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Johnny Huff 2018-01-09
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Political pressure may have interfered with a second deal by Chinese tech giant Huawei to sell its phones in the United States, this time with Verizon Wireless.

On Monday, news emerged that AT pulled out of a deal to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and The Information reported the deal had been a victim of congressional pressure.

Now, on Tuesday, as Huawei touted the Mate 10 Pro at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, Android Police reported similar pressure on Verizon.

Huawei said it doesn't comment on "rumors and speculation."

Verizon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

But Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, expressed frustration at the carrier partnerships.

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David Carter 2018-03-19
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Mark Zuckerberg's name is ringing across Capitol Hill again, as politicians demand the Facebook founder testify to Congress in the wake of the social network's scandal with a data firm affiliated with the Donald Trump campaign.

Facebook on late Friday disclosed that researchers from UK-based Cambridge Analytica had duped the social networking giant and stolen access to data from more than 50 million Facebook users through an app called "thisisyourdigitallife," which was then used for political ads during the 2016 presidential election.

By Monday morning, multiple senators have demanded that Zuckerberg testify before Congress.

But it's unclear whether it'll happen.

While the government has summoned Facebook multiple times, Zuckerberg himself has never testified on these issues.

In the past, Facebook has sent its general counsel Colin Stretch, Monika Bickert, Facebook's head of global policy management and other executives not named Mark Zuckerberg.

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Charles Glass 2018-01-09
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Reports from The Wall Street Journal and other outlets say that AT was ready to announce a distribution deal with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, but the deal fell through at the last minute.

The deal would have seen Huawei phones bundled with service deals in AT stores, as carrier stores are the primary way US consumers buy phones.

The two companies were ready to announce the deal at the currently ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas.

Huawei is the number three smartphone vendor worldwide, behind only Apple and Samsung, but the company struggles in the US.

Huawei currently sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the US market.

Outside of the US, Huawei is a massive company, making not only phones but also its own line of "HiSilicon" SoCs.

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Three representatives also want to investigate whether any political pressure swayed the USPS to name Oshkosh the winner over others.
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Bart King 2018-01-30
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Huawei's ambitions to sell its phones in the US appear to remain just out of reach.

Verizon is abandoning a plan to sell phones made by the popular Chinese device maker because of US government worries about security risk, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday that cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Huawei has been pushing to sell its Mate 10 Pro phone as one of the first to handle the super-fast 5G networks that US carriers are building.

But some lawmakers and US agencies fear 5G phones made by companies close to the Chinese government could expose the US to security threats, according to the report.

Neither Huawei nor Verizon immediately responded to requests to comment.

AT pulled out of a deal to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro earlier this month, also reportedly a victim of congressional pressure.

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Ronald Mitchell 2020-08-20
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Tech firms are in everybody’s crosshairs these days. The recent congressional grilling of high-profile tech CEOs made the companies seem like a growing public menace on many fronts: antitrust, bias, privacy, censorship, electoral interference, inequitable income distribution, and unfair labor practices.

Big tech behaving like sterotypical big business

There’s no denying that prominent tech vendors are growing uncomfortably large and influential in the world economy. Most of the so-called FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) are starting to behave like industrial powerhouses of old:

To read this article in full, please click here

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Adolfo Lorenzo 2019-04-09
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Facebook agreed to update its terms of service on Tuesday, clarifying the language around what it does with customer data, following pressure from within the EU.

The social network reached the decision after discussions with the European Commission and a coalition of consumer rights groups, which accused Facebook of not being clear enough how it uses customer data to make money.

The actual content of the terms of service won't change, but the language very much will.

Facebook agreed to make the changes, which it will apply globally, by the end of June.

"Today Facebook finally shows commitment to more transparency and straight forward language in its terms of use," said Vera Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality in a statement.

"A company that wants to restore consumers trust after the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal should not hide behind complicated, legalistic jargon on how it is making billions on people's data."

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Alvaro Okajima 2019-03-20
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Big tech is coming under renewed political pressure following the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday.

The CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have been asked to attend a homeland security briefing.

Three major New Zealand telecoms companies have also weighed in, asking that the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google take part in urgent talks about "harmful content."

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft are all coming under mounting political pressure to answer questions following the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

YouTube did not disclose the exact number of videos it removed, but said it was in the tens of thousands.

Read more: YouTube's human moderators couldn't stem the deluge of Christchurch massacre videos, so YouTube benched them

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Michael Wilson 2017-05-02
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p Infosys, the India-headquartered tech consulting giant, has promised to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years.

The company said today that it will accomplish this by launching four new technology hubs in the U.S., with the first set to open this August in Indiana.

The company’s announcement comes two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to review how H-1B visas are distributed.

Bills to reform the program, which grants visas to highly skilled workers, are also under consideration in Congress and have received bipartisan support.

Indian IT firms like Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services rely heavily on the H-1B program to bring in workers and are eager to gain favor with U.S. politicians.

While no changes have been made yet to the H-1B program under the current administration, Infosys has been treading carefully.

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Julian Dunkelberger 2017-12-12
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Facebook has announced plans to restructure its global tax affairs so that it records ad revenue locally rather than channeling it through its international HQ in Dublin, Ireland.

The social networking giant, among other technology firms, has faced growing criticism over the way it reports its taxes, particularly in the European Union.

A number of technology companies have been accused of setting up elaborate structures to minimize the amount of taxes they pay.

With Europe currently in the midst of exploring new ways to tax tech giants such as Facebook, the company has taken the initiative and announced that changes are coming over the next couple of years.

“We believe that moving to a local selling structure will provide more transparency to governments and policy makers around the world who have called for greater visibility over the revenue associated with locally supported sales in their countries,” explained Facebook chief financial officer (CFO) Dave Wehner, in a blog post.

The company’s international HQ will continue to be in Dublin, but in countries where Facebook has local offices already supporting advertisers, the company said that it intends to begin implementing changes throughout 2018 and into 2019 so that it can file ad revenues there.

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Peter Merchant 2017-08-04
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in the Uk large listed company ceo pay decreased last year by 17%.

Companies have reacted to political pressure by the leaders of the high fees is the country assigned.

Last year the London stock exchange FTSE100 list of companies, ceos made an average of 4.5 million pounds, or about 5 million.

the Previous year the average was 5.4 million pounds, or about 6 million.

the report report the hr industry Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and ajatuspaja the High Pay Centre.

the average annual income are in the Uk of 28 000 pounds, which means about 31 000 euros.

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Duane Harrison 2018-01-30
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Huawei's consumer CEO, Richard Yu, with the new Mate 10 Pro Rick Wilking/Reuters

Verizon is reportedly cancelling its plans to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro amid an ongoing investigation of Chinese-made telecom equipment.

AT also dropped its deal with Huawei to offer the Mate 10 Pro due to political pressure in January 8.

The US government's concern is over the Mate 10 Pro's 5G capabilities and Huawei's alleged ties to the Chinese government.

Verizon is following AT's lead and cancelling plans to sell Huawei's Mate 10 Pro smartphone that boasts support for the upcoming super-fast 5G network, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday.

Verizon's decision is reportedly based on political pressure from the US government, which is seeing a reinvigorated fear of spying from China as US regulators urged an investigation of Chinese-made telecom equipment in December 2017.

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Beatrice Patterson 2019-07-31
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Less than 24 hours after Adweek reported that Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, ended its contract with private prison company The Geo Group, the former client fired back.

The Geo Group is America’s largest operator of private prison facilities and a top contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Several of its migrant detention centers have come under fire after allegations of unsanitary conditions and parents being separated from their children under Trump administration policies.

The Geo Group has denied these reports.

A spokesman described unflattering media coverage of his company as “politically motivated attacks” and suggested Edelman bowed to political pressure in deciding to terminate the contract.

“It’s truly disappointing that a renowned public relations firm, which prides itself on helping companies tell their story, would allow the personal political beliefs of some employees to undermine a business contract,” wrote representative Pablo Paez in an email to Adweek.

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Racial issues dominated U.S. political chatter on Facebook ahead of tonight s presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump, data from the social media giant released Monday shows.From Aug.25 to Sept. 24, racial issues was the most talked about political topic on Facebook nationwide followed by Homeland Security and terrorism, government ethics, the economy and religion.The findings aren t surprising given the recent media attention surrounding the deaths of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, two black men who were fatally shot by police.On Saturday, Charlotte police released video footage from police dash and body cameras that showed the shooting of Scott after facing more political pressure, including from Clinton.

Trump, who has been accused of making racist remarks during his campaign, has also been trying to reach out to more black voters.

The Justice Department is investigating both shootings.More than 33 million people nationwide posted about, shared, liked or commented on Facebook posts about Trump more than 367 million times.

Clinton-related content generated chatter from 28.6 million people more than 298 million times.Facebook is sponsoring tonight s presidential debate, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. PT at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, is moderating the highly anticipated event.But television isn t the only way to catch the political showdown.

Facebook and Twitter are both live-streaming coverage of tonight s debate.Photo: A TV technician is seen on the stage of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Sept. 26, 2016.

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Bryan White 2016-06-15
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In the wake of the mass shooting committed this Sunday in Pulse,

a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Connecticut Senator Chris

Murphy has launched a surprise filibuster on the floor of the US

Senate to call for action on guns.

The senator

is allowed to take a break from talking while other senators ask

questions.

This filibuster is particularly interesting because,

instead of reading from the phone book or otherwise blustering,

Murphy and his colleagues are discussing and sharing facts about

guns - even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC has laid off gun violence research for decades, largely due to

political pressure and a lack of dedicated funds.Between 2005 and 2015, guns were involved in the deaths of

301,797

Americans.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Copyright 2016.

More from Tech Insider:These are the 10 most talked-about games at E3, the biggest gaming event of the yearAMC's latest show 'Preacher' was influenced by 'Lost,' and that may be its biggest problem10 big problems that iOS 10 will fix AAPL Meerkat has secretly been testing a new video chat appWatch one senator's surprise filibuster about gun violenceNOW WATCH: Here's how many people die from terrorism compared to gun violenceLoading video...

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Jerry Turk 2018-02-06
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After years of trying to crack the US market, Huawei was poised to get a big boost via a partnership with AT which would grant its flagship phone, the Mate 10 Pro, carrier support.

That deal was nixed at the last minute -- but the phone will still be sold in the US.

Preorders for the unlocked Mate 10 Pro opened on Monday on sites like Amazon and Best Buy.

It'll sell for $799, plus for now you get a free $150 gift card at the retailer you bought it from.

Shipping on Feb. 18, the 6-inch phone will be available in Titanium Gray and Midnight Blue.

The Mate 10 Pro, one of CNET's favourite phones from last year, is powered by Huawei's own Kirin 970 processor, which gives performance similar to what you'd expect from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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Johnny Huff 2018-01-09
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Political pressure may have interfered with a second deal by Chinese tech giant Huawei to sell its phones in the United States, this time with Verizon Wireless.

On Monday, news emerged that AT pulled out of a deal to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and The Information reported the deal had been a victim of congressional pressure.

Now, on Tuesday, as Huawei touted the Mate 10 Pro at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, Android Police reported similar pressure on Verizon.

Huawei said it doesn't comment on "rumors and speculation."

Verizon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

But Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, expressed frustration at the carrier partnerships.

Charles Glass 2018-01-09
img

Reports from The Wall Street Journal and other outlets say that AT was ready to announce a distribution deal with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, but the deal fell through at the last minute.

The deal would have seen Huawei phones bundled with service deals in AT stores, as carrier stores are the primary way US consumers buy phones.

The two companies were ready to announce the deal at the currently ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas.

Huawei is the number three smartphone vendor worldwide, behind only Apple and Samsung, but the company struggles in the US.

Huawei currently sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the US market.

Outside of the US, Huawei is a massive company, making not only phones but also its own line of "HiSilicon" SoCs.

Bart King 2018-01-30
img

Huawei's ambitions to sell its phones in the US appear to remain just out of reach.

Verizon is abandoning a plan to sell phones made by the popular Chinese device maker because of US government worries about security risk, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday that cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Huawei has been pushing to sell its Mate 10 Pro phone as one of the first to handle the super-fast 5G networks that US carriers are building.

But some lawmakers and US agencies fear 5G phones made by companies close to the Chinese government could expose the US to security threats, according to the report.

Neither Huawei nor Verizon immediately responded to requests to comment.

AT pulled out of a deal to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro earlier this month, also reportedly a victim of congressional pressure.

Adolfo Lorenzo 2019-04-09
img

Facebook agreed to update its terms of service on Tuesday, clarifying the language around what it does with customer data, following pressure from within the EU.

The social network reached the decision after discussions with the European Commission and a coalition of consumer rights groups, which accused Facebook of not being clear enough how it uses customer data to make money.

The actual content of the terms of service won't change, but the language very much will.

Facebook agreed to make the changes, which it will apply globally, by the end of June.

"Today Facebook finally shows commitment to more transparency and straight forward language in its terms of use," said Vera Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality in a statement.

"A company that wants to restore consumers trust after the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal should not hide behind complicated, legalistic jargon on how it is making billions on people's data."

Michael Wilson 2017-05-02
img

p Infosys, the India-headquartered tech consulting giant, has promised to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years.

The company said today that it will accomplish this by launching four new technology hubs in the U.S., with the first set to open this August in Indiana.

The company’s announcement comes two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to review how H-1B visas are distributed.

Bills to reform the program, which grants visas to highly skilled workers, are also under consideration in Congress and have received bipartisan support.

Indian IT firms like Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services rely heavily on the H-1B program to bring in workers and are eager to gain favor with U.S. politicians.

While no changes have been made yet to the H-1B program under the current administration, Infosys has been treading carefully.

Peter Merchant 2017-08-04
img

in the Uk large listed company ceo pay decreased last year by 17%.

Companies have reacted to political pressure by the leaders of the high fees is the country assigned.

Last year the London stock exchange FTSE100 list of companies, ceos made an average of 4.5 million pounds, or about 5 million.

the Previous year the average was 5.4 million pounds, or about 6 million.

the report report the hr industry Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and ajatuspaja the High Pay Centre.

the average annual income are in the Uk of 28 000 pounds, which means about 31 000 euros.

Beatrice Patterson 2019-07-31
img

Less than 24 hours after Adweek reported that Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, ended its contract with private prison company The Geo Group, the former client fired back.

The Geo Group is America’s largest operator of private prison facilities and a top contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Several of its migrant detention centers have come under fire after allegations of unsanitary conditions and parents being separated from their children under Trump administration policies.

The Geo Group has denied these reports.

A spokesman described unflattering media coverage of his company as “politically motivated attacks” and suggested Edelman bowed to political pressure in deciding to terminate the contract.

“It’s truly disappointing that a renowned public relations firm, which prides itself on helping companies tell their story, would allow the personal political beliefs of some employees to undermine a business contract,” wrote representative Pablo Paez in an email to Adweek.

Bryan White 2016-06-15
img

In the wake of the mass shooting committed this Sunday in Pulse,

a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Connecticut Senator Chris

Murphy has launched a surprise filibuster on the floor of the US

Senate to call for action on guns.

The senator

is allowed to take a break from talking while other senators ask

questions.

This filibuster is particularly interesting because,

instead of reading from the phone book or otherwise blustering,

Murphy and his colleagues are discussing and sharing facts about

guns - even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC has laid off gun violence research for decades, largely due to

political pressure and a lack of dedicated funds.Between 2005 and 2015, guns were involved in the deaths of

301,797

Americans.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Copyright 2016.

More from Tech Insider:These are the 10 most talked-about games at E3, the biggest gaming event of the yearAMC's latest show 'Preacher' was influenced by 'Lost,' and that may be its biggest problem10 big problems that iOS 10 will fix AAPL Meerkat has secretly been testing a new video chat appWatch one senator's surprise filibuster about gun violenceNOW WATCH: Here's how many people die from terrorism compared to gun violenceLoading video...

David Carter 2018-03-19
img

Mark Zuckerberg's name is ringing across Capitol Hill again, as politicians demand the Facebook founder testify to Congress in the wake of the social network's scandal with a data firm affiliated with the Donald Trump campaign.

Facebook on late Friday disclosed that researchers from UK-based Cambridge Analytica had duped the social networking giant and stolen access to data from more than 50 million Facebook users through an app called "thisisyourdigitallife," which was then used for political ads during the 2016 presidential election.

By Monday morning, multiple senators have demanded that Zuckerberg testify before Congress.

But it's unclear whether it'll happen.

While the government has summoned Facebook multiple times, Zuckerberg himself has never testified on these issues.

In the past, Facebook has sent its general counsel Colin Stretch, Monika Bickert, Facebook's head of global policy management and other executives not named Mark Zuckerberg.

Robert Tuohy 2021-03-10
img
Three representatives also want to investigate whether any political pressure swayed the USPS to name Oshkosh the winner over others.
Ronald Mitchell 2020-08-20
img

Tech firms are in everybody’s crosshairs these days. The recent congressional grilling of high-profile tech CEOs made the companies seem like a growing public menace on many fronts: antitrust, bias, privacy, censorship, electoral interference, inequitable income distribution, and unfair labor practices.

Big tech behaving like sterotypical big business

There’s no denying that prominent tech vendors are growing uncomfortably large and influential in the world economy. Most of the so-called FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) are starting to behave like industrial powerhouses of old:

To read this article in full, please click here

Alvaro Okajima 2019-03-20
img

Big tech is coming under renewed political pressure following the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday.

The CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have been asked to attend a homeland security briefing.

Three major New Zealand telecoms companies have also weighed in, asking that the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google take part in urgent talks about "harmful content."

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft are all coming under mounting political pressure to answer questions following the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

YouTube did not disclose the exact number of videos it removed, but said it was in the tens of thousands.

Read more: YouTube's human moderators couldn't stem the deluge of Christchurch massacre videos, so YouTube benched them

Julian Dunkelberger 2017-12-12
img

Facebook has announced plans to restructure its global tax affairs so that it records ad revenue locally rather than channeling it through its international HQ in Dublin, Ireland.

The social networking giant, among other technology firms, has faced growing criticism over the way it reports its taxes, particularly in the European Union.

A number of technology companies have been accused of setting up elaborate structures to minimize the amount of taxes they pay.

With Europe currently in the midst of exploring new ways to tax tech giants such as Facebook, the company has taken the initiative and announced that changes are coming over the next couple of years.

“We believe that moving to a local selling structure will provide more transparency to governments and policy makers around the world who have called for greater visibility over the revenue associated with locally supported sales in their countries,” explained Facebook chief financial officer (CFO) Dave Wehner, in a blog post.

The company’s international HQ will continue to be in Dublin, but in countries where Facebook has local offices already supporting advertisers, the company said that it intends to begin implementing changes throughout 2018 and into 2019 so that it can file ad revenues there.

Duane Harrison 2018-01-30
img

Huawei's consumer CEO, Richard Yu, with the new Mate 10 Pro Rick Wilking/Reuters

Verizon is reportedly cancelling its plans to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro amid an ongoing investigation of Chinese-made telecom equipment.

AT also dropped its deal with Huawei to offer the Mate 10 Pro due to political pressure in January 8.

The US government's concern is over the Mate 10 Pro's 5G capabilities and Huawei's alleged ties to the Chinese government.

Verizon is following AT's lead and cancelling plans to sell Huawei's Mate 10 Pro smartphone that boasts support for the upcoming super-fast 5G network, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday.

Verizon's decision is reportedly based on political pressure from the US government, which is seeing a reinvigorated fear of spying from China as US regulators urged an investigation of Chinese-made telecom equipment in December 2017.

Anthony Breedlove 2016-09-26
img

Racial issues dominated U.S. political chatter on Facebook ahead of tonight s presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump, data from the social media giant released Monday shows.From Aug.25 to Sept. 24, racial issues was the most talked about political topic on Facebook nationwide followed by Homeland Security and terrorism, government ethics, the economy and religion.The findings aren t surprising given the recent media attention surrounding the deaths of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, two black men who were fatally shot by police.On Saturday, Charlotte police released video footage from police dash and body cameras that showed the shooting of Scott after facing more political pressure, including from Clinton.

Trump, who has been accused of making racist remarks during his campaign, has also been trying to reach out to more black voters.

The Justice Department is investigating both shootings.More than 33 million people nationwide posted about, shared, liked or commented on Facebook posts about Trump more than 367 million times.

Clinton-related content generated chatter from 28.6 million people more than 298 million times.Facebook is sponsoring tonight s presidential debate, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. PT at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, is moderating the highly anticipated event.But television isn t the only way to catch the political showdown.

Facebook and Twitter are both live-streaming coverage of tonight s debate.Photo: A TV technician is seen on the stage of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Sept. 26, 2016.

Jerry Turk 2018-02-06
img

After years of trying to crack the US market, Huawei was poised to get a big boost via a partnership with AT which would grant its flagship phone, the Mate 10 Pro, carrier support.

That deal was nixed at the last minute -- but the phone will still be sold in the US.

Preorders for the unlocked Mate 10 Pro opened on Monday on sites like Amazon and Best Buy.

It'll sell for $799, plus for now you get a free $150 gift card at the retailer you bought it from.

Shipping on Feb. 18, the 6-inch phone will be available in Titanium Gray and Midnight Blue.

The Mate 10 Pro, one of CNET's favourite phones from last year, is powered by Huawei's own Kirin 970 processor, which gives performance similar to what you'd expect from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.