Huawei security threat derives from its sheer scale, says analysis

June 12, 2019

Cybersecurity report warns Chinese tech firms breadth exposes customers to risk Huaweis threat to national security is inextricably linked to the companys sheer scale, according to an analysis of the Chinese tech company from threat intelligence firm Recorded Future. Rather than focusing attention on any one area of the companys business, analyst Priscilla Moriuchi argues corporations, consumers and organisations should instead be wary of the pure variety of products and…


Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases

May 26, 2019

Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures, the VC fund from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Other investors who put in include EDBI, the corporate investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, China-based healthcare platform Jianke and existing investors Openspace Ventures, Aviva…


China Finds Phone-Wielding Tourists and Telescopes Don’t Mesh

April 20, 2019

If a giant telescope observes the universe, and no one around can take a picture of it, does it really exist? The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope—located in Guizhou, China—will have to find out. New regulations, put into effect in early April, ban (among other things) cell phones, smart wearables, drones, and digital cameras within 5 kilometers of the dish and impose uncomfortably large fines on those who break the…


China Built the Worlds Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

September 2, 2018

Credit Intentionally Withheld The day before, Stierwalt had traveled from Southern California to Pingtang Astronomy Town for a conference hosted by scientists from the world’s largest telescope. It was a new designation: China’s Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, or FAST, had been completed just a year before, in September 2016. Wandering, tipsy, around this shrine to the stars, the 40 or so other foreign astronomers had come to China to…


Apple Beats Sales Estimates; Shares Rise

May 2, 2018

Revenue grows the most since 2015; sales of wearables jump IPhone sales meet projections; Apple sees more revenue gains Apple Inc. reported revenue and profit that beat analysts’ estimates and projected continued sales momentum, calming concern about demand for the iPhone, its most-important product. The Cupertino, California-based company also raised its dividend, unveiled a new $100 billion share buyback and climbed following the results. Apple revenue rose 16 percent to…


Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China

August 20, 2017

Commercial firmware pre-installed on someAndroid smartphone models soldin theUS has been found to besecretly sending highly sensitive data to a third party company based in China, according to analysis bysecurity firm Kryptowire. Personal databeing transmitted without users knowledge or consent included text messages, call logs, contacts, app usage data and even a users location. While smartphones with the firmware in question included the BLU R1 HD, pictured above, which is…