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Trump & Tech: Round 1

Iain Morris
2/8/2017
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Never one to shy away from confrontation, President Donald Trump has caused outrage in the technology industry with his plans for a US travel ban on citizens from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Trump insists the move will protect the US from terrorists, but nearly 130 technology companies have now signed a legal brief that opposes the ban, arguing it will harm US innovation and competitiveness.

Up for a Fight
President Donald Trump is already at loggerheads with some of the biggest technology players in the US.
President Donald Trump is already at loggerheads with some of the biggest technology players in the US.

Those signatories include hardware makers, software developers and web specialists. Yet not a single one of the country's major telcos has so far backed the legal brief or spoken out. Mobile operator Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and cable giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) said they had no comments to make when asked by Light Reading for their reaction to the president's move, while AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and T-Mobile US Inc. have yet to respond to our queries.

Light Reading has been tracking the ongoing developments and asking why telcos appear to be at odds with so many other technology players. We are continuing to reach out to service providers and other players active in the telecom sector, and will be publishing further updates in the days ahead.

Below you can find links to all the stories we have written so far about Trump's latest moves and his broader impact on the technology sector since winning the presidential election in early November. This list will be expanded as additional articles are published.

— Iain Morris, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profile, News Editor, Light Reading

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JNelson,
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3/25/2017 | 7:10:42 PM
Respect the Office of the President of the United States
All I have to say at this time is that I am greatly disappointed in the content of this site, I believed I was joining a site to learn about cutting edge technology of Communications and Networks, instead it appears I find myself in the land of snowflakes who require safe spaces, hot chocolate and pink puddy hats to deal with reality, people who have NO RESPECT for the highest Office held in the United States of America!

I am an American first and foremost, my political affiliation has no place in the office or in a business environmentl I will not share with you who I voted for or my political affilations I save that for such social media locals as Facebook and Twitter, not Light Reading or LinkedIN.....these are the places I believe to be meant for unbias business information sharing and enlightened opinions of the future of what allows us to communicate in all forms with people around the world.

After perusing this list of titles of the articles that have been published on this website apparently Left Leaning, Liberal and probably written by Democrats or Non Patriots I am astounded and greatly disappointed....but alas, I will avoid these articles, I will take advantage of the learning opportunities that the training portal has to offer and log off promptly, I only hope that the speakers for the classes that are presenting the subject matter are not as free with their personal opinions as those who are spewing such vitriol and hate towards of the Leader of the Free World, our President Donald J. Trump.

God Bless America and the World, may we all live in a World filled with Peace and leave it a better place for our children and grandchildren than we are currently living in today!

 

 
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