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Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks

Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks

Business
The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks.The National Cyber Security Centre involvement comes after the US brought in fresh sanctions on the Chinese company, citing security fears.In January, the UK resisted US pressure to ban Huawei from contributing to 5G.A UK government spokesman said: "The security and resilience of our networks is of paramount importance.""Following the US announcement of additional sanctions against Huawei, the NCSC is looking carefully at any impact they could have to the UK's networks."The sanctions restrict Huawei from using US technology and software to design its semiconductors.The US Department of Commerce is concerned Huawei has floute...
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Pinterest, Beigene, Arista Networks and more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Pinterest, Beigene, Arista Networks and more

Finance
A Pinterest banner hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, September 22, 2017Brendan McDermid | ReutersCheck out the companies making headlines after the bell:Shares of Pinterest plummeted 20% after the bell following the company's third-quarter revenue miss. The company pulled in revenue of $ 279.7 million, while analysts had forecast $ 280.6 million. Pinterest posted earnings of 1 cent per share, topping the 4 cent loss per share expected, according to Refinitiv.Pinterest reported 322 million monthly active users, exceeding the 312 million investors projected. Average revenue per user fell just shy of estimates, however, coming in at 90 cents compared to the 91 cents per user expected.Shares of Beigene skyrocketed more than 30% after Amgen announced it...
Wood wide web: Trees’ social networks are mapped

Wood wide web: Trees’ social networks are mapped

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, has become known as the "wood wide web".Now, an international study has produced the first global map of the "mycorrhizal fungi networks" dominating this secretive world.Details appear in Nature journal.Using machine-learning, researchers from the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Stanford University in the US used the database of the Global Forest Initiative, which covers 1.2 million forest tree plots with 28,000 species, from more than 70 countries.Other st...
Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Technology
Government regulation of social media and the internet could have "unintended consequences" for victims of sexual abuse, a charity has warned.The Internet Watch Foundation said that "knee-jerk regulation" in response to a string of data and privacy scandals could come at a "heavy cost".The UK government is expected to publish a White Paper that will lay out how it plans to tackle "online harms".Culture Minister Jeremy Wright said it would be published in the coming weeks. He told the BBC's Dave Lee: "We are taking our time to get it right".What will the White Paper say?The White Paper will detail new rules that the government wants introduced for social networks and web giants if they want to operate in the UK, or target services at British citizens.Mr Wr...
Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Technology
The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed.Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns.Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny.The GSMA, which represents 800 network operators, said a testing scheme would reduce the need to ban suppliers.Australia, New Zealand, and the United States have already barred Huawei from supplying equipment for their future 5G networks.Meanwhile, Canada is carrying out a security review of Huawei's products and UK service provider BT is removing Huawei kit from the core of its 5G network.Many countries fear that the Chinese...