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  • Nokia and Algerian mobile operator Djezzy, have completed a trial using microwave carrier aggregation technology to support increased demand for capacity. The trial utilised Nokia’s Wavence microwave transport solution with an ultra-high capacity of 8.5Gbps over a distance of nearly 6 kilometres. With its reduced latency and high capacity, the solution will allow Djezzy to deliver compelling experiences to its 14.2 million subscribers.
  • Google has been forced to remove apps from its Play Store after their true malicious functions were discovered. In this instance, 25 applications that were collectively downloaded over 2.34 million times were stealing Facebook credentials.
  • TikTok says it will stop offering its social video app in Hong Kong after the region adopted a new national security law granting expanded powers to the mainland Chinese government. “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” a spokesperson tells Axios.
  • Google, Facebook, and Twitter are pausing the processing of data requests from the Hong Kong government as they review a new security law that went into effect on July 1st. Google put its pause into place as soon as the law took effect last Wednesday.
  • Uber has agreed to acquire delivery service Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. The ride-hailing company on Monday said the acquisition, which was reported earlier by Bloomberg, will boost its growing efforts in the delivery of groceries, essentials and other goods.