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US Tech Giants Are Reportedly Selling to Huawei Despite Ban

In May, the Trump administration issued a blanket ban on US companies supplying hardware or software to the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Now a new report claims that tech companies including Intel and Micron sold millions of dollars worth of products since the ban was announced.

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Huawei Announces HarmonyOS – One OS to Rule Them All

At its annual developers conference, Huawei finally lifted the lid on its brand new operating system. Called HarmonyOS, the new operating system is set to work on a variety of devices — including smartphones. So, will HarmonyOS spell the end for Android?

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The UK’s Internet ‘Porn Block’ Delayed Indefinitely

The UK's controversial porn block has been delayed indefinitely after repeated delays which started in 2018. The policy, which was outlined in the Conservative's 2015 General Election Manifesto, has been troubled from the start with uncertainty over how the block would even work.

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Russia Taunts US with Threat of Cyber War

The United States is allegedly hacking Russia's electric power grid. It's a digital shot across the bow designed to warn President Vladimir Putin that the US can use its cybertools more aggressively, according to current government officials.

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Florida Town Pays $600,000 to Ransomware Hackers

Hacking has paid off for the criminals who held the computer systems of a small Florida town hostage. Riviera Beach, a Palm Beach suburb, has paid $600,000 in ransom to hackers who breached its system and encrypted the city's records.

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Robocall Blocking Apps Found to Share Data

A new report took a dive into the most popular anti-robocall apps and found plenty of basic and obvious privacy violations. The most common: Anti-robocall apps often monetize their service by sending user data or device data to third-party companies for a profit.

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Russia Bans 9 VPNs, But Not Kaspersky

Russia’s regulations agency Roscomnadzor has told the country's top VPN providers to link their servers to the government's system. Only one VPN provider has officially complied: Kaspersky Secure Connection. All others will be blocked within a month. Here's why.

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Firefox Could Get an Ultra-Secure ‘Tor Mode’

Firefox and the Tor Project are, apparently, working on developing a new private mode for Firefox with even more proection and security thanks to Tor's server layering tech. So, what will that mean in practice? And, does it make Firefox a more enticing Chrome alternative?

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FaceApp’s Russian Ties Spur Fears of Online Photo Privacy

FaceApp's viral images come with a policy offering little data privacy, a company based in Russia, and 80 million users' photos. Should we be worried? The app's backlash might not be entirely justified, but it definitely says a lot about how public opinion on photos has evolved.

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Chrome Restricts Ad-Blockers: What This Means For You

Google Chrome may be one of the most popular browsers out there, but it has provoked plenty of ire recently in the way that it handles ad-blocking extensions. Critics have suggested that recent changes to Chrome will make dedicated ad blocking plugins ineffective.