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China launched a data security standards initiative

Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the "Global Initiative on Data Security," which asks countries to maintain an open, secure supply chain for technology and services, and urges them to respect other countries' sovereignty.


That seems to be positioned as a response to the U.S. "Clean Network" initiative: In prepared remarks, Wang said "a certain country keeps making groundless accusations against others ... such blatant acts of bullying must be opposed and rejected."

Martin Cooper with his original DynaTAC cell phone.

Photo: Ted Soqui/Getty Images

Martin Cooper helped invent one of the most consequential and successful products in history: the cell phone. And almost five decades after he made the first public cell phone call, on a 2-pound brick of a device called the DynaTAC, he's written a book about his career called "Cutting the Cord: The Cell Phone has Transformed Humanity." In it he tells the story of the cell phone's invention, and looks at how it has changed the world and will continue to do so.

Cooper came on the Source Code Podcast to talk about his time at Motorola, the process of designing the first-ever cell phone, whether today's tech giants are monopolies, and why he's bullish on the future of AI.

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David Pierce ( @pierce) is Protocol's editor at large. Prior to joining Protocol, he was a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, a senior writer with Wired, and deputy editor at The Verge. He owns all the phones.

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