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Study Reveals Links Between Huawei Employees and Chinese Military

A study published this week by researchers from Fulbright University Vietnam and the London-based Henry Jackson Society revealed much deeper ties between employees of the Huawei telecom company and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) than the corporation has previously admitted.

This photo taken 03 October, 2007 shows military officers saluting for a group photo beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party's five-yearly gathering, it's 17th Party Congress, begins 15 October with President Hu Jintao expected to make bold power plays to cement …

Report: Trump May Sign Executive Order Banning Huawei Telecom Equipment

President Donald Trump reportedly will sign an executive order this week banning U.S. telecom companies from using equipment that has been deemed risky to national security. The order will not specify individual companies or countries of origin, but it will clearly have the most profound impact on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Commuters walk by the new Huawei P30 smartphone advertisement on display inside a subway station in Beijing Monday, May 13, 2019. China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

EU Opens Antitrust Probe Into Britain O2 Deal

The European Union’s competition regulator launched a probe on Friday into the proposed sale of Telefonica’s O2 unit to a Hong Kong investment company that would create Britain’s biggest mobile operator.The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said it had

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Obama Admin. Approves Plan to Make Prison Phone Calls More Affordable

In a controversial vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to “Ensuring Just, Reasonable, & Fair Rates for Inmate Calling” and would place a cap on the amount of money that communications companies charge convicts to make phone calls in jails and prisons across the country.

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NYT: AT&T Is NSA’s Biggest Partner in Spying on American Communications

For years, security-minded politicians have been saying that U.S. spy agencies and the private sector need to have a better working relationship to stop terrorism. But if the arm-in-arm relationship between communications giant AT&T and the National Security Agency is any indication, that relationship is already in full bloom. Worse, the government has been paying AT&T millions to supply the info.

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T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million to Settle Case Led by Texas AG

AUSTIN, Texas — T-Mobile has settled a nationwide investigation of illegal billing practices with Texas, 49 states, and various federal agencies this month, agreeing to fully refund customers any unauthorized charges. T-Mobile was accused of allowing “cramming,” an illegal practice where customers are enrolled in and charged for third-party services that they never authorized, such as ringtones or text message trivia subscriptions.

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