10 things in tech you need to know today


Adam Neumann

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over “threats against information and communications technology and services” in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
Huawei slammed Trump’s ‘unreasonable’ ban, saying that the move will only harm US interests in its own 5G rollout. The firm said the ban infringes on Huawei’s rights and could lead to serious legal battles down the road.
The White House created an online tool for Facebook and Twitter users to report examples of political bias and censorship. The form, called the “Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool,” asks for links and citizenship status before asking for an email address to be added to the Trump campaign marketing list.
WeWork is setting up its own $2.9 billion investment fund so it can buy stakes in buildings where it plans to be a major tenant. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann discussed the fund in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, during which he repeatedly called the journalist by the wrong name.
Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and other tech companies joined governments in pledging to fight terrorist content in the wake of the Christchurch shooting, but the US refused to join the agreement over free speech worries. The Christchurch Call provides a framework for steps governments and companies separately, and together, agreed to take to ensure that terrorist content can be halted instantly.
Amazon has started building its $1.5 billion airport as part of its plan to take greater control of the package shipping process. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos took the controls of a front loader to begin the work in a surprise appearance on Tuesday.
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Source:: Business Insider

      

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