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China reportedly bans foreign technology in its government and public offices

China is reportedly planning to ban all government offices and public institutions from using foreign software and computers in a move that could dent sales by US tech companies and increase tensions at a crucial moment in the trade war.


Apple may be ditching the lightning charging cable for some iPhones by 2021, analyst says

After more than seven years, it could soon be time to bid farewell to Apple's lightning charging cable.

Reddit says UK election document leak points to Russia

The distribution of a leaked UK trade agreement with the United States, currently the subject of heated debate ahead of the United Kingdom's general elections, is likely the work of an established information operation with suspected ties to Russian intelligence, Reddit said Friday.

Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault

Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.

Amazon will open a new office in New York City by 2021

Amazon may have killed its plan for a second headquarters in New York, but it still wants in on the city's tech talent.

This tool helps influencers fight back when their content is stolen

A photo of social media influencer Chelsie Petras recently appeared in an Instagram ad for a subscription-box service. There was just one problem: the brand didn't ask her permission to be in the ad.

Amazon now has 3 women on its senior leadership team -- and 19 men

Amazon just tripled the number of women on its senior leadership team, which works closely with CEO Jeff Bezos. But they're still outnumbered six-to-one by men.

SoftBank's Masa Son still trusts his gut and isn't done splashing billions on 'crazy' entrepreneurs

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is reminding critics of that other time he poured billions of dollars into a crazy entrepreneur -- Alibaba founder Jack Ma -- after meeting him for just a few minutes.

Toxic air and gridlock: India's tech cities are choking on their success

Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur moved to the Indian city of Gurgaon for a coveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn't be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe to go outside without a mask.

Apple says it isn't tracking your phone if location sharing is turned off

Apple's newer iPhones, including the iPhone 11 Pro, are its first to feature what's known as ultra wideband technology. It gives the phones "spatial awareness," enabling them to locate other devices with the same technology.

Spotify Wrapped reveals your top songs and favorite artists of the year and the decade

Whatever your guilty pleasure, Spotify Wrapped 2019 is giving music-lovers an overview of their listening habits both from the past year and the last decade.

Homeland Security drops plan to use facial recognition on traveling US citizens

UPDATE: US Customs and Border Protection, which is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, said Thursday that it is no longer seeking a regulation change that would have enabled it to use facial-recognition technology to identify all people entering and leaving the United States, including US citizens. The change follows CBP consultation with Congress and privacy experts.

Nancy Pelosi wants to scrap legal protections for Big Tech in new trade agreement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to strip key legal protections from tech companies under a long-awaited trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

SpaceX launches genetically enhanced 'mighty mice' to the International Space Station

Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, launched a spacecraft loaded with 5,700 pounds of supplies including a group of genetically enhanced 'mighty mice' to the International Space Station on Thursday.

How AI is helping spot wildfires faster

As wildfire season raged in California this fall, a startup a few states away used artificial intelligence to pinpoint the location of blazes there within minutes in some cases far faster than these fires might otherwise be noticed by firefighters or civilians.

YouTube reveals its most-watched UK videos of 2019

YouTube has revealed the videos most popular with the UK public in 2019.

How Fortnite changed Nintendo and GameStop forever

In the age of "Fortnite," video game companies have to make changes to the way they market and sell games.

Huawei sues US government over new FCC restrictions

Embattled Chinese tech company Huawei has filed a lawsuit over new restrictions from the US Federal Communications Commission that further limits what little business it has left in the United States.

Civil rights groups invited to Zuckerberg's home slam Facebook's 'lackluster response'

Facebook's policies on political ads are being criticized yet again, with several civil rights leaders recently invited to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home slamming what they say is a "lackluster response" to their concerns.

A Facebook rumor about white vans is spreading fear across America

Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city issuing a warning based on the unsubstantiated claims.