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Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

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President Trump vows to veto defence bill unless Section 230 is scrapped

President Trump has just announced that he would veto the $740 billion National Defence Authorization Act unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech com...

President Donald J Trump

President Trump to add China’s SMIC and CNOOC to defence blacklist

The Trump administration is poised to include China’s leading chipmaker SMIC and federal offshore gas and oil producer CNOOC into a blacklist of alleged Chinese military comp...

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Social media platform Parler gets backing from Mercer family

Social networking platform Parler, that styles itself as a “free speech-driven” area, gets funding from hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer along with his daughter and co...


ByteDance gets 15-day extension on US order to divest TikTok

The Trump administration given ByteDance a 15-day expansion of a divestiture order that had led the Chinese company to sell its TikTok brief Coding app by Thursday.


Facebook extends ban on political ads in the US for another month

As election misinformation raged online, Facebook has said its post-election ban on political advertisements would probably last another month, increasing concerns from campaigns a...

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ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok divestiture order

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a request late on Tuesday with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump government order set to take effect...

US China Relations

China’s tech sector relieved by Biden win, but not relaxed

China’s technology industry, one of President Trump’s main targets in Washington’s tussles with Beijing, hopes Joe Biden can create a more constructive relationsh...

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Twitter and Facebook flag Trump posts on US election eve

Twitter and Facebook late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald Trump that claimed that a US Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to ̶...

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US will ‘vigorously defend’ TikTok executive order despite ruling

The US Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that tries to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikT...


First day of Facebook moratorium on new US political ads marked by glitches

The first day of Facebook’s effort to stop fresh political advertising being introduced at the last stretch of US election campaigning has been indicated by complaints that t...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court led a review of some provisi...

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Twitter flags Trump tweet on mail-in ballots over ‘disputed’ content

Twitter yesterday again flagged a tweet by US President Donald J Trump about mail-in ballots, including a disclaimer describing the article’s content as “disputed”...


Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

Microsoft, which has largely evaded Washington’s evaluation of Big Tech businesses and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has ...