CommsWire - 26 June 2019


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Victoria to ban mobiles in state schools from 2020
The Victorian Government will ban the use of mobile phones during school hours in state schools from the beginning of the school year in 2020, with the state's Education Minister James Merlino saying the ban is aimed at stopping cyber-bullying.

'No IoCs or victim accounts': Researcher questions coverage of APT10 report
A well-known researcher from security outfit Chronicle Security has questioned why tech and mainstream media have given blanket coverage to research by the US/Israeli firm Cybereason, which detailed intrusions into a number of telecommunications firms by a Chinese group known as APT10.

Huawei gear more vulnerable than that of rivals: claim
A hitherto unheard of company, Finite State, has claimed that telecommunications products made by Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies are more likely to contain flaws that could be used for malicious activity than gear made by its rivals.

US firms find ways to evade ban on selling to Huawei
At least two big American semiconductor manufacturing companies have used loopholes in the US ban on supplying parts to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and shipped goods to the company from units that operate outside the US.

Qualcomm, ZTE demonstrate 5G-powered cloud gaming on smartphones
Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese telecommunications equipment provider ZTE have demonstrated 5G-powered cloud gaming, on a live 5G network, utilising cloud gaming solutions from Tencent Instant Play on 5G smartphones from OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.

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