Hack-proof phone from China junked

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday the Chinese government had offered him a mobile phone that could not be hacked or accessed through computers or computer network......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 3rd, 2019

Duterte says he refused cell phone from China

President Duterte revealed that China had offered to provide him a hack-proof mobile phone but he refused, to avoid suspicions that he is hiding something......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Duterte tumanggi sa China cellphone

TINANGGIHAN ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang alok ng China na high-tech cellular phone na hindi kayang i-hack kahit ng pinakamagaling na hacker......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

China starts mandatory face scans for phone users

Beijing—China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

China says trade envoys agree on phone to talks

BEIJING: Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have agreed to talks on a preliminary deal for resolving the tariff war between the world’s two largest economies, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday. In a brief notice, the ministry said that Vice Premier Liu He and other senior officials spoke by phone with US Trade Representative […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

Huawei pushes 5G in Southeast Asia, brushing off tech war with U.S.

BANGKOK, Thailand – Chinese phone giant Huawei said on Sunday, November 3, it was ready to roll out 5G infrastructure across Southeast Asia, dismissing US warnings its tech could be used to hoover up data for Beijing. The firm has emerged as a key protagonist in the wider US-China trade war ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

U.S. close to finalizing parts of trade deal with China – USTR

WASHINGTON, US – Washington and Beijing are making "headway" on key issues in their ongoing trade dispute and discussions will continue , the US Trade Representative's office said Friday, October 25, following a phone call between senior officials. (READ:  Partial U.S.-China trade deal only 'baby step' as thorny issues remain ) President Donald Trump heralded a major win in his offensive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2019

Getting out: Tariffs push some U.S. manufacturers to exit China

CHICAGO, USA – As fresh United States tariffs on Chinese imports kick in, Illinois-based phone accessories manufacturer Ben Buttolph has been urgently moving production to other Asian countries despite the cost, inconvenience, and deep uncertainty. Buttolph, chief finance officer at Xentris Wireless, expects that his company will never return ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2019

Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of SIM swap fraud

WASHINGTON, USA – Even with considerable security precautions in place, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey became the victim of an embarrassing compromise when attackers took control of his account  on the platform by hijacking his phone number. Dorsey became the latest target of so-called "SIM swap" fraud which enables a fraudster to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2019

Gem-Ver boat owner to Duterte gov t: Whose side are you on?

MANILA, Philippines – One of the owners of the fishing boat sunk by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) has become increasingly frustrated with the Duterte administration's statements on the incident that nearly cost the lives of her crew members. In phone conversations and text ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Huawei phone sales plunge, cutbacks planned as US pressure bites

SHENZHEN, China – Huawei's founder said Monday the Chinese telecom giant's overseas smartphone sales have tumbled since the US last month threatened to blacklist the company , and he warned the embattled firm would slash production to weather the US drive to isolate it. The announcements by Huawei founder ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Trade war becomes tech war, to be No. 1

How did the cutting edge, selfie-taking phone you bought get into a worldwide tech war? After almost clinching a trade peace deal with China recently, US President Donald Trump had…READ The post Trade war becomes tech war, to be No. 1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

How Fil-Am coach Leo Balayon is leading a small US university to greater heights

Last December 16, Bethesda University, a little-known college from Anaheim, California made U.S. collegiate basketball history when it defeated the Divsion One school Cal State University - Northridge. The Bethesda Flames, led by Filipino-American coach Leo Balayon, became the only member of the National Christian College Athletic Association to defeat a Division One school. Born and raised in Davao, coach Balayon has decades of basketball experience under his belt. He played for Ateneo de Davao's basketball team and eventually became University of the Philippines' assistant coach. He played semi-professionally in China before joining his family in the US, where the sport followed him, and he became the head coach of the men's basketball team and the athletic director of Bethesda University. But it looks like he's found home. Balayon is not just breathing life into a little-known school, he's also providing second chances to players who have had a rough past.   strong>BUCKET LIST /strong> With the win, Balayon not only made history, but he was also able to cross something off his bucket list. 'I want to win against a division one team as a small school coach, that was one of the items on my bucket list,' he said.  And to add to the grandeur of their accomplishment, the win came against a coach like Reggie Theus, a 13-year NBA veteran. 'Being able to accomplish it this past week was really amazing especially doing it against a coach I respect, Reggie Theus is an NBA coach, NCAA coach he's been to the tournament, he's been an NBA all star,' Balayon said. But he didn't do it alone.    strong>BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL /strong> Along with the challenge of coaching a small school, his team consists of players who've had problems in the past, or have come from difficult backgrounds. But they're in it together, nonetheless. 'I know it's a small school, really challenging situation, but it actually allows me to find kids that need help and sometimes the kids we help they come from hard backgrounds. We've had kids who's moms were murdered. We have guys who've lost loved ones,' said Balayon.  Further embracing the situation, Balayon  appreciates the second chance the sport has given to his players.  'We can't get the top 25 high school recruits but we can get these kids that are overlooked and maybe some coaches shy away them just because of where they're coming from or their past mistakes. For us I use this platform to help kids have a second chance.'   strong>TAKE IT FROM THEM /strong> Bethesda Flames guard Rob Bush is a prime example of the hardships some of the players have went through. 'I had to put basketball down for a minute. Because my dad unfortunately died and then my mom was murdered so I had to put it down for a second. I just had to come take care of myself,' Bush said. But Bush is also living proof of how Bethesda's sports program and coach Balayon's coaching have done wonders to rejuvinate players' outlook in life. 'It's a blessing any time you can get on the court. It's blessing that we can wake up and have camaraderie whether it's ups or downs.'  Another player, 34-year-old Buddha Boyd believes the Flames were destined to play together, and are on their way to do great things. 'I always believed in this team was going to do something special because I'm 34, years old playing college basketball, I'm here for a reason,' the 6'5 swingman said.  'After getting to know my teammates and knowing their stories. I just see all of us came together for a reason, something special and the D1 win was just the beginning.'   strong>With a report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News /strong> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Trump’s Taiwan call

Four decades of US-China diplomatic protocol was broken last week when President-elect Donald Trump accepted a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s Presid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

Trump rants against China

US President-elect Donald Trump complained about Chinese economic and military policy on Twitter on Sunday, showing no signs of a conciliatory approach after a phone conversation with Taiwan’s president raised hackles in Beijing......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

China lodges protest

China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the “petty” move......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

China s Xi reaffirms US relations in talk with Trump

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed the importance of relations with the United States in a phone conversation with President-elect Donald Trum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2016

Robots at center of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals

The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and "dance" as it plays Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2016

Proof of life

We are now at an age when failure to connect or answer a phone call is taken as a possible sign that a storm, earthquake or terrorist attack has been so seve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

10m phone alerts save lives of Chinese from floods

With five major typhoons in mainland China this year so far, the loss of 662 lives in floods, 332 missing victims and the additional loss of 400,000 houses to the disaster, China’s Ministry of Water Resources had a testy season and the worst in 18 .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 27th, 2016

Russia? China? Who hacked Yahoo, and why?

BY GUY JACKSON, LAURENCE BENHAMOU PARIS: Yahoo’s claim that it is the victim of a gigantic state-sponsored hack raises the question of whether it is the latest target for hackers with the backing of Russia, China or even North Korea, experts say. T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016