Tag: U.S.

U.S. accuses Huawei of RICO, trade secret, and sanctions violations

(Reuters) — U.S. prosecutors on Thursday added trade secret theft charges to their bank fraud case against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, further escalating the U.S. battle with the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker. The new indictment, which supersedes one from last year, was filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York and charges Huawei with conspiring […]

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Open letter to U.S. states: Don’t appeal the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Nearly two years have passed since T-Mobile and Sprint announced their intent to merge two smaller wireless companies into a competitor with enough customers and network resources to actively challenge larger rivals Verizon and AT&T. Since then, the challengers have survived a U.S. regulatory gauntlet, earning separate U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint win antitrust suit, paving road to merger

(Reuters) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a merger between number 3 and 4 wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, rejecting a claim by a group of states that said the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise prices. During a two-week trial in December, T-Mobile and Sprint argued the merger will better equip the […]

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U.S. 5G security is imperiled by Trump administration infighting and fantasies

As a general statement, debate is a critically important element of the democratic political process, particularly when it helps reveal objective truths, points of consensus, and potential areas of improvement. Civics classes teach Americans to welcome more voices and perspectives, and, prior to the rise of trolls and disinformation campaigns, the value of an open […]

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AT&T expands 5G to 25 states, but still has only 1 consumer 5G phone

AT&T didn’t have a great 5G story to tell in 2019: It started last year with a massive controversy over its 4G-based “5G Evolution” network, restricted its high band millimeter wave “5G+” network to enterprise customers, and waited until mid-December to debut a 10-city consumer “5G” network using slow, low band spectrum. But as it moves […]

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U.S. interviews iOS app makers in Apple antitrust investigation

(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department has reached out to app developers as part of its investigation into Apple, one of the four big tech companies being probed for alleged anti-competitive behavior, according to one of the developers and another person familiar with the investigation. The chief executive of developer Mobicip, Suren Ramasubbu, told Reuters […]

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Voice cloning experts cover crime, positive use cases, and safeguards

Deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing image, audio recording, or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness using AI, are multiplying quickly. In recognition of the threat that deepfakes pose to privacy, civility, and democratic processes, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop yesterday examining a subcategory of […]

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U.K. allows Huawei to supply some 5G network gear, despite U.S. pressure

(Reuters) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday granted China’s Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network, resisting U.S. pressure to exclude the company from next generation communications on fears China could use it to steal secrets. In the biggest test of his post-Brexit foreign policy to date, Johnson ruled that “high-risk vendors” […]

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