Google is reportedly seeking an exception to the US government's blacklisting of Huawei after the company announced it could seek to make its own version of the Andriod OS. Google fears that could expose its OS to security risks.
Huawei’s revenues for the first half of 2019 were up and, despite US blacklisting it in May, the Chinese telco is confident of more growth this year. It is now even wooing US allies, like Poland, with investment pledges.
With Google holding a chilling amount of data on hundreds of millions of people around the world, there is an increasing sense that it is neither moral nor ethical. Are we moving closer to a digital rights revolution?
Trump has lifted his trade ban on Huawei, but that won't keep the tech giant from trying to become as independent as possible. The move plays into the hands of Chinese tech and does the US no favors, says Frank Sieren.
The move means new Huawei smartphones won't be able to access many popular apps. The embattled Chinese company is under immense US pressure over its alleged government ties.
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