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  • Huawei founder details 'battle mode' reform plan to beat U.S. crisis

    China's Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as its grapples with a "live-or-die moment" in the wake of U.S. export curbs, founder Ren Zhengfei said.

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  • Huawei founder details 'battle mode' reform plan to beat U.S. crisis

    China's Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as its grapples with a "live-or-die moment" in the wake of U.S. export curbs, founder Ren Zhengfei said.

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  • Naval Showdown: The Royal Navy Is Watching Iran Closely

    David Axe Security, Middle East Is trouble just over the horizon? After Trump restored economic sanctions, Tehran resumed stockpiling uranium. Iran and the West soon began tussling over Persian Gulf shipping. The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf,  temporarily doubling the number of British warships in the Persian Gulf following repeated Iranian attacks on British ships. The brief increase in British warships in the region, from one to two, underscores just how...

    The National Interest
  • Bring on the Technology Bans!

    Kentaro Toyama Security, Americas Is there still time to reach the "off" button? In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearingson whether and how to regulate it on a national level. In a surprising moment of bipartisan consensus, the only thing lawmakers fought about was how extensive restrictions ought to be. This response to a powerful, potentially invasive technology...

    The National Interest
  • The F-35 Is Ancient History: Meet Europe's New 6th Generation Fighter

    Dario Leone Security, Europe The Tempest is coming. In respect of the FCAS he said: “Next-Generation Fighter (NGF) aircraft to fly in partnership with unmanned ‘wingmen’ – the combination of these two elements is known as Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS). The Tempest sixth-generation fighter has moved a step closer to becoming a reality with the confirmation of a partnership deal with Sweden. The aircraft will replace the Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, and will be...

    The National Interest
  • Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

    Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollution Amazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK. While supermarkets and other retailers have been reducing their use of single use plastics, the world’s biggest online retailer has started sending small items in plastic envelopes, seemingly to allow more parcels to be loaded on to each delivery truck. Continue...

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  • Sony is buying 'Spider-Man' and 'Ratchet & Clank' developer Insomniac Games

    Sony wants to build on its success with exclusive titles to rival Microsoft's Xbox console.

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  • B-21 Bomber: China, Russia and North Korea's Worst Military Nightmare?

    Kris Osborn Security, Americas It seems that way. Here is why. Much of the construction and prototyping likely involves subsystems, avionics and weapons integration, test aircraft manufacturing, of course, also includes engineering the stealth bomber’s external configuration. The Air Force is now building its first “test” aircraft of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber aircraft engineered to elude the most advanced air defenses for decades to come and destroy high-value targets over enemy...

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  • Gamescom: Huge video game conference highlights new products

    Gamescom, the biggest video game event in the world, kicked off Monday in Cologne, Germany. Video game developers are eager to show off their coming attractions, and fans from around the world are tuning in. Coming just two months after E3, the annual video game expo in the United States, Gamescom showcases upcoming games. For the first time ever, Gamescom is streaming its opening night online. About 50,000 people tuned in. So far, Nintendo, Microsoft and Google have made pre-show announcements...

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  • Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia...

    Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation's fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.

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  • The Secret Way China Built Stealth Fighters (Thanks to F-35 'DNA')

    Task and Purpose Technology, Asia Stolen

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  • The Sad Reason America Lost a Member of its Elite Delta Force

    Jared Keller Security, Americas Tragedy. When reached for comment by Task & Purpose, SOCOM confirmed that Dunbar was also killed by that "accidental detonation" instead of an enemy IED attack as the Pentagon initially stated. A member of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force who died during a raid in Syria last year was actually killed by friendly fire rather than an enemy IED as the Pentagon initially claimed, U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed on Monday. U.S. Army Master Sgt. Jonathan...

    The National Interest
  • Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

    Huawei founder expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident Chinese tech giant can thrive with its own technology

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  • Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia

    Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation's fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.

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  • WhatsApp is reportedly in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia

    WhatsApp will only support payments via local digital wallets due to tough licensing regulations in Indonesia, sources told Reuters.

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  • Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

    An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits.

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  • Shares of China's Baidu pop over 8% after earnings beat as CEO says 'temporary pain' will pay off

    Baidu posted better-than-expected earnings for the June quarter, swinging back to profit and managing to stabilize its core ad business.

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  • Huawei founder says he expects no relief from U.S. sanctions but is confident it will thrive with its own technology

    Huawei founder says he expects no relief from U.S. sanctions but is confident it will thrive with its own technology

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  • This Photo Is Proof Why China, North Korea and Russia Fear the F-35

    Dario Leone Technology, Americas Skills to pay the bills. In May 2016, the F-35 landed on Dutch soil for the first time, fulfilling a promise Dutch defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Passchaert made the previous year to show the nation the new fifth-gen fighter.  Taken at an undisclosed location in the U.S. in December 2017 by photographer Dafydd Philips, the following cool video is a photoshoot arranged by Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to promote the F-35A Lightning II, the...

    The National Interest
  • The Navy Told Us Why Maverick Is Still a Captain in the New Top Gun Movie

    Task and Purpose Security, Americas Weird, but now we know why. The most straightforward answer to have a captain with 35-plus years of service is for the captain to have previous enlisted experience. In the case of Maverick, this scenario doesn't fit with the movie's timeline – Maverick was a lieutenant in 1986. The new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick that dropped last week was indisputably the white-knuckle thrill ride of the summer, a blur of aerial acrobatics and beach volleyball that made...

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  • The U.S. Marines Aren't Into Their New Sniper Rifle

    Jared Keller Technology, Americas Not good. Don’t get too excited just yet, though. The Corps isn’t fully sold on the CSASS, Marine Corps Systems Command spokeswoman Barbara Hamby told Task & Purpose in an email. The Marine Corps is throwing down cash to test-drive the same compact sniper rifle the Army has pursued in recent months. But while its 7.62mm rounds pack the punch required by scout snipers facing increasingly protected enemies downrange, its effective range falls well short of...

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  • Why Facebook’s New ‘Privacy Cop’ Is Doomed to Fail

    Bhaskar Chakravorti Security, Americas Who’s watching Facebook watch you? The Federal Trade Commission issued its largest-ever fine, of US$5 billion, to Facebook for violating a 2011 privacy settlement in late July. But the amount is only about a month’s worth of the company’s revenue, suggesting that the fine, while seeming large, is, in fact, rather modest. More significantly, Facebook is required to have an “outside assessor” – a sort of privacy cop – to monitor the company’s handling of...

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  • China's Baidu beats earnings expectations, shares rally

    Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc beat quarterly earnings estimates on Monday after signing more people up to its video streaming service, sending its shares higher in a relief rally.

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  • AP Exclusive: Freeway crossing to give wildlife room to roam

    AP Exclusive: Hoping to fend off the extinction of mountain lions and other species that require room to roam, California is building a mostly privately funded wildlife crossing over a major highway

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