News of Note—Sprint touts uniqueness of 5G phone; Huawei joins OCP and more

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> The 5G smartphone Sprint is creating in collaboration with LG Electronics is going to look like no other handset on the market, according to Sprint’s VP of 5G development. Mobile World Live article

> The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced that Huawei joined as a Platinum member. Release

> Senior officials overseeing U.S. cyberintelligence expressed strong skepticism over Canada’s recent declaration that it possesses sufficient safeguards to address the risk of cyberespionage through devices made by Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei. Globe and Mail article

> A Mountain View, California, startup has built what its co-founders claim is a next-generation version of LIDAR. The Verge article

> At least one study appears to indicate that the number of mobile phone users in the United States has reached its peak. Engadget article

> The Wi-Fi kiosks in New York City have connected roughly 5 million people so far, handling around 500,000 calls per month. Engadget article

> A judge declined to ban Apple's iPhones in the United States, dealing a slight blow to Qualcomm. Reuters article

> California Governor Jerry Brown signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state against ISPs and the U.S. government. Ars Technica article

> Verizon said a Houston customer would be its first to turn on its 5G Home fixed wireless internet service. Release

> U.S. investigators failed in a recent courtroom effort to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls over its Messenger app. Reuters article

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