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Trump meets with top US tech leaders to discuss sales to Huawei as he moves to soften restrictions against the Chinese tech giant

US President Donald Trump talks to reporters prior to boarding Marine One as he departs the White House in Washington, DC on December 8, 2018. – US President Donald Trump on Saturday announced his chief of staff John Kelly would be leaving the administration at the end of the year …

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Emmanuel Macron tweets wild video of a man riding a hoverboard, and hints it could be used by the French army

Inventor Franky Zapata soared above the crowds at Bastille Day in Paris.AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu A French inventor zoomed above crowds on a hoverboard at Bastille Day celebrations on Sunday. The board is called a “Flyboard Air,” and can reach speeds of 118 mph. President Emmanuel Macron shared a video, saying …

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Mnuchin follows Trump’s reversal on Huawei and reportedly urges US suppliers to resume selling to the blacklisted company

From left to right: US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing on May 1, 2019.Andy Wong/Pool/Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has encouraged US suppliers to seek governmental approval to resume selling equipment to blacklisted Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, The …

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Chinese officials are forcing tourists to install an invasive app that downloads their texts and scans their phones at the border of one of the most surveilled regions in the country

A police officer checks the identity card of a man as security forces keep watch in a street in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas PeterThomas Peter/Reuters Chinese officials are reportedly forcing tourist visiting the Xinjiang region to install a malware app on their phones at …

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The deadly poison sarin was detected in a mail bag at Facebook’s offices in California

In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, media and guests tour Facebook’s 130,000-square-foot offices, which occupy the top three floors of a 10-story Cambridge, Mass. building.AP Photo/Elise Amendola The deadly poison sarin has been detected at a mail facility for Facebook in Menlo Park, California, prompting FBI involvement. On Monday, routine …

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The tech cold war just got a lot more intense after Russia signed a deal to build 5G internet with Huawei

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where Putin presented Xi with a degree from St. Petersburg State University, on June 6, 2019.Dmitri Lovetsky/Pool via Reuters Russia’s largest mobile network provider, MTS, signed a deal with Chinese telcom giant Huawei to …

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The Pentagon has its own island off New York where nobody can go that’s using to run war games for a giant cyber attack on power grid

Plum Island, off the coast of Long Island, serves as a testing ground for DARPA’s staged cyber attack exercises.DARPA Every six months, DARPA stages mock cyber attacks a highly restricted island off the coast of New York. Specialists war game a major cyber attack of the power grid on Plum …

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Facebook banned a whopping 2.2 billion fake accounts in Q1 2019 – almost twice as much as the previous quarter

100 cardboard cutouts of the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and CEO stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.Kevin Wolf/AP images for AVAAZ Facebook banned a staggering 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first three months of 2019 – almost as many as the total number …

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These are the areas around the world where Google’s breakup with Huawei will likely be felt the most

Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu presents the new phone Huawei’s P10 during a press conference on February 26, 2017 in Barcelona on the eve of the start of the Mobile World Congress. Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even …

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