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Huawei's Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors
Wired

Its execs have been arrested. Its gear is banned in places. And countries are reconsidering relationships with the company. How much trouble is Huawei really in? more…

Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it
TechCrunch

This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering is a plausible approach… more…

Vermont official fact-checks mobile carriers' coverage maps, proves they're lying like crazy
Boingboing.net

America's major cellular carriers publish maps showing that virtually the entire state is well-covered, with solid signals and 5MB/s internet speeds, but Vermonters know that this is totally untrue. Knowing it and proving it are two different things: so Depar… more…

Tense Relations Between China and Canada as Trudeau Criticizes Canadian Citizen’s Death Sentence
Time

China criticizes Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau over his criticism of a Canadian accused of drug smuggling getting the death sentence. more…

Planning scientific equipment for Antarctic conditions
Antarctica.gov.au

It's expensive in time and money to do research in Antarctica. We often see research programs put at risk because of simple and avoidable equipment failures. more…

Five more major trends shaping Product Design
Yankodesign.com

Five more major trends shaping Product Design Last week we walked through the 5 major trends shaping product design. The trends covered there speak of the current positivity wave, with most people looking... more…

Huawei and ZTE might be in some serious trouble this year
Phandroid.com

2018 was a bad year for both Huawei and ZTE and it would be difficult for either company to put a positive spin on things. Unfortunately for either company, 2019 is about to get worse because US lawmakers have introduced bills that would effectively ban the s… more…

Huawei in 2019: Full steam ahead
Androidauthority.com

A look at Huawei's good, bad, and ugly moments of 2018 along with what we expect to see from the company in the year to come. more…

On Heels Of Favorable FCC Ruling, Verizon Imposes 'Spam' Fees On Text Message Service For Schools, Nonprofits
Techdirt.com

Just about a month ago the FCC quietly handed the telecom industry another favor by voting to reclassify text messages as an "information service" instead of a "telecommunications service" under the Telecom Act, effectively freeing text messaging practices fr… more…

Recode Daily: How the record-setting government shutdown looks across America
Recode

Plus: AT&T and the other major carriers end their location-sharing deals with third-party services; Apple is looking at three new iPhone models for fall; how we apologize now. more…

Iran says it's launched a satellite that didn't reach orbit
Al Jazeera English

Iran conducts one of at least two planned satellite launches amid US criticism, but the satellite failed to reach orbit. more…

Canada issues China travel alert as tensions escalate
Al Jazeera English

Ottawa warns of risk of arbitrary detention after Robert Schellenberg given death penalty in sudden drug case retrial. more…

Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit: state media
Phys.org

Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the telecommunications minister as saying. more…

Zimbabwe’s internet blackout shows how powerless major telcos are against governments
Qz.com

Internet access was restored in Zimbabwe late on Wednesday, but on Thursday WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter remained inaccessible. More than 600 people were arrested this… more…

Australia PM set for Pacific trip as China influence expands
Al Jazeera English

Scott Morrison will travel to Vanuatu and Fiji this week hoping to mend ties amid growing Chinese influence. more…

Germany considers locking Huawei out of its network
Pocketnow.com

Germany would be joining the ranks of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Norway and others in hiking suspicion of the Chinese telecom. The post Germany considers locking Huawei out of its network appeared first on Pocketnow. more…

IBM Signs Two Big Cloud Deals
Fool.com

Both involve hybrid and multicloud computing. more…

The promise of 5G is the problem with Huawei in eyes of critics
Indianexpress.com

China’s foreign ministry has said that the legal dispute between Huawei and T-Mobile had already been resolved, and expressed concern about the motives behind the reinvestigation. more…

This Is Not Normal. This Is Not Normal. This Is Not Normal.
Newrepublic.com

The Trump International Hotel enjoys an enviable location in the nerve center of American governance. It stands on Pennsylvania Avenue, situated roughly midway between the White House and the Capitol. Across the street is the headquarters of the FBI. It share… more…

France pushes economic agenda in India
The Times of India

France pushes economic agenda in IndiaFrench companies are committed to investing and innovating in India, says French ambassador Alexandre Ziegler. more…