TWITTER APOLOGISES FOR SUSPENDING ACCOUNTS CRITICAL OF CHINA

Twitter has apologised for suspending a number of accounts critical of China, days before the politically sensitive 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. The apology came after activists said hundreds of Twitter accounts critical of Communist Party – from “inside and outside” China – were suspended last week. Despite being blocked in China, Twitter […]

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Huawei’s own operating system could be ready this year if cut off from US tech, top exec says

Chinese technology giant Huawei could introduce its own operating system, for smartphones and laptops, this year if the company is banned from using Google and Microsoft software due to pressure from Washington. The head of the company’s consumer division Richard Yu told CNBC the operating system could be ready for use in China by the […]

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Social media restricted in Indonesia following deadly riots

Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram have reportedly been restricted by the Indonesian government to limit the spread of fake news following deadly riots in the capital city of Jakarta over the results of the presidential election. This decision was made following political tension over the release of the results of its presidential election on Tuesday. Riots […]

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Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with […]

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WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system […]

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Huawei aims to #RewriteTheRules with its pioneering HUAWEI P30 Series

Huawei’s  P  series is well known for its innovations in photography and design, and its latest range will  undoubtedly set the standard for the next generation of smartphones. “Like its predecessors, the P30 series has superior photography and design hardwired into its DNA,”  notes Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South  Africa. […]

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Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone

Samsung said on Monday it was delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers. Some reviewers who got their hands on the Galaxy Fold early reported problems with screens breaking. Samsung said it decided to put off this week’s planned release of the Fold after some reviews “showed us […]

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Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content. Easy access to damaging material particularly among young people has caused growing concern worldwide and came into the spotlight in Britain after the death of 14-year-old […]

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Samsung releases world’s first 5G phone

Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system. On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that […]

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