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Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | September 23 – 30

Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | September 23 – 30
Rachel Moltz
Wed, 10/05/2022 – 14:21
Industrial Policy & International Security

Elon Musk offers Iranians uncensored internet access | Financial Times
In an effort to support internet freedom in Iran, the US government loosened sanctions to allow tech companies to “provide secure platforms and services” and “export private satellite internet equipment.” After the death of Mahsa Amini, who was accused of failing to wear her hijab, protests erupted across the country. The Iranian government has responded by cutting off access to WhatsApp and Instagram. Elon Musk activated Starlink satellite broadband service in Iran to provide uncensored internet access; however, ground terminals are required in order to receive the signal. Musk says, “if anyone can get terminals into Iran, they will work.” He also told the Financial Times that he would turn on Starlink in Cuba if the US government similarly modified sanctions.

Apple begins making iPhone 14 in India weeks ahead of schedule | Bloomberg
Apple is working with production partner Foxconn Technology Group to assemble iPhone 14s in India. Most iPhones are assembled in China but Apple started shifting some production to India in 2017. In the midst of rising …read more

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