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Trump may punish Google, Facebook, and Twitter for political bias

Trump had threatened to “close down” social media platforms on Wednesday.

What you need to know President Donald Trump is likely to sign an executive order against social media companies on Thursday. The order could allow federal regulators to apply constraints to social media companies such as Twitter, Google and Facebook for “political bias.” For a long time, Trump has alleged that major social media companies are biased against conservatives.

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Trump administration will soon begin blocking Huawei’s global chip supply

TSMC and other chipmakers will no longer be able to supply chips to Huawei without first obtaining a license from the U.S.

What you need to know U.S. will soon begin blocking shipments to Huawei from global chipmakers. The announcement comes just a day after President Donald Trump extended the ban on Huawei and ZTE for another year. Huawei could soon lose access to all semiconductors made using U.S. software and technology.

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Trump extends trade ban on Huawei and ZTE through May 2021

Huawei won’t be able to launch new phones with Google services for at least another year.

What you need to know President Donald Trump has extended his executive order that bans U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms that pose a national security risk. The extension means Huawei and ZTE will not be able to sell their telecommunications equipment in the U.S. or trade with American firms until May 2021. Huawei’s Android license will also  [Read More…]

Trump cyber diplomat warns Europe against using Huawei for 5G

He also says that the competing network companies are technologically on par.

What you need to know During a visit to Portugal, a diplomat working on information policy urged a European Huawei ban. Robert Strayer was appointed by Trump but has a long career in telecom law. Strayer has suggested the Chinese government could force Huawei to insert backdoors.

A diplomat with President Trump’s State Department is urging European nations to ban Huawei equipment as they build  [Read More…]

The Trump administration could soon block all chip supplies to Huawei

The move could have a devastating impact on China’s biggest smartphone maker.

What you need to know The Trump administration is reportedly planning to change U.S. regulations to allow it to block chip supplies to Huawei from TSMC and other chipmakers. If the proposal is approved, it would be a massive blow to Huawei’s smartphone business. The U.S. Commerce Department has declined to comment on the proposal.

Huawei lost access to Google services last year after the  [Read More…]

Huawei’s smartphone shipments are increasing again, in spite of Trump ban

Huawei may be in the midst of a resurgence for the first time since Trump administration’s ban.

What you need to know Huawei may be seeing a growth in smartphone shipments again. The first three quarters of the year accounted for total revenues of CNY 610.8 billion ($ 87.5 billion). Revenue grew 24.4% when compared to the same period last year.

Huawei’s Q3 2019 financial results show a company undeterred by U.S. pressure, as it reported a  [Read More…]

Donald Trump joins Bernie Sanders as a Twitch streamer

Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are on Twitch, and it marks something bigger than just a different place to see them campaign.

What you need to know President Trump now has a Twitch channel of his own. Trump joins Bernie Sanders as the second major politician to have a Twitch channel. Both channels are being used to stream live campaign events, inviting viewers to join in the conversation.

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Trump accuses Google of ‘manipulating’ millions of votes in 2016 election

Trump did not provide any solid evidence to back up his claim.

What you need to know President Donald Trump has claimed that Google manipulated results of the 2016 election. Responding to the allegation, Google has said that Trump was referring to an old report that had already been debunked. Trump has been targeting Google since months, claiming it has an anti-conservative bias.

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Huawei was making a Google Assistant speaker, but the Trump ban killed it

The speaker would have been unveiled at IFA 2019.

What you need to know Huawei and Google were working together to create a smart speaker. Shortly after the Trump ban, Huawei had to cancel the speaker. It was supposed to be unveiled at IFA 2019.

IFA 2019 will be here before you know it, and when the annual trade show rolls around, we’ll be met with all sorts of exciting gadget announcements. One thing that won’t be  [Read More…]

Trump says U.S. firms can continue doing business with Huawei

Huawei isn’t out of the woods yet, but Trump’s statement allows the Chinese manufacturer to source goods from the U.S.

What you need to know At the G20 summit, Donald Trump has confirmed that U.S. firms will be allowed to continue doing business with Huawei. Huawei isn’t off the Commerce Department’s Entity List, but Trump’s statement allows the likes of Google, Intel, and Qualcomm to provide services to Huawei. The move comes as the U.S. and China  [Read More…]