In the never-ending Huawei saga, the Chinese company has decided to file a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against the U.S. government for the latter’s ban on the sale of equipment or services to government entities. Huawei asserts that said ban is unconstitutional.
The suit itself is in regards to Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which, among other things, mandates that the U.S. government cannot use federal/grant funds or loans to purchase or otherwise obtain “covered telecommunications equipment or services.” Huawei is included in that. Read MoreHuawei sues U.S. government, claiming equipment and services ban is unconstitutional was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Update 1: 2018/12/11 7:17pm PST
CNN reports that Meng Wanzhou has been released on a $10 million bail ($6.7 million USD) while her extradition hearings continue. She has agreed to surrender her passports, live
Two days ago, Canadian police arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, following an extradition request by the United States government. Wanzhou was arrested for allegedly covering up Huawei’s links to a company that tried to sell equipment to Iran — a country under trade sanctions by the United States. Read More[Update: Granted bail] Canada arrests Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, China warns ‘grave consequences’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a law passed in the United States over 20 years ago, criminalizes the production of technology intended to circumvent DRM. While most people equate this with pirating movies, the law has also drastically affected the technology repair industry, as more and more manufacturers implement DRM designed to limit repair options. For example, recent Mac computers have a chip which makes certain repairs impossible without Apple-authorized software. Read MoreUS Copyright Office says circumventing DRM to repair certain electronics, including phones and smart speakers, is now legal was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google’s legal troubles in Europe continue as a European Commission court has accepted an injunction filed by alternative app store Aptoide. The antitrust complaint came after Google used Play Protect to warn users that Aptoide was potentially harmful.
It further emerges that Google Play Protect was even removing the app store from phones without users’ knowledge. Apparently, as many as 2.2 million users have been affected in the last 60 days. Read MoreAptoide gains injunction against Google in latest antitrust case, compensation could follow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Unequal treatment of female employees has been problematic at many major tech companies, and it seems like Spotify is no exception. Variety reports that Hong Perez, a former sales executive at the company, has sued Spotify over alleged gender discrimination and defamation. Perez filed suit in the New York Supreme Court on Tuesday, pointing out several examples of how she and other female employees at Spotify were treated unfairly.
Reportedly, one male executive was promoted after receiving multiple warnings for sexual harassment, and the executive repeatedly took male sales employees to strip clubs in Atlantic City. Read MoreSpotify sued over gender discrimination by former sales executive was written by the awesome team at Android Police.