U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment

By: Jonathan Shieber

US. security experts are conceding that China has won the race to develop and deploy the 5G telecommunications infrastructure seen as underpinning the next generation of technological advancement and warn that the country and its allies must develop a response — and quickly.

“The challenge we have in the development of the 5G network, at least in the early stage, is the dominance of the Huawei firm,” said Tom Ridge, the former US Secretary of Homeland Security and governor of Pennsylvania on a conference call organized recently by Global Cyber Policy Watch. “To embed that technology into a critical piece of infrastructure which is telecom is a huge national security risk.” 

Already some $500 million is being allocated to the development of end-to-end encryption software and other technologies through the latest budget for the U.S. Department of Defense, but these officials warn that the money is too little and potentially too late, unless more drastic moves are made.

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UK mining firm wins rights to mine Kenya’s gold mine with deposits valued at more than $1.8 billion

  • The government has approved the granting of a mining licence to London-based Red Rock Resources.
  • The multinational now plans to resume exploration and production of gold in the Migori belt area covering 243 square kilometres.
  • Last year, the firm was forced to settle a court case with the government which had terminated its mining licence in May, 2015.

A United Kingdom mining firm is set to start mining a Kenyan gold mine with estimated deposits valued at more than Sh180 billion ($1.8 billion).

The government has approved the granting of a mining licence to London-based Red Rock Resources which is supposed to produce gold at a site in Migori. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mining posted the approval on its website.

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What Google’s quantum computer means for Bitcoin

By: Jose Antonio Lanz

document published—and later deleted—by NASA a few days ago revealed that we could soon be entering a new technological era: Google has achieved “quantum supremacy”—supposedly.

According to the Financial Times, Google claims to have successfully built the world’s most powerful quantum computer. What that means, according to Google’s researchers, is that calculations that normally take more than 10,000 years to perform, it’s computer was able to do in about 200 seconds.

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pple named UK’s top tech employer, US firms dominate the list

By: Vicky McKeever

Apple has been named the best tech company to work for in Britain, according to new research.

The global jobs website Indeed ranked Apple top after analyzing “hundreds of thousands” of job reviews left by employees of technology companies on its website.

Global events producer GDS Group and IT firm Cisco finished second and third respectively, while Microsoft and Siemens rounded out the top five rated firms. Fellow tech giant Amazon made the list, but only just, coming in at number 15.

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Peter Dutton calls new laws legalising recreation cannabis use ‘dangerous’ as federal government weighs up a challenge


The federal government is considering challenging ACT laws legalising the recreational use of cannabis.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has described the new laws as unconscionable.

‘I think it might be trendy for the ACT government to go down this path, and they’ll say they’re enlightened and progressive and all the rest of it,’ Mr Dutton told 2GB radio on Thursday.

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Verizon officially turns on 5G in New York, Boise and Panama City


Verizon’s 5G network is continuing to slowly expand. In announcing that it’s officially turned on 5G in parts of New York on Thursday, the wireless giant turned on 5G in two additional new cities: Panama City and Boise. 

The three new cities bring Verizon 5G network count to 13, creating some distance from Sprint’s nine 5G cities and T-Mobile’s sixAT&T is still in the “lead” at 21 total cities, but unlike the other three carriers, it still doesn’t let consumers onto its network. 

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Why renewable energy makes economic sense for mining


According to the survey, 42.86% would embrace renewable energy if it resulted in overall cost reductions cost. This was closely followed by reducing grid reliance (34.69%) and decreasing environmental impact (26.53%).

The Webinar, moderated by Mining Review Africa’s Editor-in-Chief Laura Cornish, focused on dealing with how to overcome power constraints for new and existing mining operations, particularly in remote regions on the continent.

With most state-owned energy utilities struggling to keep the lights on for the general population, it is increasingly difficult to rely on grid power to operate continuously. 

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Survey of investors shows growing anxiety over Elizabeth Warren’s rise in presidential polls

By: Chris Matthews

As Elizabeth Warren’s poll numbers rise, so does anxiety on Wall Street.

That’s a according to a survey of U.S. institutional equity investors published Tuesday by RBC Capital Markets, which showed a declining share of money managers expect President Donald Trump to win reelection next year. A rising expect the Democratic nomination to go to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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Bitcoin May See Brief Bounce After Defending Key Price Support

By: Omkar Godbole

  • Bitcoin is defending the key 200-day moving average support for the third consecutive day and may see a minor bounce to $8,700.
  • A corrective bounce, if any, will likely be short-lived, as the daily and weekly chart indicators are biased bearish. The cryptocurrency will remain on the hunt for a drop to $7,500, as discussed yesterday, as long as the resistance at $9,097 is intact.
  • A break above $9,097 is needed to weaken the bearish case. A stronger sign of bearish invalidation would be a move above the weekly chart resistance at $9,533.

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