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Huawei phone users left exposed by Android block

The technology giant has cut off Huawei’s Android license, preventing users from accessing important security updates Huawei users have been warned they will be “significantly impacted” by Google restricting the Chinese firm’s access to its Android software. The block is the result of an executive order from US President Donald Trump last week which prevents… Read More


Trump issues order to protect US communications from foreign adversaries

The US, which is embroiled in an escalating trade war with China, has sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at stopping foreign adversaries from taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten US communications systems. The order, which declared a national emergency in response… Read More


Huawei hysteria is a false alarm, Culture Secretary tells MPs

Jeremy Wright said he’s more concerned with engineering issues than the threat of espionage The UK Government has still not made a final decision on the inclusion of Huawei in the UK’s 5G networks, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has said. Mr Wright warned some assumptions about Huawei and how embedded it was in some parts… Read More


Microsoft unveils open source tool to safeguard Elections

ElectionGuard will use homomorphic encryption to make elections and voting more secure At its annual Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft unveiled software designed to make electronic voting machines more secure. The firm also announced a new version of its Microsoft 365 software aimed at political parties and campaigns, offering “high-end security” that will be… Read More


EU approves much-criticised Copyright Directive into law

Concerns surrounding user freedom as new EU Copyright Directive passed into law by 348 to 278. The European Parliament has passed new legislation which aims to overhaul the EU copyright system. A compromise agreed last month that received the backing of key European governments led to a vote which saw 348 members of the house… Read More


Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

Huawei is at the centre of US-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. Huawei is launching a US court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment… Read More


Microsoft defends US military contact amid employee outcry

Last week, in a joint letter, Microsoft workers demanded bosses cancel the contract and cease developing any and all weapons technologies Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has stood by a company contract with the US military, in response to concerns raised by employees that its technology could be used to develop weapons. In November, the… Read More



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