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What other countries can learn from Britain’s experience with China’s Huawei

Britain finds itself in an uncomfortable position: It doesn’t like the fact that Huawei, a large Chinese firm that manufactures telecoms equipment, is deeply embedded in what Britain calls its “critical national infrastructure,” which includes energy supply pipelines, transportation infrastructure, …

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Congress received 13 briefings in past four years on digital surveillance

Moving to minimize damage from the NSA PRISM leaks, a senior administration official has revealed to <i>The New York Times</i> that select members of Congress were privy to 13 briefings since 2009 on the government's ability to widely collect digital information. While the disclosure is meant to assuage …

Samsung Ranks First for Smartphones Sales in Q1 2013

Samsung was the world’s number one smartphone seller for the first quarter of this year in terms of revenue, overtaking Apple, data from Strategy Analytics show.<p>According to a report from Yonhap News, sales of Samsung’s smartphones topped $23.63 billion during the first three months of 2013, …

China is starting to get embarrassed about its tourists’ obnoxious behavior abroad

Chinese tourists are making their mark on the global tourism industry—literally. The picture above is a relief etched 3,500 years ago in Egypt’s Luxor Temple in Egypt. More recently, someone added the characters “Ding Jinhao was here,” as documented by an ashamed Chinese traveler who posted his …

Australia ranked 'happiest' developed nation again

<b>Australia has been ranked the world's happiest nation among developed economies for the third year running.</b><p>Top position went to Australia, because of the overall strength of its economy, in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.<p>Sweden, Canada, …