Google Commits One Billion Dollars for Africa’s Digital Transformation

Google declared its plan to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years to support its “digital transformation” which would ensure a faster and cheaper internet and provide low interest-loans for small businesses. The announcement was made through …

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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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South Korea’s Antitrust Regulator Fines Google $177m

South Korea announced its plans to fine Google 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for blocking its flagship smartphone brands like Samsung from utilizing other operating systems. The Associated Press reported that South Korea enforced an amended telecommunications policy that bans …

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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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Huawei Allegedly Eavesdropped on Dutch Mobile Network KPN

Huawei was reportedly able to monitor all calls made on KPN, one of the Netherlands’ largest mobile phone networks. The Capgemini consultancy firm reported in 2010 that Huawei could have been monitoring the calls of the provider’s 6.5m users without …

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LG Withdraws From Smartphone Market

South Korea’s LG Electronics announced Monday that it will be ending its mobile phone production due to financial losses, making it the first phone brand to completely withdraw from the market. In a statement delivered earlier this morning, LG said …

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