Huawei ban: US government relaxes plans to ban Huawei in the States – but only until August
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After the Chinese firm was added to a list of entities that require a licence to trade with American companies, the US Commerce Department has relaxed these restrictions.

It has given Huawei a temporary licence to allow the company to purchase US goods as long as they are used to maintain existing networks and provide software updates. 

This is likely in response to Google being ordered to cease trading with Huawei, which would have meant pulling Android and Google services from its handsets. The turnaround is believed to have been put in place to minimise disruption to customers with Huawei devices, yet it will be shortlived. The temporary licence expires on 19 August. 

The 5 biggest announcements from Facebook’s F8 developer conference keynote
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Facebook’s F8 developer conference kicked off today, and the company just finished its opening keynote. Its overwhelming theme, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is that “the future is private.” After a year plagued by controversy over whether Facebook is invading its users’ privacy and encouraging social division, it’s pushing hard on helping people connect with close family and friends.

Twitter gives Retweets an upgrade
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The feature is live today on iOS, Android and Twitter’s mobile website. Though a seemingly minor upgrade, the addition is notable because of its potential to significantly impact the amount of media that’s shared to Twitter.

Today, retweeting with a comment is a common user behavior — so opening up the Retweet to support media will likely lead to a sizable increase of the amount of non-text content you see on your Twitter timeline when you scroll through.

Secret ‘dark web’ apps that are luring your children online
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Do you know what your children are doing online?

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, 73 percent of teens have access to smartphones. Cyber security expert Lisa Good says that many kids, as young as 10 years old, are finding their way onto the dark web through hidden “vault” apps available on their phones.

“The dark web is so available," Good said. "What your kids are going there for is so they can buy fake ID’s to get into parties and clubs where they can buy alcohol and buy drugs. They can even buy school papers or hire hackers to change their grades.”

The more terrifying aspects of the dark web can include buying firearms - even hit-men - if the kid stumbles their way into its depths.

So how are kids getting onto the dark web? Secret apps, also known as “vault” apps which many parents mistake for something else entirely.

“The scary thing about secret apps, and what parents don’t realize, is that they look a regular app," Good said. "It could be a calculator, a music app, a chat app - the newest one as of Christmas was a navigation app - so these apps function as they are supposed to, but they also have a sinister dark side.”

Huawei overtakes iPhone, Samsung is next
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For some it is not necessary, namely Huawei. The controversial Chinese manufacturer has managed to grow their business among others struggling and the entire market posting -6.6% growth. 

Apple has fallen very sharply, according to IDC's newest report. In fact it is leading in negative year-over-year change with -30%. Huawei has now passed the American giant by a huge margin by increasing the volume YoY just over 50%. That is insane in this market.

Lost or stolen Android phone? Here's how to get it back
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It can happen in a matter of seconds: You leave your phone on a counter in the store and walk away, or someone bumps into you on the street and takes your phone right out of a pocket or bag.

Losing a phone, be it from theft or an honest mistake, is a stressful experience. Not only does it cut off your access to the rest of the world, but your phone holds some of your most personal information.

In the event your phone goes missing, don't panic! There are tools built into every Android phone that makes it possible to lock and track down a lost phone with ease. But first, you'll need to take some steps to set yourself up for success.