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US Commerce eases Huawei trade restrictions with mixed messages

US Commerce eases Huawei trade restrictions with mixed messages

Huawei's newest fate inside US borders was mentioned in a set of remarks delivered this week by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross. This set of remarks was made at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. In these remarks, it's made clear that Huawei's spot on the Entity List will remain written due to national security - but the reality of the situation is much simpler, it would seem. It's about that cash - that income.

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FCC chair Ajit Pai proposes new rules to fight robocalls and spoofing

FCC chair Ajit Pai proposes new rules to fight robocalls and spoofing

It's 2019 and despite all our advancements in technology, we're still struggling with how to finally solve the problem of robocalls and text spoofing. It is an especially huge problem in the US where it costs citizens thousands if not millions of dollars. It falls on the FCC to create the laws and regulations to protect people from such activities but has yet to fully address the problem. Now FCC Chair Ajit Pai has come out with rules that will criminalize such activities.

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Elderly care in USA depends on immigrants study shows

Elderly care in USA depends on immigrants study shows

The Institute of Medicine projected that 3.5 million new health care workers will be needed by 2030. A study published this week in Health Affairs by Harvard Medical School researchers looked into the role immigrant labor plays in care for America's elderly and disabled. Without immigrants, it would seem, US-born elderly and disabled citizens would have significantly less and lower quality available health care and long-term care sector assistance.

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Huawei’s woes continues as Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom cut off supplies

Huawei’s woes continues as Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom cut off supplies

When the US imposed a trade ban on ZTE last year, it almost caused the Chinese company to go bankrupt. While Huawei may last longer than its compatriot, it might not take long before the company is also brought to its knees. Google has already been reported to stop licensing its proprietary Google Play components for future Huawei phones. Now silicon makers like Qualcomm and Intel are also temporarily cutting ties with China's biggest tech company and the world's second largest phone maker.

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Is OnePlus 7 (non-pro) cheaper than OnePlus 6T?

Is OnePlus 7 (non-pro) cheaper than OnePlus 6T?

OnePlus users are having a bit of a conundrum this afternoon as they check prices of the new OnePlus 7. That's not to mention the OnePlus 7 Pro, also released today - we're talking about comparing the OnePlus 7 (non-pro) to the OnePlus 6T. They're not the same price - what's the deal? And why can't you buy a OnePlus 7 (non-pro) in the USA?

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CDC warns measles cases will reach new record high within weeks

CDC warns measles cases will reach new record high within weeks

Following last week's report from the World Health Organization comes an advisory on measles cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the agency, the United States is expected to break its current all-time record number of measles cases -- and the new record high may happen within weeks, not months. The news comes amid deadly measles outbreaks in multiple countries.

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CIA leak claims Huawei received funds from Chinese state security

CIA leak claims Huawei received funds from Chinese state security

A new leak claims the CIA has accused Chinese company Huawei of receiving funds from the People's Liberation Army, China's National Security Commission, and the nation's state intelligence network. This allegation has reportedly been passed on to officials in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, joining past accusations directed at the Chinese company.

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been arrested

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been arrested

The UK Metropolitan Police announced today that it has arrested WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, ending a years-long standoff that saw Assange claiming asylum with Ecuador and taking refuge in the country's embassy in London. Assange first took up residence in the embassy in 2012 in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden in a sexual assault case.

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Soyuz MS-12 ISS Crew Launch live: Heading to first all-woman spacewalk

Soyuz MS-12 ISS Crew Launch live: Heading to first all-woman spacewalk

This morning preparations began for the launch of mission Soyuz MS-12, operator Roscosmos, headed for the International Space Station. This mission will be launched aboard a Soyuz FG rocket from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome. The payload aboard this launch is a mixed Russia and USA International Space Station Expedition 59/60 crew.

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Huawei sues the US government over ban, says it’s unconstitutional

Huawei sues the US government over ban, says it’s unconstitutional

Huawei has finally had it with the US government and it's taking the bait. Whether it will emerge victorious or humiliated is something the tech industry will be watching closely. In an unprecedented but not unexpected move, Huawei has filed a lawsuit in Texas suing the US government over a new law that banned Huawei's products from use in federal agencies. It has labeled the ban as unconstitutional and seeks to have that part of the law overturned.

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Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Huawei Watch GT hits USA for $200 with top-battery release

Inside the United States, Huawei's finally brought their Huawei Watch GT to market with a two-hundred-dollar price tag. This device is not like previous Huawei wearable devices - it's not running a Google-made software. It does not have Wear OS or Android Wear or anything like that. Instead, it runs LiteOS, a software made by Huawei specifically for wearable devices such as this.

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Cisco, Apple call for US version of EU’s GDPR federal law

Cisco, Apple call for US version of EU’s GDPR federal law

Privacy in the technology industry, especially in software and computing, has somewhat become a joke in recent years. Some companies, like Facebook and Google, have been dragged into the spotlight and shamed for mishandling users’ private data. Naturally, all companies claim they are all for privacy but, it unsurprisingly, they don’t all agree on what that privacy means. That is why companies such as Cisco and Apple are calling on the federal government to come up with a national data privacy law and are pointing to the EU’s GDPR as the inspiration for such a regulation.

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