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Homeland Security Committee head seeks greater U.S. role in 5G standards

(Reuters) — A Republican lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation to boost the presence of U.S. firms in global industry standards bodies to combat China’s rising influence in next-generation 5G cellular network technology. The bill, from U.S. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, presses the secretary of state to boost the “representation and leadership” of the United […]

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U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration added five Chinese entities to a United States blacklist on Friday, further restricting China’s access to American technology and stoking already high tensions as President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China prepare to meet in Japan next week. The Commerce Department announced that it would add four Chinese companies […]

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Huawei ban threatens U.S. national security, tech companies warn Trump administration

(Jason Lee/Reuters) U.S. technology companies have told the Commerce Department that the Trump administration’s ban on selling to the Chinese tech giant Huawei could significantly harm their bottom lines and might damage their ability to develop new technological innovations, including those needed by the U.S. military. The companies are making the claims in applications for […]

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SentinelOne raises $120 million to automate endpoint security for enterprises

SentinelOne, a cybersecurity company specializing in autonomous endpoint protection, has raised $ 120 million in a series D round of funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, NextEquity, Data Collective (DCVC), and others. Founded in 2013, Mountain View-based SentinelOne serves companies with protection across all […]

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Security blog reports that First American left hundreds of millions of records exposed

First American Financial, one of the country’s largest title companies, left millions of customers’ records exposed on a web site. (Larry Downing/Reuters) Renae Merle Reporter covering white-collar crime and Wall Street May 24 A leading mortgage settlement and title insurance company, First American Financial Corporation, left hundreds of millions of customer records accessible on the […]