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China's Huawei opens its gates in widening PR assault

Chinese telecom giant Huawei gave foreign media a peek into its state-of-the-art facilities on March 6 as the normally secretive company steps up a counter-offensive against US warnings that it could be used by Beijing for espionage and sabotage.

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Facebook sues China-based companies for selling fake accounts

Facebook Inc and its Instagram unit sued four companies and three people based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers that the social network giant says can be used for nefarious purposes.

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Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal’s government on Feb 20 tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for “improper” social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.

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UK security watchdog said to conclude no Huawei 5G ban needed

Britain’s cybersecurity watchdog has determined that the country can manage risks tied to using equipment from Huawei Technologies Co in its 5G phone networks, according to people familiar with the matter.

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For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight.

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Australia accuses foreign government of cyberattack on lawmakers

A cyberattack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Feb 18, but did not name any suspects.

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Huawei crackdown exposes Europe as laggard in global 5G race

When UK Prime Minister Theresa May flew to China last February looking for business deals to cushion the fallout from Brexit, Huawei Technologies Co delivered with a multibillion-dollar commitment to help keep Britain “at the very forefront of the digital age”.

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Seizing on Huawei’s troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear

Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalise on the security fears hobbling China's Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives.

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Amazon calls for transparent use of facial ID tech by law enforcement agencies

Amazon.com Inc joined the call for transparency in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies, and said it supports an 'appropriate' legislative framework on the technology to protect civil rights.

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Reboot: Tonga hopes to restore Internet access by weekend

Authorities in Tonga said they're hoping people will be able to visit Facebook and YouTube again by the weekend as experts repair the vital undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world.