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USA vs. Huawei

ARM is the latest tech company to sever ties with Huawei after US import ban

May 22nd, 2019

The US government’s Huawei import ban delivered a massive blow to the most important Chinese smartphone vendor. Under the terms of the ban, Huawei can’t do business with US-based hardware suppliers and software makers. A direct result of the ban is that Huawei might have a harder time manufacturing Android smartphones and tablets, Windows computers, …

USA vs. Huawei

The US government just delivered its biggest blow yet to Huawei

May 16th, 2019

It’s no secret that the US government isn’t fond of Huawei, currently the second largest smartphone maker on the planet. The US has often criticized Huawei for its alleged ties with the Chinese government, and citing security concerns, it effectively banned the sale of Huawei smartphone in the country and advised allies not to procure …

Huawei 5G Hardware

Huawei ready to face extra security to stay in the 5G race

February 13th, 2019

Huawei isn’t just a top three worldwide smartphone vendor and the number one handset maker in China, but also at the forefront of 5G — the next standard in mobile telecommunications. Huawei also happens to be facing increased scrutiny in various western markets over spying concerns that were first raised by the US a few …

Facebook Ads Russia

Facebook just confirmed it made money from Russia-based political ads

September 7th, 2017

It’s no secret that Russia interfered in the US presidential election last year. Trump may not be convinced, but every spy agency has confirmed that Russia used various weapons to try to meddle with the election process, including spreading fake news on social networks to sway voters in a certain direction. Facebook on Wednesday confirmed …

Russia wants to examine the source code of US software, report reveals

June 24th, 2017

While all US intelligence agencies agree that Russia meddled in the presidential election last year, Donald Trump still finds time in his busy schedule to question whether it actually happened. Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has denied any interference and suggested that any hacks originating from Russia may be the work of “overzealous patriots.” A new report …

Laptop Ban on European Flights

Europe is freaking out about the US’s proposed laptop ban

May 12th, 2017

Imagine that! The European Union isn’t happy with the prospect of having the US ban all laptops and tablets from carry-on luggage on flights heading to America. Recent reports indicated the US is looking to expand the laptop ban to Europe, and it sounds like the EU is taking it very seriously. Local governments will …

NSA Hack Explained Russia

Yup, Russia was probably behind that NSA hack

August 17th, 2016

The NSA was hacked by a group that calls itself Shadow Brokers, a report earlier this week revealed, with some of the stolen cyberweapons being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Since then, experts who have seen some of the stolen files believe that the NSA has indeed been hacked, with Russia being one of the prime …

America Nuclear Arsenal Computers

America’s nukes are controlled by dead technology and we’re afraid

May 26th, 2016

It’s 2016 and for some reason, the world’s most powerful nations still have nuclear weapons – you know, just in case they need them. America’s nukes are controlled by computers, no surprise there. On the plus side, these computers are so old that they can’t be hacked by zit-popping teenage hackerss. In fact, the devices used …