Foxconn considering iPhone factory in Vietnam as China trade war uncertainty continues — 9to5Mac

Apple’s biggest supply chain partner, Foxconn, is looking to start a new facility in Vietnam as a way to hedge against instability and uncertainty in its current production facilities due to the ongoing trade war between China and the US.

via Foxconn considering iPhone factory in Vietnam as China trade war uncertainty continues — 9to5Mac

Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy — TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Verizon-owned parent, Oath, an ad tech division made from the merging of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay around $5 million to settle charges that it violated a federal children’s privacy law. The penalty is said to be the largest ever issued under COPPA.

via Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy — TechCrunch

Amazon gets into the blockchain with Quantum Ledger Database & Managed Blockchain — TechCrunch

Amazon last year dismissed the idea of getting into the blockchain with AWS, but today that’s changed. The company announced a new service called Amazon Quantum Ledger Database or QLDB, which is a fully managed ledger database with a central trusted authority. The service is launching into preview today…

via Amazon gets into the blockchain with Quantum Ledger Database & Managed Blockchain — TechCrunch

U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrant caravan members as they reach Mexico border — National Post

TIJUANA, Mexico — Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem…

via U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrant caravan members as they reach Mexico border — National Post

Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments — TechCrunch

Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptocurrency officially. Companies who want to take part in the program simply need to go to OhioCrypto.com and register to pay…

via Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments — TechCrunch

California’s Largest Utility Had Asked to Hike Customers’ Bills Over Wildfires — TIME

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers’ monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and deliver a sizable increase in profits to shareholders…

via California’s Largest Utility Had Asked to Hike Customers’ Bills Over Wildfires — TIME