Tag Archives: US

Apple Sees Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

HIGHLIGHTS National security related requests quadrupled for Apple in the first half Apple said it had received 13,250 – 13,499 national security requests Google said it had received between 0 and 499 National Security Letters Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the US government in the first half of this year versus a ... Read More »

Unlocked Moto X4 coming to US, Motorola confirms

After detailing the UK and India launches of the Moto X4, Motorola made an announcement related to the US release of device, but that turned out to be for the Android One variant. But what about the standard Moto X4? Well, those who are looking forward to purchase the unlocked Moto X4 will be glad to know that the company has confirmed the it will also ... Read More »

US wireless carriers dial back discounts on new iPhones

Getty Images The new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8S are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. U.S. consumers who want Apple’s newest iPhones, including its most expensive model yet, the iPhone X, may find fewer deals as wireless carriers are less willing ... Read More »

US ousts Pakistan’s Habib Bank amid money laundering concerns

Habib has operated in the United States since 1978, and in 2006 was ordered to tighten its oversight of potentially illegal transactions but failed to comply. (Reuters) US banking regulators ordered Pakistan’s Habib Bank to shutter its New York office after nearly 40 years, for repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering, officials said today. ... Read More »

Deal: LG G6 is $430 in the US, V20 drops to $393

The LG G6 price has been decreasing steadily and the impeding launch of the V30 puts even more downwards pressure. We’ve seen the phone at some very low prices – $288 deal with a Verizon contract or $400 off contract (from eBay and it was a temporary discount). In case you missed those offers, check out NewEgg, which is charging $430 for a 4GB/32GB Ice Platinum unit. Amazon ... Read More »

Deal: Sony Xperia X drops to $230 in the US

You could have bought an Xperia XA1 for $240, but how about an Xperia X for $230? Head to B&H Photo (US) in the next half a day if that deal sounds appealing. Even if you miss the deal, Amazon US has the original X at $250. NewEgg has it at $270, which isn’t that bad considering other stores are asking over $300. The Xperia X is getting old now (it launched ... Read More »

Facebook, Google Protest Proposed Changes to US Net Neutrality Rules on ‘Day of Action’

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies protested online on Wednesday against proposed changes to US net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain Internet services over others. In support of the “Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality,” more than 80,000 websites – from big social media platforms like Facebook to streaming ... Read More »

New update hitting unlocked HTC 10 in US

HTC has started pushing out a new update to its 10 smartphone in the United Sates. Hitting unlocked units, it’s a security update that arrives as version 2.50.617.2 and weighs in at around 277MB. @LlabTooFeR HTC 10 USA unlocked july update pic.twitter.com/0wi7rNAQ0t — Akif (@Akif_Karaca) July 12, 2017 It’s not exactly clear which month’s security update it is – the tweet clearly says July, but ... Read More »

Tencent’s Honor of Kings to Launch in US, EU Amid Regulatory Chill in China

HIGHLIGHTS Tencent to launch Honor of Kings game in EU and US this year The game has roughly 55 million daily active users It’s already facing a backlash in China over its addictive features Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honor of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the ... Read More »

Facebook Fights US Gag Order That It Says Threatens Free Speech

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants It said gag order poses a threat to freedom of speech The precise nature of the government’s investigation is not known Facebook is challenging a gag order from a US court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose ... Read More »