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Trump Administration to Revoke Certain Huawei Export Licenses in Final Swipe

Donald Trump's campaign against Huawei has seemingly continued into his administration's final days. The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on...

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 Days

The war against Chinese tech continues for President Donald Trump, as this evening he signed an executive order to block all U.S. transactions with ByteDance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat (via The Verge). The executive order will start in 45 days on September 20, which is only five days after Microsoft’s deadline to acquire TikTok. The...

Tulsa Trump Rally Trolled by TikTok Teens, K-Pop Fans

TikTok users are at least partially responsible for registering many seats in yesterday's Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Trump campaign said last week the rally had more than a million requests for tickets to the rally at Bank of Oklahoma Center, which had been rescheduled from Friday to avoid coinciding with the Juneteenth holiday. But coverage of the...

Trump Expected to Sign Executive Order That Could Limit Protections of Twitter, Other Social Media

US President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Thursday about social media, according to tweets by several White House reporters on Wednesday. According to a new Washington Post report, the expected move comes after Twitter fact-checked Trump tweets on mail-in ballots for containing "potentially misleading misinformation." The social media giant applied for...

Trump Might Reconsider Tariffs on Apple Products Built in China: Bloomberg

Apple is lobbying President Trump hard on why its products made in China should not be hit with 10 percent tariffs come September 1, which will include the Apple Watch, AirPods, and other Apple products. [caption id="attachment_302258" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Wikipedia[/caption] According to a new report from Bloomberg, US President Donald Trump said Sunday Apple CEO Tim Cook made...

President Trump’s iPhone Being Spied on by Russia and China: NYT

Intelligence reports indicate that Russian and Chinese spies are listening in on President Donald Trump's phone calls on his iPhone. [caption id="attachment_269074" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Associated Press[/caption] According to a new post from the New York Times, American intelligence officials believe that US President Donald Trump's iPhone calls to old friends and business associates are being monitored by Chinese...

Tim Cook Talks Apple’s ‘Moral Responsibility’ to the U.S. Economy

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with the New York Times for an interview last week where he discussed topics ranging from job creation and diversity to the company's efforts to introduce coding curriculum in schools and colleges. In another sign of corporations' rising voice amid frustration with President Trump, Cook tells the New York Times' Andrew Ross...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Condemns Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has become the latest business leader to speak out against Donald Trump's response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. In an email to staff, obtained by Buzzfeed, the tech boss said he "disagree[d] with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence" between...

White House Seeks Aid from Tech Firms in Modernizing Government IT

Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law to US President Donald Trump, has requested major tech firms, including Apple and Google, to help the government better utilize technology. Kushner, on a private call with several major tech companies, announced that the White House will form small "centres of excellence" to aid federal agencies in embracing cloud...

Apple Supplier Foxconn Confirms Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin

Today, Apple supplier Foxconn announced plans to invest $10 billion in the United States. The money will go towards building a new factory in Wisconsin that will employ more than 3,000 employees. The announcement came at an event hosted by President Trump this afternoon at the White House. The Trump administration said that the factory...

Canadians Could See Cheaper Wireless Plans After NAFTA Negotiations

According to a new report from Global News, Canadians could see cheaper wireless cellphone plans following NAFTA negotiations. One of the Trump Administration's proposals for the renegotiation aims to make it easier for telecoms in the United States to do business in Canada. In a statement Walid Hejazi, a professor with the Rotman School of...