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
What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?
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Network & Internet

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

We examine the groundbreaking new data law that's often referred to as "America's GDPR"
13 Jul 2021
US senate confirms former NSA official as CISA head
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Security

US senate confirms former NSA official as CISA head

Jen Easterly will lead the agency as its first official director since November 2020
13 Jul 2021
Microsoft employees to receive $1,500 bonuses after "challenging year"
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Careers & training

Microsoft employees to receive $1,500 bonuses after "challenging year"

Employees at Microsoft subsidiaries LinkedIn, GitHub, and ZeniMax will not be eligible
9 Jul 2021
Japan’s Sumitomo Electric to create 5G chips in US
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Hardware

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric to create 5G chips in US

The company will produce semiconductors for the US and European markets as the global chip shortage continues
5 Jul 2021
Senators want the feds to identify tech to keep away from China
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Technology

Senators want the feds to identify tech to keep away from China

Republicans claim Commerce Department isn’t doing enough to prevent emerging tech from being pirated
16 Jun 2021
Justice Department seizes domains used in USAID spear-phishing attacks
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cyber security

Justice Department seizes domains used in USAID spear-phishing attacks

The APT29 hacking group is behind recent campaign
2 Jun 2021
Huawei’s founder calls for a shift to software due to US sanctions
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Software

Huawei’s founder calls for a shift to software due to US sanctions

The Chinese tech giant’s hardware business is struggling due to US trade restrictions on tech deals
24 May 2021
Palantir deepens partnership with the US Space Force
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big data

Palantir deepens partnership with the US Space Force

Palantir’s DaaS will help improve operational readiness at the US Space and Missile Systems Center
24 May 2021
Taiwan’s TSMC plans five additional US-based chip plants
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Hardware

Taiwan’s TSMC plans five additional US-based chip plants

New plan expands upon the chip maker’s plans to build one factory in Arizona
4 May 2021
Apple doubles down in the US with $430 billion investment
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business intelligence (BI)

Apple doubles down in the US with $430 billion investment

The company pledges billions for jobs, research, infrastructure, and a new campus
27 Apr 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part Two)
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part Two)
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The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part Two)

The second episode of our two-part special looks at the darker side of Valley leadership
16 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
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part One)
The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part One)
chief executive officer (CEO)

The IT Pro Podcast: What makes a Silicon Valley CEO? (Part One)

In the first episode of this two-part special, we dig into the shared qualities of good tech leaders
9 Apr 2021
Amazon supports proposed Biden tax hike
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Policy & legislation

Amazon supports proposed Biden tax hike

Bezos statement fails to mention average Amazon tax payments of 4.3% over three years
7 Apr 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
Virginia passes consumer data protection law
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data protection

Virginia passes consumer data protection law

Eastern state follows California in offering consumers opt-out for data processing
3 Mar 2021