Britain issues ban on new Huawei 5G kit installation
The British government announced that British tech firms would not be allowed to install new Huawei 5G kits after September next year. The announcement is part of the plan to remove the Chinese firm's equipment from high-speed networks.
Britain already ordered for all Huawei equipment to be remo... Read more
British telecom providers face fine when using Huawei equipment
Telecommunication companies in Great Britain may face a large fine if they choose to ignore a ban on the usage of equipment made by Huawei. The policy is part of a new law put forward this week.
The fine is 10 percent of turnover or 100,000 pounds (€112.000) for every day the companies ignore ... Read more
German minister calls for strong EU actors in 5G rollout
Comments may indicate a hardening of the German stance on Huawei.
Peter Altmaier, Germany’s economy minister, was asked this week whether sidelining China’s Huawei on the 5G mobile network expansion could lead to a competitive disadvantage.
He is not against Huawei, he replied, however st... Read more
Telecom providers criticize bans on Chinese equipment vendors
A business group advocating for telecom operators in the EU warned that banning Chinese equipment vendors for political motives is not a great idea. They say that it will increase costs and cause network upgrade delays.
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) said that the... Read more
Google is banning Stalkerware apps in the Play Store with exceptions
Google is now banning ‘stalkerware' apps from the Play Store starting October 1st. However, the apps can still be offered if specified for use in tasks like tracking children or for enterprise use in some specific conditions.
Stalkerware apps give third parties the ability to track a user’s ... Read more
Huawei Harmony OS will compete with Android
Huawei Technologies plans to introduce a new operating system for smartphones, named Harmony O.S. The new operating system is primarily viewed as a rival to Google Android. The move comes at a time when the U.S. has placed multiple trade bans on the Chinese tech giant.
Harmony O.S. was first unv... Read more
China launches plan for international data standard for countries
China announced a global data security plan which they would like to make the new international standard.
According to Wang Yi, the State Councilor, the program will mean that the Chinese government will not ask Chinese companies to yield data from foreign countries if it means that it breaks ... Read more
The U.S. wants to ban more Chinese apps over national security
The Trump administration is looking to ban more Chinese apps that they claim are a national security threat. This, according to the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows. He made the comments on Thursday, aboard Air Force One, according to reports.
However, he did not mention anything about t... Read more
United States is considering export ban on chips
The United States wants to impose restrictions on the export of chips, lasers, sensors and other innovating technology. By doing so, it wants to prevent the technology from falling into the hands of China. The U.S. Commerce Department would certainly like to see measures put in place for this as fa... Read more
Adobe starts testing Content Authenticity Initiative on Photoshop
Last year, Adobe announced that they were working with Twitter and The New York Times, to develop their Content Authenticity Initiative. Soon, they are going to begin testing the technology, which uses tags to identify the origins of original content.
Adobe released a whitepaper that says they w... Read more