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May 26, 2019, 4:55 PM

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David Richards / Channel News:
Report: court documents, government and industry sources detail decades of Huawei's alleged IP theft, from the science behind 5G to phone accessory designs  —  As Australians move to flog their Huawei smartphones due to security concerns and the fact that Google has pulled the plug …
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
World Health Organisation makes gaming disorder a recognized illness; classification to come into effect January 1, 2022  —  Classification to come into effect January 1, 2022  —  The 194 members of the World Health Organisation have recognised ‘gaming disorder’ as an illness at the 72nd World Health Assembly today.
New York Times:
The leaked NSA exploit EternalBlue is being used by hackers to paralyze American cities like Allentown, San Antonio, and most recently Baltimore  —  For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The imaginary “race” to 5G has been foisted on us by telecom giants which want something new to sell at high prices, instead of competing to improve service  —  No one seems to have a good answer to this question  —  I have a dumb question that no one seems capable of answering directly: Why is 5G a race?
Intel Newsroom:
Intel Computex preview: its first volume 10nm Ice Lake mobile CPU, Core i9-9900KS special edition CPU running at 5 GHz on all 8 cores, and more  —  Ahead of Intel's COMPUTEX Opening Keynote on May 28, the company today previewed products that deliver a significant boost in real-world workload performance …
Li Jin / Andreessen Horowitz:
The state of the podcasting industry in 2019, including key trends and monetization strategies of audio apps in China  —  In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTubers are seeing an increase in aggressive copyright claims from record labels, creating frustration among creators, who believe their work is fair use  —  Glenn Fricker didn't run into any issues when he uploaded a video about digital music editing to YouTube in 2014.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Small, rural carriers, dependent on Huawei's inexpensive equipment, are having to rethink expansion plans or replace existing gear due to the ban on the company  —  Many small carriers depend on inexpensive equipment from the Chinese company.  Now they must rethink expansion plans, and perhaps replace existing gear.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
SEC filing: the CEO and co-founder of King is stepping down on July 1, three years after Activision Blizzard acquired the Candy Crush developer for $5.9B  —  Riccardo Zacconi is stepping down as chief executive of King, after more than 16 years leading the Candy Crush games developer.

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