UK to Enlist Huawei to Help Build 5G Network Despite US Warnings The Trump administration has been pushing for a total ban on Huawei products, stating Beijing could potentially use the tech for spying. The administration also warned that information shared between the U.K. and U.S. could be put at risk. On Tuesday, the British government announced that it will allow Huawei to assist in building their 5G network. Huawei, who has been operating in the U.K. under government supervision since 2003, will reportedly be excluded from "security critical" areas. Ian Levy, National Cyber Security Centre, via CNN Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport A "disappointed" Trump administration will continue to encourage "all countries" to avoid using Huawei equipment. Trump administration official, via CNN
The UK said Tuesday it will let the Chinese tech firm Huawei build part of its 5G network, and the US isn't happy about it. The White House, worried the company will use its access to spy for Beijing, had wanted Huawei blackballed from the job. Coverage: Compromise: Boris Johnson's...
Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....
Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System Over 1.2 million residents in Seattle's King County will be able to vote via their smartphones. This type of voting process is a first for elections in the U.S. It is already being used in a current election concerning a board of supervisors. The election started on January 22 and will last until February 11. To vote, residents must provide their names and birthdays in a web portal. They must also provide signatures, which can be verified since voting in Washington is done through mail. Paper copies of electronic votes will also be counted for the election. King County director of elections Julie Wise says the mobile system makes it easier for people to vote. Julie Wise, via statement
Apple's fiscal first-quarter results released Tuesday provided the latest proof that the fears hanging over the consumer electronics icon might have been unfounded. The company's profits and revenue topped analyst projections.
Los Angeles County coroner's officials have identified the bodies of Kobe Bryant and three other people killed when their helicopter smashed into a foggy hillside near Los Angeles
Tinder Adds New Safety Features The dating app is adding a panic button that will alert authorities if a user feels unsafe on a date. The new section of the app, called Safety Center, will be available to U.S. users next Tuesday. Another update will include the option for users to inform friends of their location. Tinder’s parent company, Match, will roll out the safety features to its other companies, OkCupid, Hinge and Match.com later this year. Users will have to download the safety platform, Noonlight, in order to enable the features.
The California-based cannabis company is pushing its line of "live resin" vaporizers that it's promoting as a clear-cut alternative to off-market and potentially dangerous vape products.
General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people
A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky business deals
Execs from PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito-Lay North America talked about their various brands meeting the challenges of the "second biggest eating day after Thanksgiving."
Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out