Tech News from the United States
Huawei has dropped a lawsuit against the US government after its telecommunications equipment was seized "without justification."
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Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.
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Apple sent out invitations Thursday for a media event next month where the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhone models. The event is scheduled to take place September 10 and will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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US technology companies will be allowed to continue selling to Huawei under certain circumstances, after the US commerce secretary extended a second temporary 90-day reprieve. Wilbur Ross on Monday said the Trump administration would extend a temporary licence for companies to sell to the Chinese company if they are selling repairs or updates to existing systems.
US government agencies will be banned from buying Huawei equipment after the Trump administration implemented a congressional measure to crack down on Chinese companies seen as security threats. A rule issued by the administration bans Huawei and other Chinese groups from supplying the federal government.
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Capital One has revealed that more than 100 million customers had their personal information hacked, including credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, and contact information, as well as 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers of secured credit card customers.
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Huawei, which has around 1500 US workers, will be letting go of 'several hundred' staff from its R&D lab, run by subsidiary Futurewei Technologies.
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Huawei secretly helped the North Korean government build and maintain a wireless network, according to leaked internal documents.
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Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and others over the 2017 data breach that exposed the private data of nearly 150 million people.
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BlackBerry today announced a new distribution agreement in the United States with SYNNEX Corporation and its Westcon-Comstor division.
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AT&T and Microsoft have entered into a major multiyear cloud/5G deal where Microsoft will be the preferred cloud provider for non-network applications, as part of AT&T's broader public cloud first strategy, and will support AT&T as it consolidates its data centre infrastructure and operations.
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A group of US senators are introducing a bill that would prevent President Trump from easing restrictions on Huawei.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to approve a £4bn ($5bn) settlement with Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is the largest-ever imposed by the FTC for violating an order and is in line with what the company said it expected to pay in its quarterly report in April. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.
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Microsoft and ServiceNow today announced a broader strategic partnership intended to significantly enhance the integration and optimisation of the companies’ products, platform and cloud capabilities.
Watch Communications and Microsoft partner to bring broadband internet to Indiana, Ohio and Illinois
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Watch Communications and Microsoft have announced an agreement aimed at closing the broadband gap, and the rural digital divide in particular, in the states of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.
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The US has hit back at Huawei, asking a federal judge in Texas to dismiss the firm’s lawsuit against the US ban on its products. Huawei filed the lawsuit in March, claiming that a law limiting its American business is unconstitutional.
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Samsung has launched the Bixby Marketplace in US and Korea. The Bixby Marketplace is a one-stop shop for users to browse and add a wide range of services (known as capsules) to enhance their Bixby experience.
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Following talks with President Xi Jinping. President Trump said Saturday he will allow U.S. companies to sell products to Huawei, offering a concession to China.
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A US jury has cleared California semiconductor designer CNEX Labs of stealing trade secrets from Huawei while awarding CNEX no damages on its own trade theft counter claims.
FedEx has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce to stop it from enforcing certain export restrictions against the company. In a statement, FedEx didn’t name Huawei specifically but the filing comes after the company has botched Huawei-related shipments on at least two occasions.