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Huawei's founder denies presence of 'backdoors' for spying

Bejing - The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company and denied there are any "backdoors" in its technology to spy for Beijing.

Huawei's founder says world can't live without it

Bejing - The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company, saying defiantly that the world cannot do without Huawei and its "more advanced" technology.

Kampala expels boss of MTN's Uganda arm, citing 'national security'

Kanpala - Kampala has deported the Belgian CEO of the Ugandan branch of MTN on security grounds, in the fourth such expulsion targeting the South African telecoms giant within a month.

China denies 'ridiculous' spying allegations by Lithuania

Vilnius - China on Friday denied what it termed "ridiculous" allegations of spying levelled by Lithuania as the Baltic eurozone state joined other western nations in expressing concerns about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

San Francisco - Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.

Don't let Huawei help set up 5G, US warns EU nations

Apo - US officials are fanning out across Europe to warn about the security risks of allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build 5G mobile networks, a US diplomat said Tuesday.

Don't let Huawei help set up 5G, US warns EU nations

Apo - US officials are fanning out across Europe to warn about the security risks of allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build 5G mobile networks, a US diplomat said Tuesday.

Learning to talk again: life without internet in Tonga

Nukalofa - A two-week cyber blackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to rediscover the art of offline communication.

China decries 'political manipulations' behind Huawei case in US

Bejing - China on Tuesday decried the "political manipulations" behind the US case against Huawei as Washington indicted the tech giant's chief financial officer and levelled sweeping charges against the company.

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Harare - Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.Police and soldiers have been accused of indiscriminately dragging people from their homes and beating them....

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive: official

Ottawa - Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China following the arrest on December 1 of a senior executive from Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, Ottawa said Thursday, with eight subsequently released.

Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany after court case loss

Berlin - A German court on Thursday found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany.

Five key customer service trends for 2019 Special

Customer services have been subject to several digital disruptions and there are more to come. Adopting these are necessary to deliver customer value and in order to remain competitive.

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

Wellington - New Zealand's largest telecoms carrier Spark said Wednesday that the country's intelligence agency had barred it from using equipment provided by China's Huawei in its 5G network as it posed "significant national security risks".

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing phones

Rome - Italy's competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones.

Facebook simplifies Messenger app

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users.

Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

San Francisco - Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service.

Comcast faces continued doubts over wisdom of Sky purchase

New York - As it prepares to take control of British telecommunications company Sky following a tense, months-long bidding war, American cable giant Comcast faces continued doubts about its strategy for content and technology -- and whether it will pay off.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

San Francisco - Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Iranians targeted by smartphone surveillance operation: report

Paris - Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point on Friday said a surveillance operation had targeted the smartphones of several hundred Iranian citizens via malware implanted in their handsets, indicating Tehran was responsible.

Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations

San Francisco - A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people's privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite "location history" settings being turned off.

Chinese tech 'wolf' Huawei stalks Apple and Samsung

Shanghai - Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei, likens the company to a ruthless "wolf" tirelessly running down its prey, an ethos that could soon make it the apex predator of the smartphone world.

China's ZTE dives 39% at resumption of trading in Hong Kong

Fpo - Shares in Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE collapsed 39 percent Wednesday as trading in the company resumed after it reached a settlement with the United States over its handling of a sanctions violation.

Despite Trump deal, China's ZTE, Huawei to face closed doors in US market

Washington - Chinese telecoms companies like ZTE and Huawei face severely tightened access to the US market despite the Trump administration's deal this week to give ZTE a lifeline after it agreed to a steep fine.

China's ZTE vows to clean up its act following US deal

Shanghai - China's ZTE has pledged to dish out internal punishments and address flaws in its corporate culture after Washington and Beijing reached a deal to ease sanctions that had pushed the telecoms equipment maker to the brink of collapse.

Telegram says Apple cleared path for app update

San Francisco - Telegram said Friday that Apple cleared the path for an updated version of the secure messaging app despite a ban in Russia.

Operator of world's top internet hub sues German spy agency

Berlin - The operator of the world's largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany's spy agency, a German court heard Wednesday.

Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

San Jose - Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years.

China's ZTE says US sanctions have crippled operations

Chinese telecom giant ZTE said its major operations had "ceased" following last month's US ban on American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the possibility of its collapse.

DX success: Sprint focuses on telecom customer experience

The U.S. telecom company Sprint provides a strong example of a digital transformation success story. The company has implemented two systems to gather and analyse customer data, enabling improved product targeting.
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