U.S. Revokes China Telecom Americas’ Authority Due to National Security Concerns

The United States on Oct. 26 revoked the authority of China Telecom Americas to provide telecommunication services within the U.S., citing national security concerns. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered China Telecom to stop its operations in the U.S. within …

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Rising Chip Prices Boosts Samsung’s Quarterly Profit in 3 years

Samsung Electronics estimated that its earnings for the third quarter of 2021 have reached their highest in three years, with the boost largely coming from high semiconductor prices due to a global shortage. The world’s biggest maker of memory chips …

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Germany to Investigate Chinese Mobile Phones for Possible Censorship

A spokesperson for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) confirmed that the country will be investigating the cyber security status of Chinese mobile phones for possible censorship features. A recent report from Lithuania’s Defense Ministry said that Chinese …

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Xiaomi Denies Censorship Accusations from Lithuania

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi denied accusations that its devices have built-in censorship features after Lithuania’s defense ministry recommended that people throw away their Chinese smartphones. “Xiaomi has never and will never restrict or block any personal behaviors of our smartphone …

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UK Government To Ban Junk Food Ads on TV and Internet

The UK government is set to impose a nationwide pre-9pm ban on TV and internet advertisements for junk food. The ban will come into force from the end of next year and would cover the advertising of products deemed to …

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French Emergency Hotlines Downed by Network Outage, Several Dead

French authorities are investigating at least four deaths that were attributed to the disruption of emergency hotlines. The French government summoned the head of the Orange telecom Stéphane Richard because of the sudden network outage that downed the hotline. The …

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U.S. Removes Xiaomi from Blacklist after Legal Battle

The U.S. Defense Department announced on Monday that it has agreed to remove Xiaomi Corp. from its blacklisted companies, reversing the move that the previous Trump administration made to allow investments to be established again between the country and the …

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Apple Production at Foxconn Factory in India Cut 50% Due to Pandemic

Production on Apple’s flagship mobile device, the iPhone 12, has dropped by 50% at the Foxconn facility in India due to COVID-19 infections that have crippled their workforce. The Foxconn facility in question is located in Tamil Nadu and is …

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