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Topic: politics

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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Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

05/16/2019, 09:05 am

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

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A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

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Moving Apple's assembly out of China to avoid tariffs will take 'multiple years,' analyst warns

05/10/2019, 10:05 am

If Apple is indeed hit by proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, it could take the company "multiple years" to move assembly outside of China, according to a Morgan Stanley investor memo.

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Apple temporarily escapes new tariffs in escalating US-China trade war

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump made good on a trade war deadline on Friday, increasing tariffs on some Chinese imports. While Apple products have so far evaded impact, that may be short-lived.

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Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

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Tim Cook wanted Apple to fight US DOJ in court over encryption

04/23/2019, 12:04 pm

Speaking at Time Magazine's first-ever Time 100 Summit on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, most notably saying he wished the company's encryption battle with the U.S. Department of Justice had gone to court.

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Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says promised jobs unlikely

04/17/2019, 04:04 pm

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is calling for the state to renegotiate its deal with Foxconn, arguing that the Taiwan-based manufacturer has broken its end of the agreement and won't be able to create the 13,000 jobs it once promised.

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Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Foxconn's chairman, Terry Gou, said on Wednesday that he's running to become President of Taiwan, a move that could trigger political and economic waves including at Apple.

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Foxconn's Wisconsin presence 'a bunch of empty buildings,' far behind targets

04/11/2019, 12:04 pm

Foxconn's vaunted Wisconsin facilities, backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, have so far amounted to "a bunch of empty buildings and a lot of questions," an investigation indicates.

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Apple promises to pay Cupertino $9.7M for transport projects in exchange for delaying tax changes

04/03/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple is proposing to pay $9.7 million towards eco-friendly transportation projects in Cupertino after the city agreed to delay tax changes that could have cost it $9 million per year.

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Proposed bill would make it easier to press charges against tech execs for privacy breaches

04/03/2019, 12:04 pm

A new bill introduced by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren would make it easier to bring criminal charges against corporate executives for the way they handle data breaches and privacy.

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Macs sold in China no longer able to display Taiwanese flag

03/29/2019, 01:03 pm

Following Monday's release of macOS 10.14.4, Macs sold in China are reportedly no longer displaying the Taiwanese flag emoji -- though it's apparently easy to rectify the issue.

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Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren focusing 'right to repair' on farmers, not tech

03/27/2019, 12:03 pm

After a call for the breakup of major technology corporations like Apple, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren so far appears to be focused more on the farming industry than tech when it comes to advocating the right to repair.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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Editorial: Senator Warren's stance on big tech breakup is dangerous politics

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

Running for President, Senator Warren proposes plans to break up big technology companies, that ignore real security concerns. You can't apply simplistic solutions to complex problems just because it's politically expedient, and you can't conveniently dance around Apple being included, then bring it in when you're forced to give a soundbite.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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Coding in education is tantamount to student success, Cook tells Trump

03/06/2019, 05:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in front of the White House's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board on Wednesday, telling President Donald Trump that a lofty goal of integrating a new nationwide curriculum requires input from the government, private sector, and educators.

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US & China said nearing end of trade war impacting Apple's bottom line

03/04/2019, 11:03 am

The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal that could halt the trade war hurting the U.S. and China, and by extension Apple's iPhone business.

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