I have been following the BOC meetings and what is being voted on, and am curious as to why on earth we (DeKalb County as a whole) will be purchasing apple computers, or anything Apple has:
2018 2652 Commission District(s): All
CO Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 1070267 for Technology Solutions with Related Equipment and Accessories: for the Department of Innovation and Technology (IT) to be used by various County departments. Consists of the purchase of Apple computer hardware, tablets peripherals, printers, network gear and other approved software. Awarded to CDW Government, LLC. Amount Not To Exceed: $1,000,000.00.
(10/2/18 Committee of the Whole: Accepted to the BOC agenda and assigned to the OPS County Operations)
(10/9/18 OPS County Operations: recommended for approval. to the Board of Commissioners)
(10/9/18 Board of Commissioners: deferred for 2 weeks to the OPS County Operations)
2018 2657 Commission District(s): ALL
RFP Request for Proposals No. 18 500488: Landscape Maintenance Services
I realize that not everyone on earth knows that Apple is in bed with the Chinese, but I contacted someone already about China/Apple and see that no one cares. No one cares that because of the hack of Hillary Clinton’s personal emails resulted in the deaths of over 20 US personnel in China. Why was the hack possible? Because of the China/Apple collusion. It may not have been in mainstream news, but it is found through research. Just like the following:
Where the discussion of how China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers. Apple has been working with China for some time now, even Bloomburg is aware of the collusion.
A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new Bloomberg report.
The tiny chips, as small as the tip of a sharpened pencil and designed to be undetectable without specialist equipment, were implanted on to the motherboards of servers on the production line in China, the report in Bloomberg Businessweek said.
Although there has been denial of anything of the sort, the fact remains that even after the allegations, nevertheless, it was also reported on the following sites: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-china-surveillance-20181004-story.html
Bloomberg said the denials were countered by testimony from “six current and former national security officials” as well as insiders at both Apple and Amazon who had detailed the investigation and its aftermath.
Explosive Report Details Chinese Infiltration Of Apple, Amazon And The CIA
by Tyler Durden
Thu, 10/04/2018 – 18:34
One week ago, President Trump stood up at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council and accused China of attempting to tamper with US elections – mimicking some of the same allegations that had first been levied against Russia nearly two years prior. In his speech, Trump claimed that China was working to undermine Republicans, and even the president himself, warning that “it’s not just Russia, it’s China and Russia.” While the media largely shrugged off this proclamation as more presidential bombast probably inspired by the burgeoning US-China trade beef, the administration continued to insist that it was taking a harder line against Chinese efforts to subvert American companies to aide the Communist Party’s sprawling intelligence apparatus. As if to underline Trump’s point, the FBI had arrested a Taiwanese national in Chicago the day before Trump’s speech, accusing the 27-year-old suspect of trying to help China flip eight defense contractors who could have provided crucial intelligence on sensitive defense-related technology.
But in a game-changing report published Thursday morning, Bloomberg Businessweek exposed a sprawling multi-year investigation into China’s infiltration of US corporate and defense infrastructure. Most notably, it confirmed that, in addition to efforts designed to sway US elections, China’s intelligence community orchestrated a pervasive infiltration of servers used to power everything from MRI machines to the drones used by the CIA and army. They accomplished this using a tiny microchip no bigger than a grain of rice.
BBG published the report just hours before Vice President Mike Pence was expected to “string together a narrative of Chinese aggression” during a speech at the Hudson Institute in Washington. According to excerpts leaked to the New York Times, his speech was expected to focus on examples of China’s “aggressive moves against American warships, of predatory behavior against their neighbors, and of a sophisticated influence campaign to tilt the midterms and 2020 elections against President Trump”. His speech is also expected to focus on how China leverages debt and its capital markets to force foreign governments to submit to its will (something that has happened in Bangladesh and the Czech Republic.
So, do we (DeKalb County Residents and Voters) really want to buy Apple computers, or anything else Apple? Rumor has it that Apple is moving all of its operations to China. Rather than dig up the articles about that, I will close with what I have given you this far to think about.
Since the last time I emailed someone about this very subject, and apparently no one cared, I send it to you, my Commissioner. I personally disagree with being found in bed with Red (China).