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New U.S. curb on Huawei in limbo amid pushback from Pentagon: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has withdrawn a rule aimed at further reducing sales to China's Huawei Technologies amid concerns from the Defense Department the move would harm U.S. businesses, people familiar with the matter said. Read More


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U.S. senator slams Tesla's 'misleading' name for Autopilot driver assistance system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator on Friday urged Tesla Inc to rebrand its driver assistance system Autopilot, saying it has "an inherently misleading name" and is subject to potentially dangerous misuse. More »


Four-comma club: Predicting the next company to join trillion-dollar value elite

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The trillion-dollar market cap club expanded last week to a third U.S. company, with Google parent Alphabet Inc topping the lofty valuation mark. Adding the next member, however, is likely to take a while. More »


Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Allegations that boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have put a spotlight on the security of smartphones and the secretive tools used to hack them. More »


Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role in the country's future 5G network. More »


Intel's blockbuster results lift shares to dotcom peak, fire up sector

(Reuters) - Intel Corp's shares hit their highest in nearly two decades on Friday after cloud computing demand fired up the chipmaker's data center business and allayed concerns of market share loss to rival AMD, lifting stocks across the sector. More »


Italy watchdog threatens Facebook with another fine over improper use of data

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched proceedings against Facebook for non-compliance with a request to correct improper commercial practices in the group's treatment of user data. More »


U.S. Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. More »


Coming soon - the smartphone that promotes 'Russian values'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Smartphones and other devices sold in Russia must be pre-installed with software that is morally sound and espouses traditional Russian values, according to new draft rules. More »


Bytedance's TikTok hires Microsoft IP chief as general counsel

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular mobile video app TikTok said on Friday it has hired attorney Erich Andersen from Microsoft to serve as the company's global general counsel, reporting to president Alex Zhu. More »


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