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Microsoft staff asked boss to walk away from Trump immigration contract
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Worried they may be assisting a human rights violation 

More than 100 Microsoft staff have reportedly written to CEO Satya Nadella protesting the company's work for the US's Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency.

China hacked US satellite operators, defence contractors and telcos
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Taking out the satellites

Insecurity experts Symantec have uncovered a sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia.

OpenBSD stops support for  Intel CPU hyper-threading
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Too many bugs

The OpenBSD project is killing off support for Intel CPU hyper-threading due to security concerns regarding the theoretical threat of more "Spectre-class bugs".

Supremes will decide if Apple is a monopolist
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Repeat offender

The Supreme Court will review a 2011 class-action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of operating an illegal monopoly by not allowing iPhone users to download mobile apps outside of its own App Store and reduce consumer choice.

US Senate votes to ban ZTE
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Sidesteps Trump

ZTE appears to be back in trouble again after the US Senate has voted to reinstate a ban on ZTE that prevents the Chinese telecom company from buying US components and using US software.