US officials are reportedly trying to block an 8,000-mile Google and Facebook-backed undersea cable to China on national-security grounds https://www.businessinsider.com/us-of… An 8,000-mile undersea cable connecting Los Angeles to Hong Kong is at risk of being abandoned over national-security threats, The Wall Street Journal reported. A multiagency panel led by the Justice Department, known as Team Telecom, has raised objections to the cable, which is nearing completion, The Journal said. The cable would provide faster internet to both the US and China, The Journal said. Team Telecom’s reported opposition highlights the ongoing heightened fear among Americans over possible threats posed by China to US national security. The project is being backed by Google, Facebook, and a private Chinese telecommunications company called Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group Co., The Journal reported. Dr. Peng is the fourth-largest telecom company in China. Among Team Telecom’s concerns are Dr. Peng’s ties to the Chinese government and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong against Beijing’s increasing efforts to integrate the semiautonomous hub with the mainland. Linking the US mainland to Hong Kong could also give US companies greater access to other growing markets in Asia, such as the Philippines and Malaysia. Team Telecom has approved cable projects in the past — including those involving state-owned Chinese telecom companies — if the companies in charge can show they have taken enough steps to stop foreign governments from blocking or tapping traffic through the cables, The Journal reported. What You Should Know About Facebook’s New Currency https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolema… In an effort that Facebook is saying will transform the way we exchange money, they are releasing a cryptocurrency called Libra calling it a “new global currency powered by blockchain technology” and will launch in 2020. Bible verses Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.