November 18, 2019

Venezuela is rolling out a new ID card manufactured in China that can track, reward, and punish citizens

Pin It

By Angus Berwick, Reuters From Business Insider “With this card, we are going to do everything from now on.”Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the “carnet de la patria,” or “fatherland card,” manufactured by Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. The ID transmits data about cardholders to government […]

Australia’s top cyber spy says Chinese tech is too good to be allowed near its key infrastructure

Pin It

By Christian Edwards From Business Insider Australia’s chief cyber spy says Chinese telecoms are a threat to critical infrastructure and that’s why they were banned from Canberra’s growing 5G network. That news may not come as a surprise to China, but the Ministry of Commerce and the Global Times expressed some shock, confusion, and hurt […]

‘Made in China 2025’: How 5G could put China in charge of the wireless backbone and ahead of the pack

Pin It

By Bien Perez,Li Tao From South China Morning Post The fifth instalment of a series on China’s hi-tech industry development master plan looks at 5G mobile technology and how it could create a more advanced digital foundation for the world’s second-largest economy In the world’s largest smartphone market, 4G is king. At the end of […]

US: Trump takes aim at foreign tech investment

Pin It

By JOHN EGGERTON From Multichannel News President Donald Trump is taking aim at “harmful” foreign investment in U.S. technology companies, including supporting the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) legislation in Congress. He is also getting Commerce to review the export of critical technologies, and change any policies in order to protect national security […]

Trade war: Is Trump serious or just negotiating?

Pin It

By Jamie Robertson Business presenter From BBC News Are we in a trade war – or are we still negotiating? As President Donald Trump launches his 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada, it could be just a negotiating ploy. If real war is a continuation of […]

ZTE will pay $1 billion fine to beat US export ban

Pin It

By Timothy J. Seppala from engadget The company will have to change its board within the next 30 days, too. Tensions between the US government and Chinese smartphone maker ZTEseem to have abated, at least temporarily. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC this morning that the government has “struck a deal” with ZTE to […]

Ruling against Microsoft has consequences for all US businesses

Pin It

By Tony Bradley From TechRepublic A US District Court ruling that Microsoft must surrender data will have ramifications for US tech companies trying to do business around the world. Conducting business on a global scale requires navigating different cultures and customs, plus dealing with different political and legal expectations from one region to the next. […]