Biden

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US consumer watchdog to query tech giants over financial data

The US consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to ...

Joe Biden

Biden admin seeks corporate America’s help tracking cyber criminals

US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has a message for corporate America: The US Justice Department needs its help in order to take down cyber criminals.

Joe Biden

US agency submits initial recommendations on app data security to White House

The US Commerce Department has said it submitted an initial set of recommendations on data security under an executive order signed by Joe Biden.

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

White House weighs broader oversight of cryptocurrency market

The White House is considering a wide ranging oversight of the cryptocurrency market to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a spokeswoman has said.

EU and US

US and EU agree to work on chip supplies, tech rules, China trade

The United States and European Union agreed on Wednesday to deepen transatlantic cooperation to strengthen semiconductor supply chains, curb China’s non-market trade practice...

EU and US

EU says US trade, tech council to boost its clout, set rules for 21st century

The US-EU Trade and Technology Council will give the declining EU more clout and set standards and rules for the 21st century, the EU’s trade and digital chiefs said, undersc...

Huawei Technologies

US Commerce chief: more action to be taken on Huawei if needed

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said the Biden administration will take further action against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei if necessary, after some Republican lawmakers ha...

Platform News: Xiaomi

Xiaomi says its devices do not censor users following Lithuania report

Xiaomi Corp has said that its devices do not censor users’ communications, a day after Lithuania’s Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due ...

Microsoft

Microsoft shares edge higher on $60 billion buyback program

Microsoft Corp shares rose 1% in early trading after the company announced a $60 billion share repurchase plan, its biggest ever.

Joe Biden

US to work with Big Tech, finance sector on new cybersecurity guidelines

The US government said it would work with industry to hammer out new guidelines to improve the security of the technology supply chain, as President Biden appealed to private secto...

White House

White House to tackle cyber challenges with Apple, IBM, insurance CEOs

The White House is hosting an event today that will bring together the largest US tech companies for a discussion about cybersecurity challenges following a raft of high-profile ha...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes dozens of vaccine misinformation ‘superspreaders’

Facebook has said it has removed over three dozen pages spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, after the White House called on social media firms to tighten controls on ...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents a challenge for social media

The Taliban’s rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to be terrorists by a number of ...

Huawei Technologies

US warned Brazil that Huawei would leave it ‘high and dry’ on 5G

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised concerns about Huawei equipment in Brazil’s 5G telecoms network during his visit to the country last week, a Biden-Harris ad...

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