Technology

Silicon Valley Spy Case Links ZTE, PLA to Stolen US Technology

Tianjin University professor on trial for stealing militarily-useful wireless secrets

China's major telecommunications firm ZTE was offered stolen American wireless technology used in filtering electronic signals from cell phones and military communications, according to court documents in a Chinese government-linked economic spy case.

Josh Hawley Versus the Machine

Missouri’s freshman senator on his 'loot box' bill and how he thinks about big tech

If you were looking for a David to the multi-billion-dollar, big-tech Goliath, you could do worse than Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.).

Hawley Introduces ‘Loot Box’ Bill

Bipartisan proposal part of young senator's salvo against big tech

Joined by two Democratic colleagues, Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Thursday officially floated his proposed ban on "pay-to-win" monetization in video games that explicitly target children.

Trump Hits Huawei With Export Controls

Commerce Department adds Chinese telecom to designated entity list

HuaweiPresident Donald Trump indirectly targeted China's Huawei Technologies with a presidential order signed last week blocking telecommunications companies linked to foreign adversaries from selling equipment to U.S. firms.

Survey: One in Three Americans Worries About Spending Too Much Time on Phone

Figure has tripled since 2012

A third of Americans have worried that they spend too much time on their phones, a new poll from the Deseret News finds, which is more than three times as many as had those same worries seven years ago. These results reflect an increasing—and possibly well-placed—anxiety about how the proliferation of readily available screens affects ourselves, our children, and our culture as a whole.