0
Wireless

US govt asks Riot Games, Epic Games about data protocols with Tencent

Friday 18 September 2020 | 14:26 CET | News
Always wanted to know everything about the Dutch Telecoms market? Then the online Masterclass Introduction Dutch Telecom market is for you! Please enroll here!
The US government has sent letters to Epic Games, Riot Games and other gaming firms about their dealings with China's Tencent, in terms of data and security protocols, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) made the requests. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Epic Games / Tencent
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

California court denies motion to reinstate ban on WeChat

Published 26 Oct 2020 10:00 CET | United States
The US District Court of the Northern District of California has denied a motion put forth by the US Justice Department and ...

China mulls competition probe into Google - report

Published 30 Sep 2020 15:07 CET | China
China could soon start an antitrust investigation into Google on grounds the company allegedly used its dominant Android mobile ...

AT&T launches game developer competition for women

Published 29 Sep 2020 10:37 CET | United States
AT&T is calling for women game developers and women-led development teams to showcase their talent in a new competition geared ...

Epic Games acquires kidtech specialist SuperAwesome

Published 28 Sep 2020 15:15 CET | World
UK internet safety company SuperAwesome, developer of technology to help keep children safe online, is being acquired by US-based ...

US govt puts export restrictions on SMIC

Published 28 Sep 2020 09:51 CET | United States
The US government has decided to restrict exports to China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), saying ...

TikTok, WeChat downloads reach daily peaks in US around 15 Sept - study

Published 21 Sep 2020 09:48 CET | United States
For WeChat, downloads reached their peak on 15 September, at 4,700 on that day. On the other 11 days to 17 September, they went ...

US President Trump approves Oracle, Walmart deal with ByteDance for TikTok

Published 21 Sep 2020 09:19 CET | United States
US President Donald Trump has given his approval to the proposed deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US ...

California court halts ban on WeChat, for the moment

Published 21 Sep 2020 08:50 CET | United States
A US judge has ruled in favour of those that filed a motion to halt the banning of WeChat, which was set to take place on 20 ...

Regering VS vraagt Riot Games en Epic Games naar banden met Tencent

Published 18 Sep 2020 15:20 CET | United States
De Amerikaanse regering heeft brieven gestuurd naar Epic Games, Riot Games en andere gamingbedrijven vragen gesteld over hun ...

US justice dept says Wechat ban won't target individual users

Published 17 Sep 2020 11:29 CET | United States
The US ban on business with WeChat will not target individual users, the Justice Department said. They will not face civil or ...

Chipmakers apply for US licences to continue sales to Huawei

Published 17 Sep 2020 09:34 CET | United States
Several major chipmakers have sought exemptions from the new US sanctions against Huawei, so they can continue to supply the ...

TikTok to set up US headquarters with 20,000 employees if Oracle deal approved

Published 15 Sep 2020 10:55 CET | United States
The deal between ByteDance and Oracle about TikTok's US operations still has to be reviewed by the US Department of the Treasury. ...

TikTok reaches 100 million user milestone in Europe

Published 14 Sep 2020 11:10 CET | Europe
TikTok has reached the 100 million user milestone in Europe, with more than 100 million people across the region active on the ...

TikTok use leaps in the Netherlands to 11% from 2% in Q2 - study

Published 03 Sep 2020 14:12 CET | Netherlands
The installed base of the TikTok app among Dutch young people has grown extremely fast over the past year, according to research ...

TikTok CEO Mayer quits after 3 months following political turmoil

Published 27 Aug 2020 08:35 CET | World
Kevin Mayer has resigned as CEO of TikTok, just over three months after taking the job, the New York Times reports. In a note to ...

US companies tell White House WeChat ban will harm business in China - report

Published 13 Aug 2020 15:58 CET | China
Several US companies have voiced concerns to the White House that the ban on doing business with WeChat could hurt their business ...

Trump issues orders banning TikTok, WeChat in US

Published 07 Aug 2020 08:49 CET | United States
The US President Donald Trump has issued two executive orders essentially banning the apps TikTok and WeChat in the US. When they ...

US to this week sign ban on Chinese companies as federal contractors - report

Published 10 Jul 2020 09:30 CET | United States
The US government want to stop its bodies from buying goods or services from companies that use products from five Chinese ...

FCC confirms Huawei, ZTE as national security threat

Published 01 Jul 2020 08:55 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission has confirmed ZTE and Huawei are threats to US national security. As a result, US operators ...

Trump extends order barring risky telecom suppliers

Published 14 May 2020 09:33 CET | United States
US President Donald Trump extended for another year the executive order signed in May 2019 declaring a national emergency and ...

US govt recommends revoking China Telecom licence in US

Published 10 Apr 2020 08:52 CET | United States
The US government has recommended that the FCC revoke licences allowing China Telecom to provide international telecommunications ...

Huawei loses appeal against US government sales ban

Published 19 Feb 2020 08:54 CET | United States
Huawei has lost its lawsuit against the US ban on government users buying its products, the Wall Street Journal reported. The ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

26 Oct CCW Europe 2020
27 Oct GSMA Thrive North America
28 Oct 8x8 fiscal Q2
28 Oct Belden Q3 2020
28 Oct ZTE Q3 2020
28 Oct KPN Q3 2020
28 Oct Extreme Networks fiscal Q1
28 Oct Ooredoo Q3 2020
28 Oct Telefonica Deutschland Q3 2020
28 Oct Equinix Q3 2020
28 Oct Telecoms World Asia 2020
28 Oct Cognizant Q3 2020
29 Oct Facebook Q3 2020
29 Oct Telefonica Q3 2020
29 Oct HKBN FY results
29 Oct Motorola Solutions Q3 2020
29 Oct Amazon Q3
29 Oct Ribbon Communications Q3
29 Oct Comcast Q3 2020
29 Oct Veon Q3 2020
29 Oct NTT Docomo fiscal Q2
29 Oct Fortinet Q3 2020
29 Oct Corning Q3 2020
29 Oct Spotify Q3 2020
29 Oct CyrusOne Q3 2020
29 Oct Alphabet Q3 2020
29 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2020
29 Oct Swisscom Q3 2020
29 Oct Hrvatski Telekom Q3 2020
29 Oct Poly fiscal Q2
29 Oct Orange Q3 2020
29 Oct Nokia Q3 2020
29 Oct BT fiscal Q2
29 Oct Twitter Q3 2020
29 Oct Altice USA Q3 2020
29 Oct Dasan Zhone Q3
29 Oct Teleste Q3 2020
29 Oct Apple fiscal Q4
29 Oct Facebook Q3 2020
29 Oct Telesat Q3 2020
29 Oct Tucows Q3 2020
29 Oct Samsung Electronics Q3 2020
::: More Calendar Items