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Navy bans TikTok from government-issued phones

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Don’t expect to post often on TikTok if you’re serving in the US Navy. The military branch has banned use of the social video app on any government-issued mobile devices. ByteDance’s software is allegedly a “cybersecurity threat,” according to a bu…

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US Navy will scrap touchscreen controls on its destroyers

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The US military normally embraces technology whenever possible. This time, however, it’s taking a conspicuous step back. The Navy will ditch touchscreens on destroyers within the next 18 to 24 months, reverting instead to conventional helm controls…

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Senators ask the FCC to limit 5G auction to protect weather forecasts

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In March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began auctioning blocks of the 24 GHz spectrum, which could be used to implement future 5G networks. Shortly afterward, the US Navy released a memo warning that 5G in the 24 GHz band could …

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