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New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

07/15/2019, 06:07 pm

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking -- and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

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Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

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Hong Kong protesters turn to Apple's AirDrop to bypass Chinese censorship

07/09/2019, 10:07 am

In an attempt to gain support from mainland Chinese tourists, anti-extradition protesters in Hong Kong are reportedly using Apple's AirDrop feature to distribute digital pamphlets.

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President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

06/29/2019, 11:06 am

Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

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How to stream the 2020 Democratic debates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

06/26/2019, 02:06 pm

The first Democratic candidate debates for 2020's U.S. Presidential elections are happening Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, both at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have.

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Apple News adds guide to candidates in the 2020 Democratic debates

06/26/2019, 07:06 am

The Apple News app has introduced a new section devoted to each of the 20 of the candidates about to particulate in the televised Democratic debates, with details on their experience.

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iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs

06/25/2019, 09:06 am

Consumer electronics -- devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs -- will account for about $167 billion of the $300 billion in Chinese imports the government is preparing to level new tariffs on, a trade industry group warned this week.

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Bipartisan 'Stopping Bad Robocalls Act' emerges at US House

06/20/2019, 02:06 pm

The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee have introduced a new compromise bill, the "Stopping Bad Robocalls Act," joining other government efforts to halt the tide of unwanted spam calls.

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President Trump had closed-door meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook [u]

06/13/2019, 04:06 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House on Thursday, but failed to go into detail about what was discussed.

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Elizabeth Warren calls on DOJ antitrust head to recuse himself from Apple & Google probes

06/11/2019, 09:06 am

Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is urging the chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Apple and Google, noting that he has lobbied for both corporations in the past.

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Missouri senator asks Apple to offer full 'Do Not Track' option for iPhone & iPad apps

06/04/2019, 11:06 am

Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, urging him to enable a "Do Not Track" option for iPhone and iPadOS apps, and not just in places like Safari.

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Huawei files motion to toss ban on US government purchases

05/29/2019, 05:05 pm

Huawei on Tuesday night petitioned for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which blocked U.S. government agencies from buying its products.

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Huawei will consume Apple's lost Chinese smartphone market share, says JP Morgan

05/28/2019, 10:05 am

While Huawei is going to take a giant hit worldwide from US sanctions, Apple in China will likely see a drop in shipments for 2019, resulting in sales less than half the levels seen at its peak in 2015, says JP Morgan.

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New US bill would ban loot boxes in games for people under 18

05/23/2019, 03:05 pm

Moving forward as promised, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri formally introduced a bill on Thursday that would halt sales of gaming loot boxes to people under 18.

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US Senate greenlights anti-robocalling bill to combat 'daily deluge'

05/23/2019, 01:05 pm

The U.S. Senate voted 97 to 1 on Thursday to move forward with the TRACED Act, intended to fight a surge of robocalls, in some cases harassing people multiple times per day.

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Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant.

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Proposed US Senate bill would hand $700M to rural telecoms to avoid Huawei & ZTE

05/23/2019, 08:05 am

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have proposed a bill that would hand $700 million in grants to rural telecom providers to cover the cost of stripping Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks.

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Chinese diplomat attacks Apple & Trump over Huawei - using an iPhone

05/22/2019, 09:05 am

A Chinese diplomat, normally a vocal backer of government policies, was recently caught using Twitter for iPhone to defend Huawei and attack Apple and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

05/19/2019, 06:05 pm

Following newly-authorized rules by the Trump administration, Google has reportedly terminated Huawei's Android license, forcing it to move to the Android Open Source Project.

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Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

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