Huawei: US charges Chinese telecoms giant with stealing trade secrets

  • Grand juries indict company, affiliates and CFO on 23 charges
  • Attorney general says offending went ‘all the way to the top’

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, was on Monday criminally charged by the US with stealing trade secrets, defrauding banks and obstructing justice.

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Super Bowl: experimental radar aims to stop drone drama at game

After rogue drone sightings halt flights, startup seeks permission to test tracking system at Sunday’s game

A Bill Gates-funded startup is seeking permission to test a new kind of drone detector at Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots in Atlanta, Georgia.

Echodyne, a Seattle-based company, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Sunday to operate two experimental radars “in the immediate vicinity” of Mercedes-Benz Stadium to “alert security personnel, including Federal officers, of any unidentified drone activity during Super Bowl LIII”.

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EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Irish commission that regulates site requests urgent briefing on platforms merger

Facebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise significant data protection concerns, according to the Irish commission that regulates the social network in the EU.

The Data Protection Commission has asked for an urgent briefing with Facebook Ireland so it can assess the proposals, it said in a statement. “The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop, particularly insofar as they involve the sharing and merging of personal data between different Facebook companies.

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