US government

US lawmakers call for restrictions to software exports to Chinese chip companies
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Hardware

US lawmakers call for restrictions to software exports to Chinese chip companies

US government needs broader, systemic restrictions to avoid Chinese military innovation, says letter
16 Apr 2021
Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims
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Policy & legislation

Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims

Secretive “Project Bernanke” allegedly gave the search giant an unfair advantage
12 Apr 2021
Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining
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Policy & legislation

Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining

Apple claims it was simply seeking alternative dates when it initially declined
12 Apr 2021
US limits exports to Chinese supercomputing entities
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Policy & legislation

US limits exports to Chinese supercomputing entities

Blacklisted organization hosts world's fourth most powerful supercomputer
9 Apr 2021
Google adds new compliance and security certifications for Google Cloud
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compliance

Google adds new compliance and security certifications for Google Cloud

New certifications prove Google meets data protection and security requirements in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific region.
9 Apr 2021
Supreme Court justice targets social media
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Policy & legislation

Supreme Court justice targets social media

Clarence Thomas calls for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to be regulated
6 Apr 2021
Tax refund scammers target university staff and students
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hacking

Tax refund scammers target university staff and students

Like every year, tax refund scammers are in full force
31 Mar 2021
FTC abandons Qualcomm antitrust case
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Hardware

FTC abandons Qualcomm antitrust case

Commission gives up on appeal over aggressive licensing claims
30 Mar 2021
Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia
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Network & Internet

Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia

The proposed cable would connect North America, Indonesia, and Singapore
30 Mar 2021
Head of Homeland Security had his email hacked in SolarWinds attack
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cyber security

Head of Homeland Security had his email hacked in SolarWinds attack

Suspected Russian hackers at the center of new claims
30 Mar 2021
Federal judge blocks US trading ban on Xiaomi
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Mobile Phones

Federal judge blocks US trading ban on Xiaomi

Stock price jumps after judge blocks restrictions on Chinese phone maker
15 Mar 2021
House passes COVID stimulus package with billions in technology funding
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Technology

House passes COVID stimulus package with billions in technology funding

Schools and libraries win $7.1 billion in connectivity funding
11 Mar 2021
Facebook cancels undersea cable to Hong Kong
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Network & Internet

Facebook cancels undersea cable to Hong Kong

US government raised concerns about Chinese spying
11 Mar 2021
Pros and cons of breaking up big tech
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big data

Pros and cons of breaking up big tech

We analyze the impact of breaking up powerful and far-reaching data-opolies
5 Mar 2021
Senators question the privacy of cameras in Amazon delivery vans
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privacy

Senators question the privacy of cameras in Amazon delivery vans

Amazon claims they’re for safety only, but the senators are skeptical
4 Mar 2021
CISA orders agencies to fix Microsoft vulnerabilities abused by Chinese hackers
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Security

CISA orders agencies to fix Microsoft vulnerabilities abused by Chinese hackers

Agencies must patch or disconnect the vulnerable software
4 Mar 2021
US "unprepared" to defend against AI threats
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artificial intelligence (AI)

US "unprepared" to defend against AI threats

A report from the National Security Commission advises the government to increase its AI investment as a matter of urgent national security
2 Mar 2021
Lawmakers signal changes for big tech in antitrust hearings
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Policy & legislation

Lawmakers signal changes for big tech in antitrust hearings

Legislators warn large companies against anticompetitive practices
26 Feb 2021
CISA warns of ongoing Accellion File Transfer Appliance attacks
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hacking

CISA warns of ongoing Accellion File Transfer Appliance attacks

Attacks have hit federal, state, and local governments
25 Feb 2021
President Biden and Senator Schumer ready semiconductor supply chain initiatives
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Hardware

President Biden and Senator Schumer ready semiconductor supply chain initiatives

Majority Leader primes pump for $100 billion in science and technology funding
24 Feb 2021
Biden pledges to address the growing chip shortage crisis
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Hardware

Biden pledges to address the growing chip shortage crisis

The administration is working with businesses to identify and mitigate bottlenecks in semiconductor supply
12 Feb 2021
White House suspends action against TikTok
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Policy & legislation

White House suspends action against TikTok

Biden administration puts halt on Trump-era legal action
11 Feb 2021
Senators criticize the ‘disjointed and disorganized’ SolarWinds hack response
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Policy & legislation

Senators criticize the ‘disjointed and disorganized’ SolarWinds hack response

Intelligence Committee chiefs call for coordinated action
10 Feb 2021