News of Note—Huawei busted over benchmark tests; Brightstar’s new CEO and more

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Brightstar has named Paul Galant as CEO. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Huawei has been caught tweaking several of its high-end phones, including the P20 and P20 Pro, to outdo rivals in benchmark tests. ZDNet article

> Brightstar announced Paul Galant has been named CEO. He most recently was CEO of VeriFone Systems. Release

> Apple’s Sept. 12 event is almost here, and expectations are high for new iPhones. The Verge article

> Samsung plans to sell the Galaxy A6 phone in the U.S. beginning Sept. 14. Phone Scoop article

> Google sent out invites to a "Made by Google Launch Event," which will invariably include the company's Pixel 3 smartphone flagship. Ars Technica article

> Tim Armstrong, the leader of Verizon Communications’ media and advertising business, reportedly is in talks to depart the company. WSJ article

> ETSI's Technical Committee on Cybersecurity recently released two encryption specifications that could be key for access control in highly distributed systems such as 5G and IoT. SDxCentral article

> The state of Washington levied a fine of $20,000 to T-Mobile for offering illegal insurance plans to customers. iFiberOne article

> Fixed wireless access technology will be the main driver of French telecom group Orange’s 5G rollout. RCR Wireless article