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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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Lawmakers Grill Tech C.E.O.s on Capitol Riot, Getting Few Direct Answers

The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter faced sharp questions about misinformation’s role in the attack and the mental health of children who use their products. WASHINGTON — Lawmakers grilled the leaders of Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday about the connection between online disinformation and the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, causing Twitter’s […]

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Cashierless tech could detect shoplifting, but bias concerns abound

How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now As the pandemic continues to rage around the world, it’s becoming clear that COVID-19 will endure longer than some health experts initially predicted. Owing in part to slow vaccine rollouts, rapidly spreading […]

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California plaintiffs sue Chinese tech giant Tencent, alleging WeChat app is censoring and surveilling them

A group of California plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit against Chinese tech giant Tencent in state court, alleging that the company’s WeChat mobile app has censored and surveilled them and shared their data with Chinese authorities. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, claims that the company’s practices violate the plaintiffs’ free-speech and privacy rights, and […]