• Say goodbye to your passwords

      Say goodbye to your passwords

      Web Authentication (aka WebAuthn) has been a de facto standard for no-password web sign-ins for almost a year after the most famous browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari) began implementing it. It is also supported by many websites, including Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, PayPal and SoftBank. But now the World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have officially declared it as an official standard for logging into accounts.

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    • US to deprive Turkey,  India from trade privileges

      US to deprive Turkey, India from trade privileges

      Under the order of President Donald Trump, the US will scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, news wires reported on Monday. The US trade chief's office said in a statement that Washington “intends to terminate India's and Turkey's designations as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme because they no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria”. Under this programme, certain products can enter the US duty-free if countries meet eligibility criteria including “providing the US with equitable and reasonable market access”.

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    • Trump delays China tariff hike, believes to meet President Xi

      Trump delays China tariff hike, believes to meet President Xi

      The US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would delay a planned tariff increase on Chinese exports after both sides hailed "substantial progress" in trade talks, news wires reported. Trump said he planned to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the US leader's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to seal the deal if more progress is made.

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    • Saudi Arabia strikes $10bn China deal

      Saudi Arabia strikes $10bn China deal

      Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got a great deal with China as Saudi Aramco signed off on a $10bn refinery and petrochemical project with two Chinese companies hours before the meeting with President Xi Jinping to wrap up his two-day visit culminating on Friday.

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    • Twitter co-founder steps down from board

      Twitter co-founder steps down from board

      Twitter Inc. co-founder and former Chief Executive Evan Williams is to step down from the company’s board, closing a 13-year run that started with a simple idea to use up some leftover money. The news was revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to documents Williams, who is currently CEO of publishing platform Medium, will officially depart at the end of the month. Yet, no explanation for his departure has been given.

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    • Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G modem

      Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G modem

      The first batch of 5G phones haven't even hit the market yet, but Qualcomm's already got a processor prepared for the next-generation devices. Announced last Tuesday the new Snapdragon X55 modem is reportedly designed to accelerate global 5G rollout and unlike the X50 will bring 5G to a broad range of device categories and applications beyond smartphones, including hotspots, Wi-Fi routers, Always Connected PCs*, laptops, tablets, XR devices and connected cars.

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    • Global trade growth to slide further in 2019

      Global trade growth to slide further in 2019

      A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions continue, the World Trade Organisation said on Tuesday, 19 February.

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