The head of WhatsApp has said he would take legal action if the messaging app was forced to weaken its end-to-end encryption in the UK. Will Cathcart told The Telegraph that the service would be prepared to challenge any demand that it break the systems that make it impossible for security services to read messages between criminals. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook are under growing pressure over end-to-end encryption, which the Home Office has claimed poses an “unacceptable risk to use
Micron (NASDAQ: MU) and Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) both provide essential components for electronic devices. Micron is one of the world's largest producers of DRAM and NAND memory chips, while Lumentum produces optical chips, 3D-sensing chips, and commercial lasers. Over the past 12 months, Micron's stock has rallied more than 50% as memory prices passed a cyclical trough and started rising again.
The US technology giant Qualcomm has opened the door to a rival investment in Arm if the British microchip company's $40bn (£28bn) sale to Nvidia is blocked. Cristiano Amon, Qualcomm’s incoming chief executive, told The Telegraph it would be prepared to buy a stake in Arm alongside a consortium of industry players if owner SoftBank were to float the company instead of selling it to Nvidia. Nvidia hit back at the suggestion, saying an IPO would hold back Arm's development. Qualcomm and companies