• Johnson says can square Huawei 5G role with security concerns
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    Johnson says can square Huawei 5G role with security concerns

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday insisted the UK can have technological progress while preserving national security, as he prepared to approve a role for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in developing its 5G telecoms network despite strong US opposition. Johnson spoke after US Secretary of

  • Britain seeks Huawei 'solution' as U.S. pressure mounts
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    Britain seeks Huawei 'solution' as U.S. pressure mounts

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the use of equipment made by China's Huawei in Britain's future 5G mobile network. Johnson is under pressure from the United States to block Huawei because of concerns that access to the 5G network

  • As Britain decides, Europe grapples with Huawei conundrum
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    As Britain decides, Europe grapples with Huawei conundrum

    Britain's decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time, with debate raging in European capitals over the security implications of reliance on Chinese technology. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's preference for applying the same

  • Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Launches dot.LA to Cover LA Tech and Startup Scene
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    Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Launches dot.LA to Cover LA Tech and Startup Scene

    Former Zillow and Hotwire CEO Spencer Rascoff on Monday launched dot.LA, a new news and events company chronicling Los Angeles’ tech and startup scene.The site, led by L.A. Times veteran Joe Bel Bruno as editor-in-chief, has a reporting staff of seven with experience at the Wall Street Journal, the Associated

  • UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications
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    UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

    Britain faces a crucial choice on Tuesday over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks. Britain's National Security Council is poised to decide whether to allow Huawei to build parts of its new high speed cellular network known as 5G, an infrastructure

  • Vine makes a comeback as Byte
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    Vine makes a comeback as Byte

    Three years after shutting down, Vine was resurrected this past weekend as a new six-second video service called Byte. Despite Vine's popularity over the four years it was operational, the brief video clip-sharing application was shut down in early 2017. The platform's demise saddened a significant

  • British PM on Huawei: We will do 5G without hurting security
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    British PM on Huawei: We will do 5G without hurting security

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would make a decision on Huawei's role in Britain's future 5G network that would give Britons the benefits of the new technology without compromising national security. Johnson is due to meet senior government ministers on Tuesday to decide whether

  • GM to invest $2.2 billion at Detroit factory to make electric trucks, SUVs
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    GM to invest $2.2 billion at Detroit factory to make electric trucks, SUVs

    The company said its first electric truck will be a pickup, whose production will begin late next year and will be followed by a self-driving vehicle, Cruise Origin. GM last week https://reut.rs/30V6MfE unveiled a prototype of a driverless vehicle for ride-sharing service. Reuters had reported last

  • Sprint loses fewer subscribers than expected on cheaper phone plans
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    Sprint loses fewer subscribers than expected on cheaper phone plans

    The company said it lost 115,000 postpaid phone subscribers during the quarter ended Dec 31. Analysts were expecting a net loss of 160,000 subscribers, according to research firm FactSet. Sprint, the fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscribers, is facing a multi-state lawsuit against its $26

  • Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks - sources
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    Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks - sources

    Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organisations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said. The hackers have attacked at least 30 organisations, including government

  • Motorola Razr available for pre-order, display ‘bumps and lumps' normal
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    Motorola Razr available for pre-order, display ‘bumps and lumps' normal

    Over the weekend, Motorola opened up pre-orders in the US for the 2020 iteration of the nostalgic flip phone Razr that ruled the early 2000s; instead of sporting the model's iconic dial pad on the half of the device below the hinge, however, there is now a touchscreen that spans all the way to the

  • Jailed Portuguese hacker is 'whistleblower' behind Luanda Leaks - lawyers
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    Jailed Portuguese hacker is 'whistleblower' behind Luanda Leaks - lawyers

    A Portuguese hacker has taken responsibility for disclosing hundreds of thousands of files revealing how billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, built her vast business empire, his lawyers said on Monday. The hacker, Rui Pinto, 31, is already awaiting trial in a Lisbon

  • Samsung reveals Malaysian price for Galaxy Note 10 Lite
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    Samsung reveals Malaysian price for Galaxy Note 10 Lite

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 ― Samsung’s “budget” Galaxy Note 10 is coming to Malaysia very soon. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, it offers a large screen, a big battery, a productive...

  • U.S. state AGs, Justice Department officials to meet and coordinate on Google probe: sources
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    U.S. state AGs, Justice Department officials to meet and coordinate on Google probe: sources

    The probes revolve around monopolistic behavior that may harm consumers through Google's control of online advertising markets and search traffic. The Wall Street Journal had first reported about the meeting and said it could eventually lead the Justice Department and state attorneys general to

  • WeWork inks office space deal with SoftBank-backed Gympass: sources
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    WeWork inks office space deal with SoftBank-backed Gympass: sources

    WeWork has signed a deal to provide space to 250 employees of gym membership app company Gympass in New York, the latest example of the U.S. office-sharing start-up's majority owner, SoftBank Group Corp, using its connections to buoy its business, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • Tesla's Musk seeks to allay water concerns at factory site after protests
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    Tesla's Musk seeks to allay water concerns at factory site after protests

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk sought to allay environmental concerns about the electric carmaker's planned factory in Germany, saying the plant would use less water than was estimated originally. The U.S. company had said in planning documents that the factory would need 372 cubic meters of water

  • Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats
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    Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

    It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the

  • UAE tech ambitions tarnished by internet restrictions
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    UAE tech ambitions tarnished by internet restrictions

    With its ultra-modern infrastructure and hyper-connected services, the United Arab Emirates is an emerging technology power, but a scandal surrounding a popular messaging application has highlighted tight controls on the internet. The oil-rich country has invested billions in new technologies and artificial

  • Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced
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    Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced

    Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Saturday displayed its pickup truck and SUV at an event in San Francisco's Bay Area and said that when their prices are unveiled soon they will be lower than has been previously announced. Rivian founder and chief executive R.J. Scaringe told Reuters the mid-range

  • Indian government ends internet blackout in restive Kashmir
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    Indian government ends internet blackout in restive Kashmir

    Indian authorities on Saturday restored internet in Indian Kashmir after a five-and-a half-month blackout but maintained a block on social media sites. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government imposed a communications blackout in early August when it stripped the portion of Kashmir it controls

  • French central banker says digital currency cannot be private
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    French central banker says digital currency cannot be private

    Digital currency could be useful as cash transactions dwindle in some countries but central banks should be in charge of issuing it, not private companies, Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Saturday. Spurred by the rise of cryptocurrencies and Facebook's plans to launch

  • US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year
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    US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Saturday that Britain and America would be able to conclude a trade deal this year, despite lingering disagreements on a digital services tax and whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of a new high-speed mobile network. Huawei is

  • Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media
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    Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

    Limited mobile data services and internet will be temporarily restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, ending nearly a six month communications lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew the Muslim majority region's autonomy. Access will be limited to about 300 "whitelisted"

  • The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target
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    The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

    You may not think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures — could still be vulnerable to an attack similar to one the Amazon founder and Washington Post

  • Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House
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    Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role in the country's future 5G network. "The two leaders discussed important regional and