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The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

U.S. seeks to blacklist Chinese artificial intelligence firms

- Associated Press

The United States is blacklisting a group of Chinese tech companies that develop facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technology that the U.S. says is being used to repress China’s Muslim minority groups.

In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the Facebook logo on a screen at Nasdaq in Time Square, New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

- Associated Press

The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world — a decision experts say could hinder free speech online and put a heavy burden on tech companies.

This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows a photo of the Google logo at their offices in Granary Square, London. The European Court of Justice's ruled Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, that there is no obligation under EU law, for a search engine operator to extend beyond the EU member states the court's 2014 ruling that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

EU top court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue

- Associated Press

Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday, when the bloc’s top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn’t have to extend the EU’s “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines outside the region.

Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al Qaeda pages

- Associated Press

In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al Qaeda before it’s reported.

In this Aug. 21, 2019, photo, a Huawei research engineer holds up a coated screw designed to reduce signal interference at the Huawei Materials lab in Dongguan in Southern China's Guangdong province. Facing a ban on access to U.S. technology, Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei is showing it increasingly can do without American components and compete with Western industry leaders in pioneering research. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Facing U.S. ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

- Associated Press

Long before President Trump threatened to cut off Huawei’s access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers.

In this July 30, 2019, file photo a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei has accused U.S. authorities of trying to coerce employees to gather information on the company and of trying to break into its information systems. The company, the target of U.S. accusations that it is a security threat, said Wednesday, Sept. 4, that American officials were using "unscrupulous means" to disrupt its business. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Huawei accuses U.S. of cyberattacks, coercing employees

- Associated Press

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.