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Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

Jan. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies. The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company stole technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test...

Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

Jan. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles detained a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, part of more than 600 arrests, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. A doctors' group said it had treated more than 60...

House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

Jan. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. The lawmakers said Wednesday that they are troubled...

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of China's Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei...

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Jan. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. The Liaoning provincial court...

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

Jan. 12, 2019 11:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Chinese tech company Huawei on Saturday announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm's reputation "into disrepute." The company said it has "decided to terminate the employment of Mr. Wang Weijing, who...

UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

Jan. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar....

The Latest: Poland spying suspect held top cyber jobs

Jan. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local): 6 p.m. The Polish state news agency says a Polish man who has been charged with spying for China had held top cybersecurity positions at different state agencies and had been involved in projects co-financed by...

AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

Jan. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. Last year, AT&T and other carriers pledged to stop providing location information to data brokers. But...

Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough

Jan. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to...