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US lawmakers introduce bill to help US companies remove Huawei equipment

WASHINGTON: According to the new bill, the US Administration will help poorer US companies rid themselves of Chinese equipment which allegedly poses a threat to US national security. A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced legislation which aims to help US companies replace Chinese telecom equipment if such equipment is deemed a ...

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Huawei’s own operating system after Android ban

HONG KONG: Google’s decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system has presented the Chinese tech titan with one of its most dramatic challenges yet: how to keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the ...

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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

WASHINGTON: SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam ...

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Huawei ready to sign ‘no-spy’ deal with UK

LONDON: Chinese telecom giant Huawei is willing to sign a “no-spy” agreement with countries including Britain, the firm’s chairman said, as the head of NATO said Britain must preserve secure mobile networks. Liang Hua visited Britain as the government weighs the risks of allowing the Chinese company to help develop ...

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Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

ROME: Facebook shut down phony Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting opposition lawmakers to call Monday for tougher laws to curb online misinformation. “We have removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were violating our authenticity polices,” the social network ...

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Facebook introduces new tools for business

LONDON: Facebook announced two new advertising tools to help small businesses save time and resources so they can focus on growth: Automated Ads, Appointments and new video creative tools. With Automated Ads, the business owner is asked a few simple questions about their business and their goals to help develop ...

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Galaxy Fold not yet ready for shipping: Samsung

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that it is still fixing some of issues on its Galaxy Fold, signaling that the product’s launch may come at a later than expected date. The South Korean tech giant had initially planned to launch the $1,980 foldable device in the United States on ...

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Ariane begins work on new satellite launchers

PARIS: Franco-German space group ArianeGroup said Monday that it had begun production of 14 new satellite launchers, destined to replace the workhorse Ariane 5 rockets as it contends with cheaper competition from Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme. The first Ariane 6 rockets, expected to cost 40 percent less to make than ...

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Tesla sued over California ‘Autopilot’ death

NEW YORK: The family of a California man killed in a Tesla has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company, blaming Tesla’s self-driving technology as “defective,” attorneys said Wednesday. The lawsuit, filed on April 26 in California Superior Court, asserts that the March 2018 death of Walter Huang resulted ...

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