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U.S. campaign against Huawei appears to be working, as Chinese tech giant loses sales outside its home market

Nearly two years after the United States launched a broad attack on Chinese tech giant Huawei, the campaign is showing signs of working. Huawei’s smartphone sales have collapsed outside of China, hurt by a U.S. export ban that prevents new Huawei phones from carrying the Google Play app store, which means many of the most […]

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Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals

Russian news outlets with connections to the Kremlin ran disingenuous Spanish-language stories targeting vaccines made in the United States and Europe, researchers said. Russian news outlets connected to election disinformation campaigns in the United States have set their sights on a new target: convincing Spanish-speaking countries that the Russian coronavirus vaccine works better than its […]

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Twitter removes more than 170,000 accounts linked to Beijing-backed propaganda campaign

(Reuters) — Twitter on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages favorable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus. The company suspended a core network of 23,750 highly active accounts, as well as a larger network of about 150,000 “amplifier” accounts used to […]

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Chinese Hackers Target Email Accounts of Biden Campaign Staff, Google Says

WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers are targeting the personal email accounts of campaign staff members working for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Google said on Thursday, while confirming previous reports that Iran has targeted President Trump’s campaign. In disclosing the attempts, Google’s chief of threat analysis, Shane Huntley, who oversees the tracking of state-sponsored, […]

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Iranians tried to hack U.S. presidential campaign in effort that targeted hundreds, Microsoft says

Jay Greene Reporter focused on technology coverage in the Pacific Northwest October 4 SEATTLE — An effort believed to be tied to the Iranian government attempted to identify, attack and breach email accounts belonging to a U.S. presidential campaign, government officials and journalists, according to new data unveiled by Microsoft, highlighting the continued global security […]

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Inside Chris Hughes’s campaign to break up Facebook, the tech ‘monopoly’ he helped create

Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Chris Hughes created Facebook together at Harvard University. Hughes has now become one of Facebook’s biggest antagonists. (Rick Friedman/Corbis News via Getty Images) July 29 at 2:48 PM SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has become one of the company’s biggest problems. In recent weeks, Hughes, who left the social […]