U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies

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The U.S. has warned Germany about possible repercussions of using Huawei in its upcoming 5G mobile network, citing security concerns. Here, a billboard for the Chinese telecom giant is seen in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station. The U.S. has warned Germany about possible repercussions of using Huawei in its upcoming 5G mobile network, citing security concerns. Here, a billboard for the Chinese telecom giant is seen in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station. The U.S. has warned Germany that if Chinese tech companies such as Huawei help build its new 5G telecom infrastructure, U.S. agencies might not share as much intelligence with the German government as they currently do.


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Amid the health care debate, the president announced on Twitter yesterday he's going to ban transgender people from serving in the military. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: When this investment is complete, Foxconn has the potential to create more manufacturing jobs than we've seen in many, many decades. INSKEEP: Tony Romm is the senior editor of policy and politics at Recode, which covers technology. Governor Scott Walker, who was on hand for the unveiling at the White House yesterday, said he would provide about $3 billion in incentives, including tax credits tied to Foxconn's pledges for job creation.


Despite U.S. Pressure, Germany Refuses To Exclude Huawei's 5G Technology

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The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Huawei's 5G technology. The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Huawei's 5G technology. The race to build the next generation of super-fast mobile-data networks has begun in Germany, which started auctioning off its spectrum licenses for 5G on Tuesday. But this highly technical event has become the center of a geopolitical storm between the U.S. and China, with Europe caught in the middle. The Trump administration insists that Chinese firm Huawei, which makes 5G technology, could hand over data to the Chinese government.


How A High-Tech Buoy Named Emily Could Save Migrants Off Greece

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Boiteux, an assistant fire chief from Los Angeles, is helping train Greek first responders to use Emily. Boiteux, an assistant fire chief from Los Angeles, is helping train Greek first responders to use Emily. On a cold, rainy morning a few weeks ago, eight black inflatable rafts, loaded with migrants, bob in the waters off the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos. "This boat up there?" he says. So they ask for help from the coast guard."


In West Bank, Witnesses To Conflict Are Using Video To Document What They See

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Imad Abu Shamsiyeh, a Palestinian shoemaker from Hebron, filmed an Israeli soldier shooting a badly wounded Palestinian attacker in the head last year. A military court convicted the soldier of manslaughter. Abu Shamsiyeh says he's gotten death threats for filming the attack. Imad Abu Shamsiyeh, a Palestinian shoemaker from Hebron, filmed an Israeli soldier shooting a badly wounded Palestinian attacker in the head last year. A military court convicted the soldier of manslaughter.