Wells Fargo taps Microsoft and Google for digital transformation drive
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digital transformation

Wells Fargo taps Microsoft and Google for digital transformation drive

The bank says the public cloud is at the core of its long-term strategy
16 Sep 2021
Salesforce offers to relocate employees out of Texas
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Policy & legislation

Salesforce offers to relocate employees out of Texas

The company told staff it will help them and their families leave the state if they are concerned about the ability to access reproductive care
13 Sep 2021
Amazon to pay college tuition fees for 750,000 front-line employees
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Careers & training

Amazon to pay college tuition fees for 750,000 front-line employees

The company is investing $1.2 billion by 2025 in education and skills training for its workers
10 Sep 2021
Amazon, Microsoft won $50m in military contracts after Google's Project Maven exit, report
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public sector

Amazon, Microsoft won $50m in military contracts after Google's Project Maven exit, report

The two tech giants reportedly took on contracts that helped the military to identify objects from drone footage
9 Sep 2021
Howard University cancels classes following ransomware attack
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cyber attacks

Howard University cancels classes following ransomware attack

The institution has had to cancel classes for two days in a row as it investigates the situation
8 Sep 2021
Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks
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Policy & legislation

Texas city aims to attract Samsung chip plant with property tax breaks

The city of Taylor is competing with Austin, Arizona, and New York to try and convince Samsung to establish its factory in its territory
6 Sep 2021
Eight US investment firms fined over inadequate cyber security policies
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data breaches

Eight US investment firms fined over inadequate cyber security policies

Failures in the companies’ cyber security practices resulted in the leak of thousands of customer and client records
3 Sep 2021
AWS senior exec Charlie Bell departs the company after 23 years
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cloud computing

AWS senior exec Charlie Bell departs the company after 23 years

Bell's departure is the latest in a string of senior personnel moves for the company
10 Aug 2021
Google plans new Silicon Valley campus with hardware division
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flexible working

Google plans new Silicon Valley campus with hardware division

The campus will feature five office buildings accommodating for 3,500 employees
9 Aug 2021
Google approves majority of staff requests to work remotely or relocate
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flexible working

Google approves majority of staff requests to work remotely or relocate

The company looks to cater to employees as organisations think about their policies ahead of offices reopening
5 Aug 2021
Apple turns to Chinese suppliers for next iPhone
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supply chain management (SCM)

Apple turns to Chinese suppliers for next iPhone

The tech giant bolsters its supply chain amid tensions between the US and China
4 Aug 2021
Senate report slams agencies for poor cyber security
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cyber security

Senate report slams agencies for poor cyber security

Federal agencies still score poorly on data protection
3 Aug 2021
Zoom settles $85 million lawsuit over 'zoombombing', privacy policies
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video conferencing

Zoom settles $85 million lawsuit over 'zoombombing', privacy policies

Zoom has agreed to provide specialised privacy and data handling training to its employees
2 Aug 2021
Google, Facebook will require returning office staff to be fully vaccinated
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flexible working

Google, Facebook will require returning office staff to be fully vaccinated

Implementation of the policies will vary according to local conditions, the firms have said
29 Jul 2021
Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”
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cyber attacks

Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”

The comments come as the US continues to battle a wave of serious cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids
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digital divide

FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids

Commission asks for more due diligence on almost 200 funding applications
27 Jul 2021
Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition
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biometrics

Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition

Prosecutors argued that the Microsoft device could contain footage of the 6 January insurrection
22 Jul 2021
Biden names big tech nemesis as antitrust chief
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Policy & legislation

Biden names big tech nemesis as antitrust chief

Google critic nominated to lead Justice Department’s antitrust division
21 Jul 2021
US has new cyber security rules for pipelines
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Policy & legislation

US has new cyber security rules for pipelines

DHS now requires “urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions”
20 Jul 2021
US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations
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Policy & legislation

US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations

The move comes after the US blamed Russia for the SolarWinds attack in April
19 Jul 2021
Tech groups back nearly $1 trillion in infrastructure spending
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Infrastructure

Tech groups back nearly $1 trillion in infrastructure spending

Letter urges Congress to agree on $974 billion investment
16 Jul 2021
What is EU-US Privacy Shield?
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Privacy Shield

What is EU-US Privacy Shield?

A look at the now invalidated framework US companies relied on to transfer data to and from the European Union
16 Jul 2021
Intel reportedly in talks to acquire GlobalFoundries for $30 billion
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Hardware

Intel reportedly in talks to acquire GlobalFoundries for $30 billion

GlobalFoundries executives claim not to be involved in the discussions
16 Jul 2021