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1. The foldable computer is here!

The US government was responsible for several major technology-related developments in the last 24 hours. One is directly related to Huawei, while another is … well, it is also directly related to Huawei actually. Just no one said it.

National security threats on IT threats

  • Trump did An executive order signed which prevents US companies dealing with foreign communications technology and service providers as a threat to national security (White House).
  • The Trade Secretary will have the right to "ban transactions that cause an unacceptable risk to national security," the White House wrote in a statement yesterday.
  • According to the statement, the order is meant to: "Protect America from foreign opponents who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting information and communication technology infrastructure vulnerabilities and services. "
  • Separately, the US Commerce Department's Industry and Security Bureau has announced that it is adding Huawei and its affiliates to its "Entity List." (BIS)
  • The Entity List limits foreign companies' access to US technology. Foreign companies on the list must obtain government approval before they can do business with US partners.
  • The Department of Commerce said it joined Huawei to the list because it: "Engaged in activities that violate US national security or foreign policy interests. "
  • I stated the case over Huawei and said: "We are ready and willing to engage with the US government and take effective measures to ensure product security. The limitation of Huawei to do business in the US will not be the US more secure or stronger; It will only serve to limit the US to inferior and more expensive alternatives, leaving the US in 5G deployment, and ultimately harming the interests of US companies and consumers."
  • The developments are evident when the trade boom in the US and China is rising.

Huawei just keeps hits

  • While the emergency order does not specifically mention Huawei or China, Huawei is definitely an important component.
  • China's Huawei is the largest worldwide telecommunications equipment provider, and the US has raised many concerns about its 5G rollout and its devices.
  • The US has also forced other nations to avoid Huawei, claiming its ties with the Chinese government are a threat.
  • Huawei has denied and continues to deny any malicious involvement with the Chinese government.
  • The White House has has already banned federal agencies from using Huawei products. However, this move is wider.
  • Although Huawei develops some technologies in the home, such as its HiSilicon chipset, it has relied in the past on multiple transactions with US component suppliers (Barrons).
  • Crying Huawei of these resources will undoubtedly harm the company.
  • Whether it will help determine if it is complicating in spying or other ominous operations is not clear.
  • At this stage, I can't see how Huawei can shake his label, no matter what it's real involvement with government. Practical: what can Huawei do to convince people that this is not a threat?
  • It won't be the last thing we heard from America and Huawei.

2. White House to help banned social media users return to platforms?

  • The White House launched a new tool helps people or organizations banned from social media platforms (The Verge).
  • The instrument, found on Type form, intends to determine if users are incorrectly censored from a platform, be it Facebook, Twitter or another (Type).
  • When accessing the page, a message appears, saying: "Social Media platforms should promote freedom of speech. However, too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned or fraudulently reported for unclear "user policy violations". "
  • "No matter what you think, if you suspect political bias has taken action against you, share your story with President Trump."
  • The move comes to the ban of several high profile, right-wing social media accounts In recent months (Politics).
  • The White House believes social media companies are biased against conservatives.
  • In a statement, a Twitter spokesman said, "We maintain the Twitter rules impartial to all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation. "
  • It is unclear what actions will be taken in cases where accounts are considered wrongly prohibited.

3. While the US continues to rally against Huawei, the company has apparently tackled things with great rival Samsung: The companies have agreed to drop their smartphone patent disputes (Nikkei).


4. Apple's internal 5G modem over 5 years away, Qualcomm ceasefire just out (Android Authority). Great insights into the behind-the-scenes via The information [paywall].


5. Realme X hands-on: ten out of ten? (Android Authority) & # 39; A new Realme flagship was announced yesterday and has a fine pop-up camera. It looks neat.


6. VFX artist explains what it will take to solve Sonic (Io9). The answer? Very.


7. The radio navigation aircraft used to land safely are unsafe and can be hacked (Ars Technica).


8. How To Make The Pledge Of A $ 120 Billion Uber I.P.O. evaporate (New York Times).


9. GOG gives away the first Witcher game, if you don't mind loading Gwent (Euro Gamer).


10. China's moon mission found mantle material on the other side of the moon (Gizmodo).


11. The pistachios that police security needs (BBC). This is nuts, yo.


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