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Parliament Watch: China and its apps dominate technology discussion in Week 1

China, China and more China. Our north-eastern neighbour was on the minds of everyone in Parliament this week. Discussions on technological matters were dominated by China: app bans, Chinese surveillance, concerns about Huawei and ZTE and so on. In all that hullaballoo, one member — Congress’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury — even called for India to have its own internet firewall as protection against China! Meanwhile, the government made some interesting, albeit confusing move...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, Uber, News, Congress, China, India, Digital, BJP, Social Security, Union, Bill, Parliament, Huawei, Telemedicine


Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

By STAN CHOE | AP Business Writer NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a US company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns. The announcement comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok fans to use th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Politics, New York, Texas, Technology, News, Instagram, China, US, Walmart, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, United States, Commerce


President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
Tags: TC, Texas, Technology, Instagram, White House, China, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Companies, Software, United States, Telecommunications, Aclu, President


11 things you can do to stop being manipulated by your phone, according to the tech experts on Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma'

Netflix's "The Social Dilemma." Netflix Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" explores our deeply-entrenched societal addiction to social media and what large tech firms stand to gain from our engagement on the platforms.  The film has been among the most-watched programs since it was released on the service on September 9 and features commentary from top industry figures and critics. The docudrama is sobering to watch, but the credit reel features tips and tricks on how to cut down on phone ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Social Networks, Youtube, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Features, Netflix, Innovation, New Orleans


Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s potentially broader Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app, WeChat, it has sent out letters to U.S. gaming companies like Epic Games, Riot Games, and others about their data-securit...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Commerce, Aclu, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Huawei, Ross


Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app, WeChat, it has sent out letters to U.S. gaming companies like Epic Games, Riot Games, and others about their data-securit...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Commerce, Aclu, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Huawei, Ross


Canada abandons free trade talks with China: minister

Canada has walked away from free trade talks with China amid soured relations over a Huawei executive's arrest and the detention of two Canadians in apparent retaliation, foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a newspaper interview Friday.
Tags: News, China, Canada, Huawei, Francois Philippe Champagne


US bans TikTok, starting with downloads on Sunday, Sept. 20

By MATT OTT | Associated Press The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns. A total ban on the use of TikTok will follow on Nov. 12, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said early Friday on Fox Business Network that access to that app may be possible if certain safeguards are put into place. “At the President’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat Chi...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, California, China, US, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Oracle, Fox Business Network, Ross, Trump


DoT committee recommends that BSNL 4G core be Indian, with source code audits: Report

A Department of Telecommunications-constituted committee has said that BSNL’s 4G network should be built by Indian companies and be subject to source code audits, the Economic Times reported. BSNL, which does not offer 4G nearly anywhere, had a tender for its 4G infrastructure cancelled in the aftermath of the Indo-Chinese border skirmishes, and a newer version is reportedly in the works that would make Chinese telecom gear makers like Huawei and ZTE ineligible. This report comes a day after the...
Tags: Travel, News, China, 4G, Huawei, ZTE, Committee, Economic Times, Madras, Kanpur, BSNL, MTNL, Department of Telecommunications, ITI Limited The committee


More than half of BSNL equipment acquired from Huawei, ZTE

More than half of state-run BSNL’s telecom equipment is from Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) revealed in Parliament on Thursday. Additionally, more than 10% of all of state-owned MTNL’s — to be merged with BSNL — network equipment comes from Chinese manufacturers, though it’s unclear whether these manufacturers include ZTE or Huawei. Huawei and ZTE have been under the scanner in India, given long-standing Indo-China tensions. Altho...
Tags: Travel, News, Fcc, China, India, BJP, US, Iran, Parliament, Department Of Justice, Huawei, ZTE, 5g, Ministry of Home Affairs, US Federal Communications Commission FCC, Parliamentary Committee


Video encoders using Huawei chips have backdoors and bad bugs – and Chinese giant says it's not to blame

Telecom kit maker points finger in the general direction of Middle Kingdom's complicated supply chain Hardware video encoders from multiple suppliers contain several critical security bugs that allow a remote unauthenticated miscreant to run arbitrary code on the equipment.…
Tags: Software, Telecom, Huawei, Middle Kingdom


China tops 110 million 5G users in less than a year

Over 110 million users in China have signed up for 5G plans, announced president of the China Academy for Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a think tank under the telecoms watchdog Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at an industry event on Wednesday. That makes China the largest 5G market in terms of user size, the think tank president said. The milestone came in less than a year after China’s top carriers rolled out  5G plans for consumers, and just over a year af...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, Tech, Huawei, 5g, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology


China Says TikTok Sale Shows US 'Economic Bullying'

A senior Chinese official accused the U.S., which forced the sale of TikTok on national security grounds, of "economic bullying," while lambasting European Union restrictions on Huawei Technologies, in comments highlighting Beijing's increasing assertiveness against what it sees as unfair treatment from Western governments. From a report: "What has happened with TikTok in the United States is a typical act of coercive possession," the head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, Zhang Ming, said. "Som...
Tags: Washington, China, Tech, Bloomberg, European Union, Beijing, United States, Donald Trump, Huawei, Oracle, Zhang, Treasury Department, Huawei Technologies, Bytedance, TikTok Sale Shows US Economic Bullying, Chinese Mission


The cofounder of Arm is trying to block the chip design firm's $40 billion sale to Nvidia, saying it would 'destroy' its business model while making the UK 'collateral damage' in US-China tensions

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang acquired Arm in a $40 billion deal with Softbank. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Hermann Hauser, the cofounder of chip designer Arm, wrote a letter to the UK Prime Minister urging him to block Nvidia from buying the firm from Softbank in a $40 billion deal. Nvidia's acquisition of Arm could 'destroy' the firm's business model, may force hundreds of its customers across the globe to contend with strict US trade laws, and cause UK-based Arm employees could lose thei...
Tags: Apple, UK, Enterprise, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Britain, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Switzerland, Nvidia, Huawei, ARM, Britian, Nordic


Calls for UK ban on all Chinese data firms after leak reveals 40,000 Britons in intelligence files

No Chinese company dealing with data should be allowed to operate in the UK, a senior Conservative MP has said, following revelations that a firm has collected intelligence on 40,000 people in Britain. Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader, said all Chinese internet and data companies should be ejected from the UK to protect British citizens' cyber security. "The government should automatically ban any Chinese owned companies that are involved in the internet or the use of data,” he ...
Tags: UK, News, China, Conservative, Beijing, Britain, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Iain Duncan Smith, Parliament, Huawei, Wight, Iain, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Seely, Tugendhat


TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

By Matt O’Brien and Tali Arbel | The Associated Press Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider,” beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S. Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said she was confirming remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told CNBC on Monday that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, submitted its proposal to the U.S....
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, California, White House, China, Disney, US, Walmart, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, United States, Larry Ellison, Treasury


Huawei’s Harmony OS is coming to smartphones, with code release promised for October 2021 (OSNews)

Huawei has been in a tight spot in the past couple of years, and their situation keeps getting tighter. But the Chinese giant has no intention of going anywhere, at least not without putting up a good fight. Last year, at HDC 2019, Huawei had announced its own first-party operating system, Harmony OS, showing off an important piece of its vision for the future. Harmony OS was shown off first on the Honor Vision Smart TV, and Huawei remained committed to Android at the time for its smartphone nee...
Tags: News, Huawei, Thom Holwerda, HDC


Huawei Closing Enterprise Hardware Division In the UK

schwit1 shares a report from TechRadar: Huawei has announced a series of layoffs in the UK as the company is forced to alter its corporate strategy in the face of further bans and restrictions. The Chinese giant is set to pull sales all of its Enterprise hardware lines, including all servers, storage and networking switches from the UK. The news means severe job cuts across Huawei's Enterprise hardware divisions in the UK as the company faces yet more challenges, despite pledges to remain in the...
Tags: UK, Tech, Huawei, Huawei Closing Enterprise Hardware, Huawei s Enterprise


The one before Harmony? Huawei pushes out EMUI 11, running on Android 10

Android skin has some worthwhile updates, despite software lag Huawei has claimed to be prepping its Android-challenging homegrown mobile operating system, but still has to look after its existing smartphone customers.…
Tags: Software, Huawei, EMUI


A long-term tech investor says he is 'uber bullish' but won't buy until the Nasdaq falls 20%

Skye Gould/Business Insider Investor Paul Meeks said the Nasdaq will have to fall 20% before he buys tech stocks. He told CNBC's "Trading Nation" Thursday he is "uber bullish" on tech but is concerned about valuations.The Nasdaq is down 5% week-on-week after last week's tech sell off added selling pressure this week. He said faltering US-China tensions, and the US election could add renewed weakness to tech stocks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The Nasdaq will have to ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, US, Trends, Tesla, Merrill Lynch, Berkshire Hathaway, Electric, Donald Trump, Huawei, Nasdaq, Cnbc, Trump, Meeks, Stifel, US China


Entity list? Pah! Huawei rolls out updated laptops, including a pricey i7 ultrabook

And there you were thinking the annual developer conference was all about software It wasn't just software that hogged the limelight at Huawei's annual developer conference, the embattled Chinese company's PC hardware got a fresh lick of paint too.…
Tags: Software, Huawei, Pah Huawei


Huawei’s Petal Search blossoms into a Google Search competitor

Huawei has announced its Petal Search service will evolve from a way to find apps on your new phone into a full search engine to replace Google Search.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Huawei


FreeBuds Pro, les AirPods Pro de Huawei Arrivent (video)

Source : FreeBuds Pro, les AirPods Pro de Huawei Arrivent (video) MaxiApple.com Après le succès mitigé de ses clones des AirPods, Huawei va commercialiser les FreeBuds Pro, sa nouvelle alternative aux écouteurs sans fil AirPods Pro, dont elle ne reprend presque que l’apparence… Ecouteur FreeBuds Pro par Huawei L’entreprise chinoise continue à surfer sur la vague AirPod  – même si elle n’est pas la seule – en […] The post FreeBuds Pro, les AirPods Pro de Huawei Arrivent (video) appeared first ...
Tags: Iphone, Amazon, Bluetooth, Seo, Smartphone, Huawei, Ecouteurs


Six months later, the Huawei App Gallery still can’t take on Google Play

I revisited Huawei's growing store and see how things have changed.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Huawei, App Gallery, P40 Pro, Huawei App Gallery, TomTom Go Navigation, Petal Search


A history of foldable smartphones in photos, from the groundbreaking Kyocera Echo to Microsoft's ambitious new Surface Duo

Folding phone. Business Insider screenshot Foldable phones have been around as a concept for more than a decade, but some are finally on the market.  They tend to be expensive and sometimes clunky, according to reviewers. Microsoft just launched the two-screen Surface Duo to mixed reviews.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Foldable phones might be the future of smartphones.Tech giants like Huawei, Motorola, and Samsung have all released foldable phones, and Microsoft ju...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Ubs, Uspto, Oled, Huawei, ZTE, Cnet


Huawei's HarmonyOS is Coming To Smartphones

Huawei has announced the second version of its HarmonyOS operating system and detailed plans to bring it to a wider range of devices, including smartphones. Consumer business CEO Richard Yu made the announcement today at Huawei's developer conference in Shenzhen, China. From a report: Huawei will make a beta version of the HarmonyOS 2.0 SDK available to developers today, though it'll initially only support smartwatches, car head units, and TVs. A smartphone version of the SDK will follow in Dece...
Tags: Tech, Huawei, Sdk, Yu, Shenzhen China, Richard Yu


Huawei’s slim MateBook X gets a perk-packed 2020 update

The MacBook rival brings a bevy of enhancements (and comes in green)
Tags: Huawei, Tablets & computers


Go Huawei, Android: Chinese telco biz claims it will spread Harmony OS for smartphone to devs come December

Homegrown system - previously a 'lightweight' OS for IoT - suddenly punted onto smartphones After years of speculation, Huawei has confirmed it will release the homegrown Harmony operating system for smartphones, theoretically posing a direct challenge to the enduring Android and iOS duopoly.…
Tags: Software, Huawei


Huawei to release Harmony OS, an alternative to Android, on its smartphones in 2021: Reports

Huawei Technologies reportedly announced that it is preparing to switch from using Google’s Android operating system to its own Harmony OS. The company’s head of consumer business group, Richard Yu Chengdong unveiled the latest version of Harmony OS at Huawei’s developer conference being held in Dongguan, China, according to multiple reports, including those by the South China Morning Post and CNBC. The proprietary OS would be released in Huawei phones in 2021. The moves assumed significance as ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Asia, News, China, US, Huawei, Cnbc, Yu, South China Morning Post, US Department of Commerce, Huawei Technologies, Dongguan China, Entity List, Richard Yu Chengdong