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U.S. restricts tech exports to China’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer in escalation of trade tensions

The Trump administration has issued new restrictions on U.S. technology exports to China’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer, warning that the exports could benefit the Chinese military. The Commerce Department on Friday notified U.S. companies that they will now need a license to export certain technology to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., or SMIC, according to a copy […]

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NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s

By Leo Kelion & Rory Cellan-JonesTechnology reporters Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic People living in England and Wales are being urged to download the government’s contact-tracing app following its official release. NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus. It also has a check-in […]

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Tesla built a network of connected cars. What happens when it goes down?

SAN FRANCISCO — For a brief time Wednesday, some Tesla owners reported they had trouble getting into their cars, checking how much the battery had charged and accessing other services. The cause was a network outage rippling across automaker Tesla’s range of services on Wednesday, hindering users’ connections the company’s mobile app and website. It […]

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Justice Dept. Case Against Google Is Said to Focus on Search Dominance

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s impending lawsuit against Google has narrowed to focus on the company’s power over internet search, a decision that could set off a cascade of separate lawsuits from states in ensuing weeks over the Silicon Valley giant’s dominance in other business segments. In presentations to state attorneys general starting on […]

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Justice Department expected to brief state attorneys general this week on imminent Google antitrust lawsuit

The Justice Department is expected to brief state attorneys general this week about its imminent plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google, setting in motion a landmark legal clash between the U.S. government and the search and advertising behemoth. The timeline puts federal competition watchdogs on track to file a case against Google potentially […]