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Trump's administration is warning US allies to stay away from a powerful Chinese company – but not everyone's listening

A major US ally, the UK continues to voice concerns about Huawei, but may still decide to use its 5G equipment. The Financial Times reported last month that the British government decided it could “mitigate the risks” associated with using Huawei’s 5G technology. On Monday, Jeremy Fleming, the head of the UK’s cybersecurity agency GCHQ, […]

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One of Amazon's most powerful tools is putting a target on its back, and it could turn into a problem for the company

Jonathan Ernst/ReutersSen. Elizabeth Warren cheers on protestors engaging in a sit-in. Regulators in Europe have zeroed in on a specific part of Amazon‘s business that they say could be anti-competitive. The scrutiny involves the company’s dual role as both a direct retailer – buying goods wholesale and selling them to consumers – and as a […]

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Are Google and Facebook too powerful? Washington: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(Matt Rourke/AP) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition September 14 at 1:02 PM Calls on the federal government to rein in the tech industry have neared a fever pitch in Washington, as Facebook and Google have grappled with widespread misinformation and allegations of political bias on their platforms. Adding to […]

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Chrome 69 arrives with revamped design, more powerful omnibox, and better password manager

Google today launched Chrome 69 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Android, and iOS, just a few days after the browser’s 10-year anniversary. The release includes a new design, more powerful omnibox, updated password manager, more accurate autofill, plenty of developer-specific changes, and a slew of security improvements. You can update to the latest version now […]