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Huawei to Challenge FCC Ban in US

Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission banned rural carriers in the United States from purchasing network equipment from Chinese firms Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation through the Universal Service Fund

Apple fined $467k fine for violating US sanctions

Apple has agreed to pay $467,000 to the U.S. Treasury Department for violating sanctions of the U.S. government. The company inadvertently violated the sanction by entering into an app development agreement with a Slovenian developer almost two years ago.

Verizon creates a global Zero-Trust Architecture

Verizon has today announced the creation of a global Zero-Trust Architecture, achieved by embedding a Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) over its private IP MPLS network. Verizon’s Zero Trust network essentially blocks connectivity from unknown devices, making corporate data virtually invisible to anyone without approved access, mitigating against credential theft and server exploitation.

Microsoft granted license to export software to Huawei

Microsoft has been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei. The Donald Trump Administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second 90 day reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to Huawei after it was placed on a trade blacklist over national security concerns six months ago.

Apple expands in Austin

Apple today announced the start of construction on its new campus in Austin, Texas, as part of its broad expansion in the city. At a production facility just a short distance away, Apple is preparing to ship the all-new Mac Pro to customers starting in December.

Huawei granted another 90-Day extension by US Commerce Department

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted an extension for US companies to do business with blacklisted Chinese telecoms group Huawei as regulators continue to hammer out rules on companies that pose national security risks and negotiators strive for progress in trade talks.

Google Rolling Out RCS in US

Back in June Google began rolling out RCS in the UK and France, bypassing carriers. Google is now doing the same in the US. If you already have Messages, you’ll be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. Google expects this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.

Huawei Rated Outstanding Assisted Support EMEA

At the Technology & Services World Conference, Huawei Enterprise received the prestigious Rated Outstanding Assisted Support EMEA certification from TSIA.  According to the TSIA, The Rated Outstanding Assisted Support EMEA certification, shows that Huawei meets the highest industry standards for Customer Support for their EMEA Enterprise operations.

Sectigo and SPYRUS team up to Combat Ransomware Attacks

Certificate Authority (CA) and provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions Sectigo, have teamed up with SPYRUS, a provider of cryptographic operating systems delivering the strongest protection for data in motion, at rest, and at work, to help universities and enterprises protect against ransomware attacks.

Facebook Libra loses PayPal support

PayPal announced Friday that it will no longer be part of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project. The company said that while it is quitting the Libra Association it remains "supportive of Libra's aspirations," and that the firm will continue to work with Facebook in the future.

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