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U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

“American sanctions left the U.K. with little choice,” said Priya Guha, a former British diplomat who represented the country’s interests in Silicon Valley. “There was a bit of checkmate by the U.S.”

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U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

“American sanctions left the U.K. with little choice,” said Priya Guha, a former British diplomat who represented the country’s interests in Silicon Valley. “There was a bit of checkmate by the U.S.”

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Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does.

LONDON — For months, British authorities have pursued an app that they promised would help ease the country’s coronavirus lockdown, despite growing criticism that it posed privacy risks and would not work

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A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

Faced with a growing coronavirus threat, the governor of North Dakota last month posed a question to a friend from his private-sector days. The friend, a software engineer, had once created a

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How a Virus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

LONDON — On April 2, a wireless tower was set ablaze in Birmingham. The next day, a fire was reported at 10 p.m. at a telecommunications box in Liverpool. An hour later,

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

LONDON — On April 2, a wireless tower was set ablaze in Birmingham. The next day, a fire was reported at 10 p.m. at a telecommunications box in Liverpool. An hour later,

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Translating a Surveillance Tool into a Virus Tracker for Democracies

The Oxford researchers modeled the use of phone tracking and alerts to affect the spread of the coronavirus and found that such a system could be helpful even if it was not

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