriate in present-day Nigeria, NICO should not only be funded for greater impacts, its activities designed to positively steer the minds of people should be expanded and made more prominent across the country.

With the theme, Culture, Peace and National Security: The Role of the Media, the Federal Government at the event, instructed the media to always promote the culture of peace and non-violence among Nigerians in their reporting, especially as the country prepares for the 2023 general elections.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who gave the advice, said the current administration will not relax its efforts to tackle insecurity in the country. However, not without media support.

He therefore enjoined practitioners to avoid fake news, sensational stories, and any unprofessional conduct that is detrimental to national peace and development.

The minister added that the current administration has committed more resources to the purchase of equipment to combat insecurity in the country than in other regions.

Welcoming his guests, the Executive Secretary of NICO, Mr. Ado Yahuza, informed that the annual conference should continually remind journalists of the need to place peace, unity and national cohesion above self-interest in the exercise of their functions.

According to him, the event aims to highlight the relevance of peace and security for national development.

He further pledged NICO’s continued collaboration with the media to sensitize the industry to promote peaceful co-existence and national cohesion among Nigerians.

The event was chaired by former Kano State Service Chief, Dr. Kabiru Shehu, who stressed the need for northern governors to reform Almajiri’s education system as part of efforts to fight against insecurity in the region.

Congratulating NICO for the conference, Shehu urged the media to support the current administration to overcome the country’s security challenges, including Boko Haram sect activities, banditry, kidnappings and other social crimes in the country.

Several papers were presented during the event. Some of them include, The Role of Social Media in Preventing or Escalating Conflict in Nigeria by Dr. Hajara Umar of Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano; Culture, Banditry and the National Security Challenge: History and the Way Forward by Professor Mansur Ibrahim from the Department of History, Maitama State University, Kano as well as The Nigerian Media, Patriotism and the Quest for Peace and Security in Nigeria presented by Professor Bala Muhammed from the Faculty of Mass Communication, Bayero University also in Kano.

Others are Cultural Dynamics and Challenges for Sustainable Peace and Security in Nigeria by Dr. Mahmud M. Lawan, Department of Political Science, Bayero University; Social mobilization and security awareness as well as The synergy between security agencies and the media presented by Dr. Gambo Nababa.

In their respective presentations, the Source Individuals highlighted the benefits of media, especially the social media revolution in information dissemination and awareness.

They, however, expressed concern over the threat of fake news, noting that its impact on peace and security is sometimes far beyond imagination.

Dr Umar personally disapproved of the rate of fake news, hate speech and other negative uses of social media in the country.

Professor Ibrahim, in his presentation, identified the poor education system as one of the factors responsible for insecurity in the country.

Professor Bala blamed the security situation in the country on borrowed culture, which he said has hardened the hearts of young people. He also identified five pillars of insecurity among which drug abuse, proliferation of firearms and impunity and denounced the fact that even women were involved in arms trafficking in the State of Zamfara.

Former staff of The Guardian newspaper have chastised traditional leaders for their complacency that led outsiders to enter Nigerian villages and forests without their knowledge.

Shortly after leaving Kano, the NICOs moved to Asaba, the capital of Delta State for its annual Cultural Orientation Roundtable (ARTCO). This time the focus was on youth drug abuse and its implications for national development.

Once again, several resource people have delivered on the issue. The Asaba program brought together a large number of young people, including members of the Youth Corps serving in the state.

At the opening ceremony, the federal government linked the social crimes facing the country to the high rate of drug abuse among young people.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who was represented by the Director of International Cultural Affairs, Ms. Maimunat Idula, reiterated some of the efforts put in place by the current administration to combat drug addiction, which , he acknowledged, had taken on a worrying dimension and called for more concerted efforts to address this scourge.

Taking the floor, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, represented by the Coordinator of Delta State (NAFDAC), Mr. Jude Ndekile , expressed concern about the involvement of young people in the abuse of illicit drugs. in the country.

According to NAFDAC, it worked with other stakeholders to resolve the issue.

Under the theme: Culture, Addiction and the Future of Nigerian Youth, Yahuza noted that the socio-political and economic problems plaguing the nation could be attributed to the erosion of the nation’s cultural values, and urged that children and young people are rooted in the culture of the country

For his part, Yahuza assured that NICO will not stop sensitizing young people on the imperative to avoid immoral acts and embrace the culture of dignity, peace, unity and national cohesion.

He said: “We must always be aware that young people serve as a bridge between generations. Therefore, we have a responsibility to prepare them to become the responsible leaders of tomorrow. »

At the event, representatives from the Nigerian Immigration Service, Federal Fire Service, Nigerian Police, Nigerian Drug Enforcement Agency and other stakeholders in the fight against drug abuse.

And when the technical session was declared open, the academics took turns educating the youngsters on the team about the consequences of drug abuse on their mental health as well as on the nation.

Some titles of the presentations include, “Rethinking Strategies to Address Youth Drug Abuse” by Professor Grace Okorodudu of Delta State University, Abraka and Towards Rescuing Nigerian Youth from the Threat of Drug Abuse Drug Abuse: NDLEA Intervention was delivered by Dr. Wale Ige from NDLEA Headquarters.

There is no doubt that both events had a significant impact on the people and the nation at large.

At the close of the two-day event in Asaba, Yahuza asked participants to go and be youth ambassadors against drug abuse in the country. During this time, certificates were given to the participants to mark the end of the counting.

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Chinese-born Hong Kong boy to be sentenced under national security law https://antinationale.org/chinese-born-hong-kong-boy-to-be-sentenced-under-national-security-law/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 01:24:18 +0000 https://antinationale.org/chinese-born-hong-kong-boy-to-be-sentenced-under-national-security-law/ Wong Yat-chin, the former head of the student political group “Student Politicism”, charged with “conspiracy to incite others to overthrow state power” under the National Security Act (NSL), will plead for leniency and could be sentenced in court on September 24. He wrote earlier, “Although I have no expectations for the outcome, I have no […]]]>

Wong Yat-chin, the former head of the student political group “Student Politicism”, charged with “conspiracy to incite others to overthrow state power” under the National Security Act (NSL), will plead for leniency and could be sentenced in court on September 24. He wrote earlier, “Although I have no expectations for the outcome, I have no complaints or regrets.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Suining, Sichuan province, mainland China, traveled to Hong Kong as a 5th grade student. He took part in a parade for the first time on June 9, 2019 and began to join the social movement that followed. He had been arrested several times for placing street stalls and other activities organized by Student Politicism and had also been followed on several occasions.

On January 23, 2021, Wong’s relatives and friends on the mainland were questioned by police at their homes, and Wong himself was also followed to Hong Kong by unidentified persons. To ensure the peace of mind and safety of his loved ones, he issued a public statement stating that he had cut ties with all of his relatives and friends on the mainland.

On September 20, 2021, officers from the National Security Division of the Hong Kong Police Force arrested Wong for “conspiracy to incite subversion of state power”. Wong twice requested bail but was denied on both attempts. As a result, he was detained for over a year before the court’s final verdict.

While in prison, Wong wrote a post on September 10, which was posted on September 20, to his Instagram account run by his friends and relatives. He published an article of about 600 words entitled “The 365th day of pretrial detention”.

He started by sharing his daily routines in prison. This includes reading, exercising, listening to songs and writing letters in his free time. In order to maintain peace of mind, he had also developed the habit of practicing meditation. He also thanked those who subscribed to his Patreon account, which “helps alleviate some financial pressure on my family members.”

He said the deal will be closed soon. Although he has no expectations of the outcome, he also has no complaints or regrets. “At least I tried to pursue this seemingly unattainable but beautiful ideal, and I’m willing to suffer all the pain.”

He also expressed his gratitude to relatives and friends who worked tirelessly to encourage him during his time in prison. “Whether it was you who wrote the letters to me, or who attended the court hearings, or who accompanied me in the prison car, you deserve my deepest gratitude.” “You have all provided me with the kindness and the courage to move forward through all the long dark nights.”

He shared that when he found out he was going to be fired at the 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival, he was able to deal with it calmly. But when he saw the many lights from people’s cellphones shining through the prison car window as she drove out of the courthouse, “The scene outside the car window just made me cry. , and this is the scene I will live with, and remember forever.

Feel lucky to be born in these turbulent times

Wong also said he was blessed to be born in these turbulent times, “to have a great opportunity, a wonderful opportunity to effect change.” He said there may be people who think it’s all in vain now, but no one can be sure of the end result. “History is written by those who don’t give up,” he said.

He said he understood that those who deeply love Hong Kong will feel helpless when they see “such a declining state” now, “but if you really look around you will find that there are a lot of people brave and kind who are still working hard in their respective fields. So everyone, please don’t underestimate the power of individuals. How we choose to live will affect how the world becomes.

Wong continued, “In fact, the perceived fear itself is far more terrifying than the reality. Reality is not only despair but also upside-down hope. If we can embrace hope and move forward, even if we live in difficulties, for now, we can always find purpose in our perseverance.

In conclusion, he wrote, “Please remember all you’ve been through, breathe well, think well, live well, keep talking and doing the right thing, and walk the unfinished road. with your head held high”. He ended with two hashtags, “#Please remember the feeling while crossing the sea of ​​people” and “#I remember the passion in full bloom”, both lyrics from a popular song written by Terrence Lam “Remember”.

Wong Yat-chin and other Student Politicism organizers set up street kiosks and handed out leaflets in Mong Kok asking the public to remember the Hong Kong Protest and stand up for continued resistance, June 16, 2021 .(Sung Pi-Lung/ The times of epoch)
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Wong Yat-chin was questioned by police for his activities on June 16, 2021. (Sung Pi-Lung/The Epoch Times)

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Wong Yat-chin and Student Politicism organizers set up a street stall in Mong Kok and urged the public not to use the LeaveHomeSafe app, in Hong Kong on Feb. 21, 2021. (Sung Pi-Lung/The Epoch Times )

Wong Yat-chin, 21, and four former members of “Student Politicism”, including former secretary Chan Chi-sum, 20, former spokesperson Alice Wong, 19, and Jessica Chu, 18, were charged, from October 25, 2020, to June 16, 2021, with “conspiring with others in Hong Kong to induce others to organize, plan, carry out or participate in the implementation by force, or threatens to use force, or other unlawful means to achieve the objective of subverting state power.” As noted in the case details, the defendants had, on numerous occasions, called the public to rise up in arms and fight bravely until the regime was overthrown, while they set up street stations to chant slogans such as “Free Hong Kong, the revolution of our times.”

The four pleaded guilty in district court in July and will plead for clemency at the September 24 hearing and could be sentenced the same day.

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Trump’s all-powerful mastermind can reshape his wealth or national security https://antinationale.org/trumps-all-powerful-mastermind-can-reshape-his-wealth-or-national-security/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:21:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/trumps-all-powerful-mastermind-can-reshape-his-wealth-or-national-security/ There are three possible reasons why Fox News host Sean Hannity isn’t embarrassed by the complicity and pointlessness of his live conversations with Donald Trump. The first possibility is that he’s simply so mired in the misrepresentation of the world he helped create that he doesn’t even realize how all of his starting points for […]]]>

There are three possible reasons why Fox News host Sean Hannity isn’t embarrassed by the complicity and pointlessness of his live conversations with Donald Trump.

The first possibility is that he’s simply so mired in the misrepresentation of the world he helped create that he doesn’t even realize how all of his starting points for questions to the former president are themselves. same imaginations. Like Trump, Hannity litters his comments with abbreviated references to things that others immersed in the same media world understand without explanation: bought-and-paid folder, BleachBit, Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Each of these unpacks into its own universe of allegations and fears for Hannity viewers, and it uses them to heighten the conspiratorial flavor of any new topic of how one might compare a hated boss to Attila the Hun. . But, above all, these shortcuts are never revisited; Hannity’s questions are simply built on a foundation of sand.

So there’s the possibility that Hannity knows that he simply serves as an appendage to Trump’s communications team. That, perpetually worrying about the number of viewers, he knows he has to dance with the guy who brought him. He accepted that his work is not really close to journalism, but rather to help move this great slow machine that is Donald Trump’s worldview. He weaves these shorthands into his patter the same way the sanitation department spokesman refers to the trash can in his kitchen as a litter box.

Someone once described former NBC commentator Chris Matthews’ interview style to me as follows: “Here’s what I think. What is you think of what I think? As I’ve noted before, Hannity’s style with Trump is a variation of that: “Here’s what you think. What is you think what you think? It has served him well over the past four years and he sticks to it.

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But then there is the third option: have Hannity slowly try to undermine Trump from within. May he keep his enemy closer. Let him come across as a lunkish addict so he can make Trump feel free and comfortable. And then — without Trump or anyone else noticing — he gently leads the former president to the precipice.

Makes him say stuff like this, from Hannity’s interview with Trump that aired Wednesday night:

“If you’re the President of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, ‘It’s declassified.’ Even thinking about it, because you send it to Mar-a-Lago or wherever you send it.

This unique explanation of the presidential declassification power came in response to Hannity’s pressure on Trump to explain how it worked. This has come up a lot recently, as Trump and his allies point out that the dozens of documents with classification marks found at Mar-a-Lago when the FBI searched it last month had, in fact, been previously declassified. It has nothing to do with the legal issues involved, but Trump and his allies understand that the hoarding of classified documents is much more immediately tangible to a layperson than questions about the law on presidential records.

So Trump and his team said they were declassified, citing various putative mechanisms under which it happened, and Hannity asked. And Trump said thinking about sending a classified document somewhere it doesn’t functionally belong counts as declassification.

For perhaps obvious reasons, that’s not how it works. There is a declassification process that must be followed simply because the President is not the only person using this material. If a president’s thought declassifies a report on CIA torture programs, that’s technically now available for public consumption, according to Trump. But I suspect the CIA would rather have something in writing before they start distributing copies.

In other words, Trump’s presentation of declassification here is entirely dependent on this particular use case: cleaning up something he will have in his possession. There’s no other context in which mind control declassification makes sense as a useful government function, which is why no one has ever claimed that’s how it works.

But there is another interesting parallel here that bears mentioning. The first softball thrown by Hannity at the former president concerned the announcement earlier in the day that the New York Attorney General was suing Trump, three of his adult children and his company for alleged fraudulent business practices. The central allegation is that the Trump Organization, with the blessing of its leaders, misrepresented the value of different properties depending on who was requesting the information.

The idea was that property values, like classification status, depended on what Trump needed them to be at the time. If he wanted a loan, the lawsuit suggests, he could decide to inflate the value of his properties to imply he had a stronger collateral base. If he was caught with material marked TOP SECRET, he could announce that he had the power to declassify that document with his mind.

One of Trump’s first public presentations as a candidate actually took advantage of this same technique. When he announced his candidacy for president in 2015, he released a document detailing his net worth. But this document contained vague and subjective statements such as that its mark was worth billions of dollars.

This was consistent with his past portrayals. In 2011, CNN reported that during a deposition, Trump was asked how he determined his net worth.

“My net worth fluctuates,” he said. said“and it goes up and down with the markets and with attitudes and feelings, even my own feelings, but I try.”

Her feelings affect her net worth? Sure why not.

There may be a reason Trump relies on his own brain to overcome reality. His father was a close friend of Norman Vincent Peale, whose book “The Power of Positive Thinking” became a bestseller when Trump was young. In 2015, Trump biographer Gwenda Blair describe how Peale’s rhetoric had apparently been internalized by Donald Trump. He regularly credited his positive attitude for his success. Mind over matter. Hoping on valuations. Reflection on declassification processes.

True to form, Hannity didn’t press Trump on the obviously odd declassification claim. Anyone else would have noted that this defied both reason and the presentations of people better versed in declassification. But Hannity then stepped in not to question the power of positive thinking on classification status, but rather to help Trump weather a rough patch in the former president’s riffs.

The safest bet on why Hannity approaches his talks with Trump the way he does, of course, remains the first one I listed.

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New land use law aims to protect national security https://antinationale.org/new-land-use-law-aims-to-protect-national-security/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:30:25 +0000 https://antinationale.org/new-land-use-law-aims-to-protect-national-security/ Japan’s new Land Use Regulation Law (Law No. 84 of 2021), aimed at preventing foreign entities from using land that could pose a security threat, will come into full effect in September. The government has formulated a basic policy which identifies the categories of land and the conditions for applying the law. In addition to […]]]>

Japan’s new Land Use Regulation Law (Law No. 84 of 2021), aimed at preventing foreign entities from using land that could pose a security threat, will come into full effect in September.

The government has formulated a basic policy which identifies the categories of land and the conditions for applying the law. In addition to “vigilance zones” and facilities covered by the law such as nuclear power plants and other nuclear-related infrastructure, it identifies “threatening acts” that could interfere with the operation of critical facilities.

Behaviors considered threatening include, for example, irradiating with laser beams and emitting radio waves that could interfere with the operation of critical facilities.

Baseline policy serves as operational guideline for new land use law adopted in June 2021.

How it works

The government can use the real estate register and the basic register of residents to verify the nationality, name, address and status of use of the owners of land and buildings located in the vigilance zones. In addition, prior notification to authorities is required when the sale or purchase of land or buildings is within a government-designated special vigilance area, including confirmation of name, address and nationality. parties, purpose of use, etc. The law is then applied. to land buildings of 200 square meters or more and close to essential facilities.

Properties such as Self-Defense Force (SDF) bases, Coast Guard installations and remote border islands are defined as vigilance zones. But the base policy also designates nuclear power plants and airports adjacent to and used by the SDF. If the government investigation reveals activities that impede or interfere with the operation of an essential facility, it will issue a recommendation or a cessation order. Criminal penalties can be applied if a landlord fails to comply with an order.

What are the obstacles

Although the regulatory act does not list what constitutes an impediment, the basic policy identifies several, such as:

  • build structures that interfere with SDF aircraft take-off and landing and radar operations;
  • laser beams or emitting radio waves that interfere with the operation of the installation;
  • the accumulation of sediments that may impede the use of the installation due to runoff.

On the other hand, it also specifies the actions that are exempt:

  • live in a residence with a view of the establishment’s park;
  • set up a warehouse or other facility of similar height to a residence, and
  • hold gatherings on private property around the facility.

The Cabinet Office approved the basic policy at its July meeting. Further details related to the full implementation of the new land use law are expected from Cabinet when the law comes into full force at the end of September. Over the next 2-3 years, the government will be zoning and surveying areas around the 600-700 significant facilities identified so far.

Examples of purchases of land around sensitive installations whose financing was located in China. (©Sankei)

No violation of trade rules

As the acquisition of land by foreign capital, including China, continues, the government is finally preparing to deal with security threats by fully implementing the new land use law. However, the law does not address the regulation of land sales and purchases. Other developed countries have halted foreign real estate acquisitions, and in Japan more effort is needed.

Acquisition of land by foreign capital has long been a problem. For example, concerns have been raised in Hokkaido, where Chinese capital has been behind the acquisition of land near the new Chitose airport, where the Japan Air Self-Defense Force also operates. Other areas of concern have included sales of large areas in mountain forests with water resources.

In another case, South Korean capital was found to be behind the purchase of land adjacent to the SDF sea base in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture.

Regulatory law should address these concerns, but its effectiveness is questionable.

When the law was debated, lawmakers from the opposition Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito Party all expressed concern that it could curtail private rights and slow economic activity. Accordingly, the law will only limit the “use” of the land but not restrict its actual ownership.

This is why the government has taken the trouble to list in this basic policy the acts that do not fall into the category of “impediments” to be regulated.

How it compares

The purchase of real estate near military installations by foreign capital in the United States is subject to review, and the President has the authority to suspend any transactions of concern. In South Korea and Australia, the acquisition of real estate by foreigners near military installations is also subject to prior authorization and notification requirements.

The security environment surrounding Japan, including the situation in Taiwan, is becoming increasingly sensitive. Moreover, there are fears that the current depreciation of the yen could increase the appetite of foreign investors to acquire more real estate in Japan.

A government official said, “This law is a first step in promoting understanding of the need to protect the territory of the nation.” However, more effective measures, including stricter regulations, are urgently needed.

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Cyber ​​Law Curriculum, National Security Law Adds New Courses – The GW Hatchet https://antinationale.org/cyber-law-curriculum-national-security-law-adds-new-courses-the-gw-hatchet/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:57:06 +0000 https://antinationale.org/cyber-law-curriculum-national-security-law-adds-new-courses-the-gw-hatchet/ GW Law will offer three courses later this academic year as part of the continued expansion of a law program providing professionals with expertise in cybersecurity and national security law through new courses and degree options virtual. Lisa Schenck, who was appointed the first associate dean of the national security, cybersecurity and foreign relations law […]]]>

GW Law will offer three courses later this academic year as part of the continued expansion of a law program providing professionals with expertise in cybersecurity and national security law through new courses and degree options virtual.

Lisa Schenck, who was appointed the first associate dean of the national security, cybersecurity and foreign relations law program last fall said officials will launch the professional responsibility and ethics course this spring, while the law seminar Privacy and Global Conflict and Cybersecurity: Risk Management and Incident Response courses are up for approval next semester. She said officials had expanded the program through nearly 20 new courses, a Master of Laws and Master of Law Studies, which in recent years have trained professionals at the intersection of cybersecurity law and security. national security.

Marking a significant increase in courses, Schenck said the program now includes more than 60 courses on “cutting edge issues” in national security law, such as artificial intelligence, compared to 2018, when the specialization in National Security and Cybersecurity at the law school only offered 12 courses.

“GW Law has broadened its curricular focus to ensure that our courses address both cybersecurity of critical government infrastructure as well as data privacy and cybersecurity issues of personal data,” Schenck said in an email.

Schenck said the program’s master of laws degrees allow lawyers to gain expertise in “highly marketable” areas of cybersecurity or foreign relations law, such as information privacy and counterintelligence. She said that the master of law studies program degrees are for people who didn’t go to law school and don’t want to become lawyers but have careers that would benefit from data security expertise.

The program’s Master of Laws degree is part of the law school’s general Master of Laws degree program, which was launched in the fall of 2018.

“With their MSL and LL.M. degrees, they learn how to protect critical government infrastructure and data through well-written government policies and regulatory standards,” she said.

Schenck said the program’s LLM and LLM in National Security and Cybersecurity Law are both available virtually, so students who work full-time or don’t live in DC can still access the program. .

She said law school officials have expanded the curriculum to include courses that address the impact of cybersecurity issues on both government infrastructure and ordinary people, such as the Security Surveillance Act. foreign intelligence. Classes which educates students on the issues of balancing national security interests and the privacy rights of American citizens.

“Increasing vulnerabilities from physical and cyber threats and the increased connectivity of the world through the use of modern technology and cyberspace have created the need for in-depth study of cybersecurity legislation and regulation that protects our critical cyber infrastructure,” she said.

Lindsay Rodman, a visiting associate professor of law and a member of the National Security, Cybersecurity and Foreign Relations Law program, said law school officials have expanded the program over the past four years in response to the increase in the number of professionals who “demand” for programs that can advance their legal knowledge.

“There has just been a real growth among professionals, in particular, trying to improve themselves, to improve their credentials, to return to academia and to benefit from the knowledge that is produced within the institution”, she said.

Rodman said the program’s DC location provides students with connections to law school alumni and adjunct faculty members who are deeply involved in national security-related work.

“Adjunct professors are the people who do this day in and day out and then come and teach GW law students what the issues are today,” she said. “This is not an academic notion of what today’s problems might be, but what they actually face on a day-to-day basis.”

She said the law school’s local relationships with national security professionals enabled the success of its post-9/11 national security law programs. catalysis expansion of the field over the past 20 years.

Rodman said legal professionals would benefit from better training on national security issues and the legal strategies used to combat them. She said many current national security issues — like foreign cyberattacks — are “new” because they are constantly evolving.

“Lawyers have historically complicated the law in order to maintain our monopoly on the ability to practice law and understand it, and that doesn’t really serve us, the public, other people,” she said. “Better legal literacy across the country and practitioners in all fields is better for everyone.

Michael Bailey, president of the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said the law school’s expansion of the program will help the law “catch up” with developments in modern technology over the past 20 years. like the growth of the Internet and the cybersecurity issues they have created.

“If you want to engage in transformative change like the kind of change we see in technology now in our everyday society, the legal profession is going to have to change alongside it,” he said.

Bailey said legal professionals should create more regulations to govern individuals’ and people’s and businesses’ access to private information to adapt the law to address cybersecurity issues.

“We live in a world where the privacy of your information, your mailing address, your credit card information, things that could be stolen, but also just your location can have incredibly profound effects on your daily life,” he said. he declared. .

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National Security Council declares NATFORCE illegal https://antinationale.org/national-security-council-declares-natforce-illegal/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:30:33 +0000 https://antinationale.org/national-security-council-declares-natforce-illegal/ The National Security Council (NSC) has declared the National Task Force on the Interdiction of the Illegal Importation/Smuggling of Weapons, Ammunition, Small Arms, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism ( NATFORCE). Home Minister Rauf Aregbesola revealed this to State House correspondents after a Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja […]]]>

The National Security Council (NSC) has declared the National Task Force on the Interdiction of the Illegal Importation/Smuggling of Weapons, Ammunition, Small Arms, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism ( NATFORCE).

Home Minister Rauf Aregbesola revealed this to State House correspondents after a Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.

He advised the NATFORCE leadership to disband with immediate effect or risk being forcibly disbanded by security agencies.

Recall that the Senate had enacted the bill creating the Taskforce in July, while the House of Representatives is expected to adopt its version when it resumes in September 2022.

Aregbesola also said that the investigation into the attack on Kuje correctional facility by gunmen was still ongoing.

He said the council had received reports from all department heads and the inspector general of police, adding that the council chaired by President Buhari was “very satisfied” with the performance of all security agencies and that the country was entering the consolidation phase.

He said the council also commended the police for their performance in the Anambra, Ekiti and Osun governorate elections.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingiyadi, assured that it was other negotiators involved in the negotiations with the kidnappers of the passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train, insisting that the arrest of Tukur Mamu will not stop the negotiations.

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Beacon Global Strategies expands by adding four national security professionals to its growing team https://antinationale.org/beacon-global-strategies-expands-by-adding-four-national-security-professionals-to-its-growing-team/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:17:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/beacon-global-strategies-expands-by-adding-four-national-security-professionals-to-its-growing-team/ WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Beacon Global Strategies (BGS), a leading strategic advisory firm specializing in global public policy, public procurement and geopolitical risk analysis, announced four new members to its team. in full growth. Mr. Glenn Gerstell, lieutenant general Michael S. Green (US Marine Corps, retired), Mr. Paul Kilbride and M. Louis […]]]>

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Beacon Global Strategies (BGS), a leading strategic advisory firm specializing in global public policy, public procurement and geopolitical risk analysis, announced four new members to its team. in full growth. Mr. Glenn Gerstell, lieutenant general Michael S. Green (US Marine Corps, retired), Mr. Paul Kilbride and M. Louis Lauter will bring more depth and breadth to Beacon’s leading practices in helping companies navigate national security decision-making and emerging trends for disruptive technologies.

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“BGS is constantly striving to provide the highest quality services to its clients, and that requires working alongside people with the deepest experience in the areas most relevant to our diverse client base,” said Andre Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of BGS. “We are thrilled to welcome these accomplished individuals who epitomize this effort. Their strategic insights and unique perspectives are already making a real difference for our clients, and we feel fortunate to add them to our ever-growing team of elite leaders. .”

Glenn S. Gerstell joins BGS as Senior Advisor. Prior to joining BGS, Mr. Gerstell served as general counsel for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Security Service (CSS) from 2015 to 2020. He has written and spoken extensively on issues at the intersection of technology and national security. Prior to joining the NSA, Mr. Gerstell practiced law for nearly 40 years with the international law firm Milbank, LLP, where he focused on the global telecommunications industry, and served as Managing Partner of firm law firm. washington d.c., Singaporeand hong kong desks. Mr. Gerstell has served on the Presidential Advisory Council on National Infrastructure, which reports to the President and Secretary of Homeland Security on security threats to national infrastructure, as well as the District Homeland Security Commission of Columbia. Earlier in his career, he was assistant professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and New York Law School. Graduated from New York University and Colombia University School of Law, Mr. Gerstell is Senior Advisor (non-resident) of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), serves on the committee on the future of encryption for the National Academies of Sciences, the engineering and medicine and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.

lieutenant general Michael S. Green joins BGS as Senior Advisor and will support National Security Technology practice. Gen. Groen (US Marine Corps, Ret.) served more than 36 years in the US military, culminating his career as director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), where he led combat process transformation and departments of the United States thanks to the integration of Artificial Intelligence. Prior to his role at the JAIC, he served in the intelligence community through multiple postings. He served in the National Security Agency, overseeing computer network operations, and as Director of Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence (JSJ2), working closely with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Major, the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and senior departmental leaders. He is an experienced naval commander and multi-toured combat veteran. General Groen graduated from Calvin Collegeand earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from the Naval Graduate School.

Paul Kilbride joins BGS as Vice President. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Kilbride served as a professional staff member for the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee – Defense Subcommittee (HAC-D). In this role, he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA), the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, and the Military Intelligence Program (MIP). Prior to joining HAC-D, Mr. Kilbride served as a Senior Program Examiner in the Intelligence Programs Directorate of the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at House White. From 2012 to 2018, he oversaw all aspects of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) budget and, prior to that, was responsible for oversight of the DIA and MIP. Mr. Kilbride began his public service career at OMB in 2008 with the Directorate of Homeland Security, where he oversaw the Federal Emergency Management Agency – to include disaster response, preparation and continuity of government activities. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and earned her Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School.

Louis Lauter joins BGS as Vice President. Mr. Lauter joins BGS from the position of Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, where he advised the Secretary of Defense on all legislative matters, supported the confirmation of political appointments, and managed the engagement of the Congress across the Department of Defense. Previously, Mr. Lauter served in the Obama administration in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs from 2015 to 2017 as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs and Team Leader for acquisitions, technology and logistics. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he served as vice president for congressional and government affairs at CSIS, where he led the think tank’s outreach to Congress. Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Lauter worked for Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) then for Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) where he led the congressman’s work on the House Armed Services Committee and the U.S.-China Task Force. Mr. Lauter is a senior associate (non-resident) at CSIS. He holds a master’s degree in international public policy from the University Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington. Mr. Lauter received both the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.

About Beacon Global Strategies

Founded in 2013, Beacon Global Strategies is a leading strategic advisory firm, with more than 70 staff and expert advisors, providing clients with a deep understanding of national security decision-making to advance objectives and resolve the problems in Washington and abroad. The Beacon team brings informed experience from years of service at the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, CIA, Department of Justice, Capitol Hill, and in the private sector.

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National Security Agency: Bulgaria is an object of systematic interest for intelligence – Novinite.com https://antinationale.org/national-security-agency-bulgaria-is-an-object-of-systematic-interest-for-intelligence-novinite-com/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 11:08:10 +0000 https://antinationale.org/national-security-agency-bulgaria-is-an-object-of-systematic-interest-for-intelligence-novinite-com/ Bulgaria continues to be subject to systematic checks intelligence interest. This is according to a report by the State Agency for National Security (WITHOUT) for the past year, reported the BNR. WITHOUT points out that the activities of a group of Bulgarians who spied for Russia, as well as Russian citizens linked to Russian special […]]]>

Bulgaria continues to be subject to systematic checks intelligence interest. This is according to a report by the State Agency for National Security (WITHOUT) for the past year, reported the BNR.

WITHOUT points out that the activities of a group of Bulgarians who spied for Russia, as well as Russian citizens linked to Russian special services, have been stopped.

In order to counter the possibility of terrorists infiltrating our country, the National Security Agency carries out round-the-clock inspections of border authorities’ signals to match them with profiles created in the system developed for the identification of combatants foreigners on the move. In 2021, 6,208 such inspections were carried out, due to the fact that people in this risk category are not allowed to cross our territory“, specifies the published report.

As a member of the EU and NATO, our country remains the object of intelligence interest. In 2021, it mainly targets: the policy and commitments of our country as a member of NATO and the EU; specifics of individual bilateral relations; the ongoing processes in the “Security” sector, including the rearmament and modernization of the Bulgarian army; processes and topics in the domestic political sphere, especially in the context of multiple elections in 2021; processes in the economic and social field; processes and feelings in individual communities Bulgaria; the current state of Bulgarian communities abroad, etc..,” the WITHOUT reports the report.

In accordance with the national priorities of their own governments, foreign special services continue to engage in export actions to Bulgaria internal issues specific to the respective country“, according to the report published on the page of the Council of Ministers.

As more significant results in the fight against risks and threats related to the activity of foreign special services in 2021, the following can be indicated:

– to intercept the activities of a group of Bulgarian citizens who have deliberately and consciously placed themselves at the service of the Russian Federation in order to serve it, as spies. Five people have been arrested in this case. Charges have been brought by the District Attorney’s Office of Bulgaria in pre-trial proceedings under s. 109 in connection with art. 104, para. 1 of the Criminal Code (PC). In connection with this affair, two Russian diplomats were declared persona non grata by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria;

– to intercept the activities of Russian citizens involved in the activities of Russian special services on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. In this case, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria initiated pre-trial proceedings under s. 108a of the Penal Code (“terrorism”), under which a Russian diplomat was declared persona non grata by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria;

– to intercept the activity of a Bulgarian citizen who entered the service of a foreign special service. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria initiated pre-trial proceedings under s. 105, para. 1 of the Criminal Code (“espionage”);

– inclusion in the table of aliens not wanted in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria (Art. 21a para. 1 Aliens Act in the Republic of Bulgaria in connection with art. 1, para. 1, point 1) of 1 foreign citizen with a ban on entry to our country for a period of 10 years due to an activity creating a threat to national security.

The report also mentions a threefold increase in migratory pressure towards Bulgaria compared to a year earlier.

The report on the activities of WITHOUT has already been approved by the government and uploaded to the Council of Ministers website.

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