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Day: December 28, 2018

White House Mulls New Year Executive Order to Bar Huawei, ZTE Purchases

President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies Cos […]

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Outcry as Instagram Tries Horizontal Scrolling

Instagram has apologised after a test feature was accidentally rolled out to millions of people using its app. The change meant moving through a feed had to be done by swiping horizontally rather than vertically. Almost as soon as the change was made, users took to Twitter to complain and demand the return of the […]

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Tech Became ‘Darker and More Muddy’ in 2018

Data abuse has “darkened” technology’s potential, the EU’s Competition Commissioner has warned. In an interview for the BBC’s Today programme, Margrethe Vestager criticised the tech giants for misusing data and failing to respect citizens’ rights. New EU rules governing what could be done with data provided some protection, she said. But she added that the […]

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Foxconn to Begin Assembling Top-End Apple iPhones in India in 2019

Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices […]

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Musk Seeks to Dismiss ‘Pedo’ Defamation Claim

Elon Musk is seeking to dismiss a defamation claim by saying that “over-the-top” paedophilia claims he tweeted should not be taken seriously. He is being sued by Vern Unsworth, who aided the rescue of 12 boys from Thailand’s Tham Luang caves. The two clashed over how to free the boys in an exchange that led […]

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