The US bans the sale of ZTE and Huawei technology

The United States has prohibited the sale and import of new communications equipment from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE, due to national security concerns. Hikvision, Dahua, and Hytera are also listed as manufacturers of video surveillance equipment and two-way radio systems. It is the first time that US regulators have taken such a step for security reasons. Hikvision claims that its products pose no security risk to the United States. It stated that the decision “will ...[Read More]

BREAKING: Elon Musk threatens to develop new smartphone

Elon Musk claims that if Twitter is removed from the Apple App Store, he will develop “another” smartphone. Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, said on Saturday that if the microblogging service is removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play, he would think about developing an “alternative phone.” Liz Wheeler, a Twitter user, wrote, “If Apple & Google kick Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should build his own smartphone,” to which Mr. Musk responde...[Read More]

Elon has announced an $8 monthly fee for Twitter’s blue tick

Elon Musk has stated that Twitter will charge $8 (£7) per month to users who want a blue tick next to their name indicating a verified account. Mr Musk said it was “essential to defeat spam/scam” as part of changes made following a $44 billion (£38 billion) takeover of the social media site. A blue tick symbol next to a username, which is normally reserved for public figures, is currently free. According to critics, the move may make it more difficult to identify trustworthy sources....[Read More]

Elon Musk strikes a $44 billion deal to takeover Twitter

Twitter’s board of directors has agreed to Elon Musk’s $44 billion (£34.5 billion) takeover bid. Mr Musk, who made the surprise bid less than two weeks ago, stated that Twitter has “tremendous potential” that he intends to unlock. He also advocated for a number of changes, ranging from loosening content restrictions to eliminating fake accounts. The company initially rejected Mr. Musk’s offer, but it will now put the deal to a vote among shareholders. According to F...[Read More]