China vows to ‘firmly defend’ companies after Huawei hit with US charges

China has called on Washington to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the United States stepped up pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. Beijing will “firmly defend” its companies, a foreign ministry statement said. It gave no indication whether Beijing might retaliate…

US charges Huawei with violating sanctions and stealing trade secrets

The US Justice Department is taking criminal action against Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a senior executive, accusing the Chinese tech company of misleading banks about the company’s business and violating US sanctions. The company is also charged in a separate case with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors are…

The Digest: Facebook goes to work… and 5 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Facebook targets workplaces with new professional networking site | The Guardian "Facebook is taking aim at the likes of Google and LinkedIn with a bid to drive business users to the social networking site. The company is developing a site called Facebook at Work that will allow users to chat and collaborate on…