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House Intelligence Committee Says Huawei, ZTE May Be Under Influence Of Chinese Government

A new report written by the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has concluded that both Huawei and ZTE, two Chinese smartphone manufacturers should be prevented from expanding their business in the US. The report and findings follow an 11-month investigation into both companies, as reported via Reuters which saw a draft of the House report saying that both companies may be subject to the influence of the Chinese government, possibly representing an espionage threat. “U.S. network providers and system developers … [read full article]

(Updated) House Republicans Kick and Scream over DOJ suit, Run to Obama

Update: A Bloomberg report indicates that AT&T has given close to close to $963,000 to lawmakers through donations that are supportive of AT&T’s bid for T-Mobile. All but 1 of the 100 lawmakers attached to this Republican letter have received donations.  “AT&T’s congressional support for its takeover of T-Mobile comes at a price,” Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, a merger opponent, said in an e-mailed statement. Among the cries of “no,” some … [read full article]

Republicans And Democrats Alike Are Skeptical Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

Today marked the second hearing by members of Congress regarding the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by rival AT&T held before the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on intellectual property, competition and the internet. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson stuck to his message that this deal was “all about consumers” which was of course rebutted quite frequently by other members of the panel. Parul P. Desair of Consumers Union stated that the merger “would … [read full article]