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U.S. blocks Chinese state-owned telecom giant out of security concerns, threatens more scrutiny

U.S. officials on Thursday blocked a Chinese state-owned telecom company from operating in the United States and offering phone services to American customers, expressing fresh fears that Beijing seeks to snoop on U.S. communications networks. The unanimous decision by the Federal Communications Commission targets China Mobile, a telecom giant with a U.S. subsidiary incorporated in […]

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Political pressure builds for FTC to punish Facebook with more than a ‘bargain’ fine

Two top Senate lawmakers on Monday expressed frustration with a federal probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, urging the government to move more swiftly and consider imposing tough punishments that target the company’s top executives. The message — delivered by Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) — reflects the mounting political […]

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Digital Trends Live: Spotify vs. Apple, kamikaze drones, and more

On the latest episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler welcomes DT Content Manager Hanif Jackson to discuss today’s trending tech topics, including Spotify’s accusation that Apple monopolizes streaming music, the Uber and Lyft drivers’ strike, wireless location data being sold to bounty hunters, Volkswagen’s attempt at an EV record, a “shoppable” TV, kamikaze […]