• A new bill would ban the US government from using Huawei and ZTE phones

    6 monthes ago - By The Verge

    US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country's government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced a bill last week called Defending U.S. Government Communications Act , which aims to ban US government agencies from using phones and equipment from the companies.
    Conway's bill would prohibit the US government from purchasing and using “telecommunications equipment and/or services,” from Huawei and ZTE. In a statement on his site , he says that technology coming from the country poses...
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  • Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use - and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

    Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use - and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Bill Gates has set strict rules in his home regarding the use of cell phones and other technology.
    The policy speaks to the growing consensus in Silicon Valley that consumer tech is too addictive, and potentially harmful to young brains.
    For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.
    "You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way - homework and staying in touch with friends - and also where it has gotten to excess...
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