The Next Web: Honor’s latest app helps the visually impaired read documents and roadsigns

The Next Web: Honor’s latest app helps the visually impaired read documents and roadsigns. “Honor announced PocketVision on Friday at a fringe event to the IFA consumer technology trade show. The app leans on Huawei’s expertise in AI and camera technology to make text easier to consume by those with limited vision.”

Engadget: Facebook reportedly prohibits Huawei from pre-installing its apps

Engadget: Facebook reportedly prohibits Huawei from pre-installing its apps. “Future Huawei phones will no longer come pre-installed with Facebook’s apps, according to Reuters. The social network has reportedly prohibited the Chinese manufacturer from loading its main app, Instagram and WhatsApp onto any phone that hasn’t left the factory yet.”

CNET: Congress calls out Google over ties with Huawei

CNET: Congress calls out Google over ties with Huawei. “Facebook isn’t the only company in the hot seat for its relationship with Chinese tech firms. On Thursday, Alphabet, Google’s parent, came under scrutiny for having ties with those firms, too. In an open letter to Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Sen. Mark Warner expressed concern about the company’s dealings with Huawei and Xiaomi, two big Chinese device makers. The Virginia Democrat also raised concerns about Alphabet’s relationship with Tencent, a Chinese platform company.”