Huawei’s Android nightmare just got much, much worse

Google will cut off Huawei’s access to key Android apps and updates, it’s reported, as the Chinese company takes another hit in the US government’s trade war. Although relatively absent from US shelves, Huawei has a huge smartphone business in Europe and Asia, which could well be significantly impacted by the change. The company’s relationship with the US government has … Continue reading

Trump declares ‘national emergency’ to make way for Huawei ban

The US government now has some pretext for outright bans on doing business with Chinese telecom firms like Huawei and ZTE. President Trump has signed an executive order declaring a national emergency banning sales and use of telecom equipment that p...

NASA seeks extra $1.6 billion to boost its return to the Moon

In order to meet the Trump administration’s desire to return to the Moon by 2024, NASA will seek another $1.6 billion for its fiscal year 2020, it has been revealed. The deadline is a revision of the previous 2028 goal of returning humans to the lunar surface; Vice President Pence declared the new 2024 goal during the National Space Council … Continue reading

Russia worked hard to recruit social media users to campaign for Trump

We already knew that the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is essentially a farm of bots and trolls, exposed 126 million Americans on Facebook to Russian-backed propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. But today's release of the redac...

California sues EPA, NHTSA over data used for car emissions rollback

California has sued the EPA and NHTSA in a bid to get the data used to justify the Trump administration's rollback of vehicle emission standards. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra has accused the agencies of "willfully withholding" the data afte...

Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

In a statement to Congress this morning, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released many relatively shocking accusations about a sitting President of the United States. The bit that’s most important to our part in this story is the tech angle – that of the hacking of emails before the election of our President. The part we’re talking about today includes … Continue reading

Space Force to be overseen by US Air Force under newly signed directive

The Trump administration is moving forward with its Space Force plans, officials have announced. Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4 today for establishing the Space Force under the Department of the Air Force, though the proposal still has to be submitted to Congress. The Air Force has estimated a substantial cost for the new military service at $13 billion. Trump has … Continue reading