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Microsoft’s president says tech’s bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Microsoft President Brad Smith said the tech industry is changed forever after a “watershed” 2018 when privacy became embedded into the global consciousness thanks to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. He said new US federal privacy laws are inevitable, and could come into force as early as this year, potentially borrowing heavily from the EU’s GDPR […]

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Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete with Western industry leaders in the face of Washington’s warnings the company might be a security risk. Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest global supplier of network switching […]

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Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. The ambitious expedition will delve into one of the last major unexplored frontiers on the […]