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Julian Assange, Wikileaks

Assange lawyer says she saw Trump ally offer to arrange a pardon

A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court Friday she was present when an ally of US President Trump offered to arrange a pardon for its WikiLeaks creator in return for inform...

Twitter

Twitter will force key US political accounts adopt tighter account security

Twitter, that was recently targeted at a hacking campaign that compromised the balances of notable political figures and celebrities, has said that it was implementing increased se...

Tencent WeChat

US says WeChat users will not be penalised

WeChat users will not face criminal or civil penalties if the United States bans the Chinese-owned messaging app through other activities a week, the Justice Department has said.

US China Relations

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

The US Justice Department has stated that it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in an extensive hacking effort which encompassed targets from video ga...

nvidia chipmaker

China state media outlet calls Nvidia’s Arm purchase ‘disturbing’

An op-ed in China’s state-backed Global Times news outlet has said US chipmaker Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of Arm Ltd from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp was R...

Federal Communications Commission

President Trump plans to nominate official for FCC amid social media push

President Trump, pressing for new social networking regulations, intends to nominate a senior government official for a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the W...

TikTok US

US offers to exempt employees and contractors from TikTok executive order

The US has offered to exclude from President Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok workers and contractors performing”their regular job duties and re...

TikTok

ByteDance picks Oracle as its partner in an attempt to save TikTok US

Oracle has announced that it might team up with ByteDance in order to maintain TikTok’s ability to continue operating in the United States, beating Microsoft in a deal struct...

Facebook Buttons

High court in Ireland freezes probe into Facebook’s EU-US data flows

The Republic of Ireland’s High Court has temporarily frozen a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator which threatened to stop the US social network giantR...

Google Energy

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Google intends to power its data centres and offices using only carbon-free power by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous aim of matching its energy use...

TikTok US

ByteDance drops TikTok’s US sale, to partner with Oracle

ByteDance abandoned the purchase price of TikTok from the US on Sunday to pursue a partnership with Oracle it hopes will save it a US prohibit when appeasing China’s authorit...

nvidia chip

Nvidia’s deal for Arm sparks quick backlash in chip industry

Nvidia’s $40 billion agreement to acquire Arm Ltd from SoftBank Group is likely to meet strong resistance from Nvidia’s chip industry rivals, analysts say, with murmurs...

Facebook App

Facebook removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activists

Facebook has begun removing claims that the deadly wildfires in Oregon were started by various right-wing and right-wing groups, a spokesman for its social networking titan has sai...

TikTok

TikTok: This is what happens next

On Thursday, President Trump stated that he does not plan to extend a deadline for ByteDance to market TikTok’s US business, with the process still mired in uncertainty and p...