Rights group hits Amazon, Foxconn over China labor conditions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group criticized Amazon.com Inc and contract manufacturer Foxconn over what it described as harsh working conditions at a plant in China that makes the retail giant's Echo Dot smart speaker and Kindle e-reader.

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White House's Navarro says 'three strikes you're out' for ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese technology company ZTE Corp will be "shut down" in the United States if it engages in one more bad activity, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro warned on Sunday.

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U.S. security panel approves Oceanwide purchase of Genworth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. panel that reviews foreign investments for potential national security threats has approved China Oceanwide Holdings Group's [OWREAC.UL] purchase of insurer Genworth Financial , the two companies said on Saturday.

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Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs and ahead of five elections next month.

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Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc named Chief Technology Officer Hans Vestberg as its new CEO on Friday, surprising analysts and signaling the largest U.S. wireless company's priority is building the next-generation 5G network, not expanding further into media content.

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Apple to make 20 percent fewer new model iPhones this year: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 percent from what it had planned at the same time last year, Japanese financial daily Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources.

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Stewing about Trump, California tech group bets on distant 'purple' candidates

MILL VALLEY, California (Reuters) - Sipping California zinfandel, munching deviled eggs and fretting about President Donald Trump, the guests attending a political fundraiser at a Silicon Valley executive's home were the usual assortment of tech entrepreneurs and investors.

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Source: Reuters