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US pays more for mobile access than other countries
Published in News


Making American phone bills grate again

American consumers pay significantly more for their mobile service than people in many other countries, reports the New York Times.

Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" to the United States
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Officially declared

The United States  has formally declared telecom giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats".

US tech deals fall by 29.7 percent
Published in News
Friday, 05 June 2020 12:24

US tech deals fall by 29.7 percent


No one wants to buy second hand technology companies

The US technology industry saw a drop of 29.7 percent in deal activity in April 2020.

Apple threatens looters
Published in News
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:19

Apple threatens looters


You will be tracked

The fruity cargo cult Apple is incandescent with rage after looters dared to take their overpriced trinkets from Apple stores.

Chinese smartphone makers looking away from US
Published in Mobiles


US dependence is too risky

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is increasing its its efforts to develop its own smartphone CPUs believing that US gear is too risky to have in your supply chain.

British surrender again to the US, this time over Huawei
Published in Network


Because the last time it surrendered to the US, things worked out so well

The National Cyber Security Agency in the UK is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company's technology as planned for 5G networks.

US Democrats worried about TSMC plans
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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:44

US Democrats worried about TSMC plans


Trump needs to explain what he promised

The US Democrats are smelling a rat after TSMC announced plans to build a US-based $12 billion plant on the same day that it kicked one of its best customers, Huawei, in the supply chain.

Fears UK government is handing over NHS data to US overlords
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Concern about motivations of US tech companies

A campaign group has written to UK health secretary Matt Hancock calling for greater openness in the government’s embrace of private-sector tech companies contracted to provide a data store and dashboards as part of the NHS response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Apple to open US stores
Published in News
Monday, 18 May 2020 11:30

Apple to open US stores


But customers must wear masks while they are robbed

Apple has said that it will also open 25 stores in the US this week but fanboys who show up with their heavy weapons in a show of solidarity for its anti-lock down policy will have to wear masks and have their temperature taken.

US Congress is banning encryption
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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 12:00

US Congress is banning encryption


Under a law to protect kids from paedophiles

The US government is trying to sneak a law banning encryption under a law to protect kids from paedophiles.