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Trump sets 'terrible precedent' by crossing red line on Huawei case

President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use an arrested Chinese tech executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks with Beijing drew rebukes for setting a "terrible precedent" crossing the red line that separates American politics from the rule of law.

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Tech Fix: Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.

Products that we enjoy continue to create privacy, misinformation and workplace issues. We can do better at getting the industry to do better.

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Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers

A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, ...

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From Person of the Year to Big Tech: Let’s Break Down Everything You Need to Know This Week

Discussing TIME's choice for Person of the Year and the Google-Congress fight

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Tech We’re Using: The Most Important Kitchen Tools This Holiday (or Any Season, Really)

Tech has brought innovation, convenience and smarts to the kitchen. Here’s what Melissa Clark uses and the tools she finds indispensable.

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Wall Street Gains on Better Signs in US-China Trade Talks

Wall Street stocks finished higher on Wednesday due to improved hopes for the US-China trade talks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.6 ...

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Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan majority is expected to vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen’s civil war.

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You Should Have the Right to Sue Apple

In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court will decide whether iPhone App Store customers are entitled to make their case against the tech giant.

Trump administration appointee quits lobbying for Saudi Arabia

Richard Hohlt had served on a White House commission while earning hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Saudis.

Facebook revamps feature to highlight life milestones - CNET

Expecting a baby or buying a new car? The tech firm wants you to highlight these big moments.

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Pompeo says CIA still investigating killing of Khashoggi

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended the Trump administration's handling of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ...

Analysis: The Huawei case is scrambling US-China relations. What happens next?

Top Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail, but the international crisis triggered by her arrest is snowballing.

Crisis sparked by Huawei CFO's arrest is snowballing

Top Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail, but the international crisis triggered by her arrest is snowballing.

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Georgia Tech players motivated to give Johnson 1 final win

Georgia Tech players motivated to give outgoing coach Paul Johnson a win in his bowl game farewell against Minnesota        

CIA's former head of science and tech: U.S. falling behind in new space race

On the "Intelligence Matters" podcast this week, Glenn Gaffney talked with host Michael Morell about the ground the U.S. is losing in the space race ...

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House to hold hearings on Saudi Arabia next year: Engel

U.S. Representative Eliot Engel said on Wednesday the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold hearings after the first of the year on all aspects ...

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Dear tech companies, I don’t want to see pregnancy ads after my child was stillborn

If your algorithms are smart enough to realize that I was pregnant, or that I’ve given birth, then surely they can be smart enough to realize that my baby died, and advertise to me accordingly — or maybe, just maybe, not at all.

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The best tech gifts under $50

It's no secret that the season of goodwill to all is expensive, especially for those with tech-savvy loved ones lusting after the latest kit that comes with eye-watering price tags. But gift-giving doesn't have to break the bank. Our 2018 holiday gif...

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Pompeo challenges accuracy of reports that CIA is confident of Saudi prince’s involvement in Khashoggi death

In “Fox News” interview, the secretary of state sidestepped a direct question about whether he believes the prince’s denials.

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Pompeo repudiates parts of CIA’s findings that links Saudi prince with Khashoggi’s death

In a “Fox News” interview, the secretary of state sidestepped a direct question about whether he believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ...

How China could retaliate against the US and Canada

Canadian and US companies are bracing themselves for fallout from the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei.

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The Shift: Is Tech Too Easy to Use?

The tech industry’s obsession with “frictionless” design has been the source of innumerable problems.

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The Technology 202: Google hearing previews House Democrats' plans to rein in Big Tech

Hint: Priorities won't include anti-conservative bias

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UN Chief Returns as Climate Talks Teeter Closer to Collapse

The United Nations secretary-general flew back to global climate talks in Poland Wednesday to appeal to countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might end without a deal. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opened the talks last week, telling leaders to take the threat of global warming seriously and calling it "the most ...

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Samsung reconsiders its fake Supreme collaboration in China

Samsung caused controversy at the Chinese launch event of the Galaxy A8 earlier this week, when it announced it would be partnering with fashion brand Supreme for some kind of tech x streetwear collaboration (exactly what wasn't specified). The catch...

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China welcomes any effort to move Huawei case toward resolution

China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Canada's arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive with Chinese tech giant Huawei, was a mistake from the start, and welcomed any efforts to move the case toward a correct resolution.

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