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President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Crypto

How American investors are gobbling up booming bitcoin

Bitcoin has grabbed headlines this week with its dizzying ascent to an all-time high. Yet, under the radar, a tendency was playing that could alter the surface of the cryptocurrenc...

Amazon

400+ lawmakers from 34 countries back ‘Make Amazon Pay’ campaign

More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon.com manager Jeff Bezos backing a campaign that asserts that the technology giant has “dodged and dism...

Trump Social Media

President Trump vows to veto defence bill unless Section 230 is scrapped

President Trump has just announced that he would veto the $740 billion National Defence Authorization Act unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech com...

Xiaomi

Xiaomi seeking up to $4 billion in equity deals

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is aiming to increase up to $4 billion in an equity and convertible bond agreement launched in Hong Kong on Tuesday, as reported by a term shee...

BlackBerry vehicle

BlackBerry and Amazon team up on vehicle data and software platform

Canada’s BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform intended to help automakers and providers standardize vehicle data and accelera...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin surges to all-time record as 2020 rally powers on

Bitcoin jumped to a record high against the dollar on Monday, as its 2020 rally steamed ahead, boosted by increased demand by both retail and institutional investors that watched t...

President Donald J Trump

President Trump to add China’s SMIC and CNOOC to defence blacklist

The Trump administration is poised to include China’s leading chipmaker SMIC and federal offshore gas and oil producer CNOOC into a blacklist of alleged Chinese military comp...

UK Huawei Technologies 5G

UK bans new Huawei 5G kit installation from September 2021

British telecommunications businesses should not install new Huawei 5G kit following September 2021, the British government has said, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese busines...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei founder urges Honor subbrand to become a competitor post split

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei called on employees of its own departing Honor sub-brand to strive to surpass its parent in a farewell address as the tech giant sells the funding brand...

Big Data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Authorities and border guards have to fight racial profiling and be sure that their usage of “big data” gathered via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases a...

ZTE

FCC affirms ZTE poses US national security threat

The Federal Communications Commission has said it had rejected a petition from ZTE Corp requesting the agency to reconsider its decision designating the Chinese firm since a US fed...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Canadian officer in Huawei CFO’s arrest says he did not ask for phone passcodes

A Canadian police officer involved in the arrest of Huawei CFOOfficer Meng Wanzhou 2 years ago in a US extradition case testified on Monday he did not plan to obtain her cellular p...

Amazon Drones

Amazon lays off staff at Prime Air drone project

Amazon.com has said it had laid off tons of employees working on the e-commerce giant’s delivery drone job as part of a reorganization of the team.