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TikTok’s Microsoft Sale Could Accelerate Fragmentation of Internet: Expert

Microsoft’s proposed buyout of popular Chinese-backed music app TikTok could accelerate the “next step” of the global internet’s fragmentation into regional blocs, according to a Melbourne-based cybersecurity expert. TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, […]

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India Bans 47 Additional Chinese Mobile Apps

The Indian government has banned 47 additional Chinese social media applications, following a ban of 59 mostly Chinese apps last month, according to several local media. The fresh action involves clones and variants of apps […]

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Germany Urged to Review Huawei Role After UK Ban

Following Britain’s decision to ban Huawei from its 5G network, Germany has come under increased pressure to review its own relationship with the Chinese telecom firm. The United Kingdom announced on July 14 that it […]

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Japanese Companies Team up to Challenge Chinese 5G Supplier Huawei

A Japanese information technology and electronics company and the country’s largest telecom operator announced plans to partner on research and development of secure 5G networks, challenging Chinese technology company Huawei, which has been designated a […]

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The Double-Edged Sword of Facial Recognition Technology

Commentary On the television crime drama “FBI,” Special Agent Jubal Valentine brusquely orders an underling to run a photograph through facial recognition to identify a suspect. Boom! After a rocket-speed search, the computer spits out […]