Afghanistan’s government has ordered a block on messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, according to a letter sent to the country’s internet providers that was widely shared over social media on Saturday.
The letter was reportedly sent to Afghan ISPs after the country’s National Directorate for Security ordered the move, in what some observers believe is an attempt to prevent use of the encrypted messaging services by the Taliban and other insurgent groups.
According to Reuters, the letter by telecoms regulator ATRA, dated November 1 and signed by an official of the regulator, directed internet companies to block Telegram and Facebook’s [...]
The cellular capabilities of the Apple Watch Series 3 remain unavailable to new carrier plan subscribers in China, after having been „abruptly cut off…without explanation“ just one week after the device’s launch in September. A new report published today by The Wall Street Journal has looked into the LTE setbacks faced by the Apple Watch in the country, which is predicted to face ongoing issues over the next couple of months.
Originally, Apple Watch Series 3 models on launch were supported by the carrier China Unicom, but on September 28 — almost one week after the September 22 launch — Unicom cut off new LTE subscriptions for the device. [...]
Apple’s refusal to approve the Indian government’s anti-spam iPhone app has infuriated state regulators, which could work against the company’s efforts to increase its market share in the country, a report on Wednesday revealed.
The U.S. government has filed an application with the General Court of the European Union to intervene in an ongoing tax-related case between Apple and the European Commission, according to Reuters. „I can confirm the United States filed an application with the European Union General Court to intervene in the case involving the retroactive application of state aid rules to Apple,“ said the source, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
The report did not specify when the application was submitted, so it’s unclear if it occurred under the Barack Obama or Donald Trump administrations.
Last August, following a three-year [...]