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Huawei: ‘We stand naked in front of the world’

Huawei: ‘We stand naked in front of the world’

Business
Huawei has denied that it has any links to the Chinese government.Huawei's cyber-security chief John Suffolk told MPs on Monday that the tech giant had never been asked by China or any other government to "do anything untoward".Mr Suffolk said Huawei welcomed outsiders to analyse its products and detect engineering or coding flaws."We stand naked in front of the world, but we would prefer to do that, because it enables us to improve our products."He added: "We want people to find things, whether they find one or one thousand, we don't care. We are not embarrassed by what people find."Huawei was invited to the Technology and Science Select Committee to answer questions from MPs on the security of its equipment, and its links to the Chinese government.The U...
Apple charging $999 for new computer stand

Apple charging $999 for new computer stand

Technology
Apple will charge consumers $ 999 just for the stand for its new computer monitor - as much as a new iPhone XS.Reports from the company's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday suggested the audience could be heard murmuring - with a handful of boos - when the pricey stand was announced. It was a small mention during a show that confirmed Apple was ditching iTunes in favour of three separate apps for music, podcasts and films and shows. Image: Apple's Mac Pro monitor costs $ 4,999 Costs for the Mac Pro itself start at $ 5,999 while the specialised monitors themselves begin at $ 4,999 - with a mount adapter costing $ 199 - running to a total of $ 12,196.This would be £9,633 in a normal currency conversion, but Apple is known t
Death and desperation in Syria as IS makes final stand

Death and desperation in Syria as IS makes final stand

World
By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent, in Baghouz, Syria Islamic State is all but finished - what is left of the terror group's land tells the story of an organisation whose fall is as spectacular as its rise.We drove through deserted streets to the town of Baghouz where IS is making its last stand. The buildings have been pummelled from the air.They were once Daesh (Islamic State) positions. Image: The area is still trapped with mines and bombs, which Syrian forces have been clearing But the advance of Kurdish forces is cautious. The area is booby-trapped with mines and roadside bombs.Slowly they are being cleared but it is dangerous and unforgiving work. More from Islamic State The area ...
Can pubs stand many more Dry Januarys?

Can pubs stand many more Dry Januarys?

Business
"As a small independent bar group, we do feel a hit at the start of the year," says Tom Jackman, director of the Northcote, Venn Street and Old Street Records bars in London. In January people are naturally recovering from the over-indulgence of Christmas, he explains, and have less cash to splurge on nice dinners, bottles of wine and going out. But he's faced an extra challenge over the last few years: Dry January. The charity campaign, which encourages people to stop drinking alcohol for the month, began in 2013 when just 5,000 people took part but an estimated 4.2 million Britons said they would participate this year. That may be good news for people's health but less so for pubs and breweries. Is it worth giving up alcohol f...
Mourinho is easy target but Man Utd players must stand up – Rooney

Mourinho is easy target but Man Utd players must stand up – Rooney

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an "easy target" and the players "have to do better", says former Old Trafford striker Wayne Rooney.Mourinho has come under pressure after United made their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years."The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season," ex-England forward Rooney said. "I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up." Man Utd boss Mourinho's comments to TV camera investigatedUnited fought back from ...