Q&A: What's up with Trump's orders on TikTok and WeChat?

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, for...

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers no specifics

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see “untrusted Chinese apps" pulled ...

Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns. Suddenly, Microsoft — known primarily for work software like Windows and Office —...

US lists all 5 Taiwanese telecom companies as ‘Clean 5G’ networks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All five telecom service providers in Taiwan have now been listed as “Clean 5G” networks by the United States, reports said Wednesday (July 29). Chunghwa Te...

Coronavirus impact saps AT&T revenue; 3M sign-ups at HBO Max

AT&T Inc. on Thursday said the coronavirus sapped $2.8 billion from its revenue, mostly in its WarnerMedia TV and film division. Its satellite TV business, DirecTV, continued to bleed customers. ...

3 companies buy high-speed frequencies in Dutch auction

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch government auction of frequencies that can be used by mobile telecom companies to provide new, high-speed 5G communications raised 1.23 billion euros ($1.4 billio...

France won't totally ban Huawei 5G, cybersecurity head says

France will not have a total ban on Huawei equipment, but will urge its telecommunication providers not to switch to the Chinese company, the head of the national cybersecurity agency (ANSSI) said on ...

Dutch government begins auction of 5G frequencies

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government started an auction Monday of new 5G wireless frequencies, with telecom companies bidding so they can provide customers with the faster mobile communication networ...

India to bar telecoms from buying Chinese supplies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the uproar in India over a bloody border clash between Indian and Chinese troops, India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is preparing to bar state-run tel...

Far EasTone 2nd telecom operator in Taiwan to receive 5G license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. has received the second 5G license issued by the National Communications Commission (NCC), setting the scene for a summer competition wi...

Cousin of Syria's Assad faces legal action over telecom debt

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s telecommunications authority on Sunday said a deadline for a cellular company owned by the cousin of President Bashar Assad to pay back its debts to the state has ended, adding t...

Facebook video pries open rift within Syria's ruling family

BEIRUT (AP) — A cousin who has been a bulwark of support for President Bashar Assad posted a video on Facebook late Thursday pleading with the Syrian leader to prevent the collapse of his major teleco...

Facebook video pries open rift within Syria's ruling family

A cousin who has been a bulwark of support for President Bashar Assad posted a homemade video on Facebook late Thursday pleading with the Syrian leader to prevent the collapse of his major telecommuni...

Business Highlights

___ S&P 500 snaps 6-week string of gains even as stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shook off a midday stumble to finish slightly higher Friday, though the...

NCC suspends sale of 3 Huawei phone models over Taiwan's designation

The National Communications Commission (NCC) has halted the sale of three smartphone models produced by Huawei Technologies Co. of China, saying a software upgrade had renamed Taiwan as "Taiwan, ...