Bloomberg

The curious case of Bloomberg's Huawei scoop

In this image, the Huawek logo is seen on the side of a building on a foggy day.
A Huawei logo. Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Vodafone's Italian division had discovered "backdoors" in its Huawei-brand telecommunications equipment in 2011 and 2012.

But, but, but: The story did not play well in the security community, where the evidence is seen as insufficient to the central claims. It didn't make a strong case that the "backdoor" was anything more than a minor, unintentional problem. Vodafone's official stance was it wasn't.

Exclusive: "Everything Store" author to revisit Amazon in new book

A man stands in front of a gray and gold backdrop
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Journalist Brad Stone's 2013 bestseller "The Everything Store" told the story of Amazon's rise. Now, he's writing another book about the tech giant and founder Jeff Bezos.

Why it matters: Amazon has moved far beyond its retail roots — becoming a player in far-flung sectors of the economy — and as a result faces more questions about its dominance. Bezos is also the the richest person in the world and a regular target of President Trump.