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Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist
Technology

Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist

California (Reuters): Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday,

Tech giants vow to step up fight against online extremism

Christchurch (AFP): Major tech firms on Wednesday pledged to pursue a range of new measures aimed at stamping out violent extremist content on the internet, amid growing pressure from governments in the wake of the massacres at two New Zealand mosques in March. ...

San Francisco bans facial recognition use by police and govt

California (AFP): San Francisco has banned the use of facial recognition by police and government agencies, the first US city to take such a step as privacy fears mount in the country's technology capital. ...

Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

California (Reuters): Facebook announced Wednesday it is tightening access to live streaming to prevent the rampant sharing of graphic video as took place with the Christchurch massacre. ...

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

Jerusalem (Reuters): WhatsApp said Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups. ...

Twitter accidentally shares user location data with advertising partner

Caifornia (Reuters): Twitter Inc said that it may have accidentally collected and shared location data of some users accessing its app through Apple devices with an advertising partner. ...

Space-tourism enters 'home stretch' toward commercial flight

Santa Fe (AP): Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic’s winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility in southern New Mexico, bringing his space-tourism dream a step closer to reality. ...

WhatsApp to end support for all Windows phones from December 31

California (Online): If you are still using Windows Phone in 2019, you now have another reason to buy a new Android or iOS based device! WhatsApp is ending support for all smartphone running Windows OS from December 31, 2019. ...

First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction

New York (Reuters): The detailed manual used by U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 is going up for auction in July and could fetch up to $9 million, New York auctioneers Christie’s said on Wednesday. ...