Beijing blasts Israel for moving to ban Chinese equipment from 5G networks; Commerce Department restricts Huawei’s access to global chip market; Indian lawmakers call on Facebook to answer questions over hate-speech policies; Taiwan accuses China of cyberattacks against government agencies and official email accounts; and EU regulators clash during first major test of GDPR enforcement.
U.S. agencies release report on Chinese malware tool used for over a decade; TikTok saga continues with likely sale to Microsoft after intervention from President Trump; EU opens antitrust probe into Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit; Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube remove video by President Trump, citing misinformation; and State Department announces expansion of “Clean Network” program targeting Chinese technology.
The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations that Beijing could use its 5G infrastructure for espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the world’s tech landscape for years to come.
Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of six leading global think tanks reflect on what reforms are the most important for the United Nations as it looks toward its next seventy-five years.