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Palantir’s shares jump as large contracts boost revenue forecast

Shares of Palantir Technologies Inc jumped about 12% after the US data analytics company forecast current-quarter sales above expectations, thanks to large contracts it secured from corporations and government agencies. The company, which beat Street...

New wave of ‘hacktivism’ adds twist to cybersecurity woes

At a time when US agencies and thousands of companies are fighting off major hacking campaigns originating in Russia and China, a different kind of cyber threat is re-emerging: activist hackers looking to make...

Twitter to add more labels identifying government accounts

Twitter has said it will shortly add labels to identify more state-affiliated accounts, including world leaders' personal accounts, to give users more context for geopolitical conversations on the platform. The move comes as Twitter's approach...

Amazon urged judge to set aside $10 billion cloud contract award to Microsoft

Amazon.com urged a US judge to throw out the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract award after the Defense Department said in September a court-ordered re-evaluation had determined Microsoft's proposal still represented the...

Trump signs order on principles for US government AI use

The current US President Donald J Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making. The White House said Trump was setting nine principles for the...

US court agrees to expedite government TikTok app store ban appeal

A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a Justice Department appeal of a ruling preventing the government from banning new TikTok downloads from US app stores. US District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington...

Intel wins second phase of contract to help Pentagon develop new chips

Intel Corp has said it has won a second-phase contract at a project aimed at helping the American military make more sophisticated semiconductors within the US. Under the project, Intel Corp will help the military...

US to spend $625 million in five quantum research hubs

The US Department of Energy has said that it will provide $625 million over the next five years for five recently formed quantum information research hubs as it tries to keep ahead of competing...

How the US seeks to protect children’s privacy online

TikTok is under investigation for allegedly violating a settlement reached with US authorities last year that resolved charges the popular app broke rules governing how children's personal information is treated online. KEY POINTS: ByteDance-owned TikTok...

Facebook bans accounts linked to US ‘boogaloo’ movement

Facebook has stepped up the battle against the anti-government "boogaloo" movement, banning accounts of adherents who encouraged violence during recent anti-racism protests across the US. KEY POINTS: Facebook bans accounts of those who encouraged violence...

US House panel hears from Facebook, Google and Twitter on security

Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by US lawmakers at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security, ahead of the November 3rd presidential contest. KEY POINTS: Facebook, Google and Twitter...

GOP senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

Four Republican US senators have urged the Federal Communications Commission to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies after President Trump urged action. KEY POINTS: Four GOP Senators urge the FCC to review...