US politics

Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Joe Biden’s top tech advisor helped craft California’s landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects platforms from a...

TikTok

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

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...

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...

TikTok US

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...

Joe Biden

Wikipedia buttons up key pages ahead of US election

Wikipedia has locked down its main election page before the US presidential election that only certain editors can make modifications, a part of preparations to combat possible dis...

Facebook

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...

Tech Titans

Big Tech earnings approach under antitrust cloud

Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, together accounting for about a fifth of their S&P 500’s total value, report their quarterly results on Thursday, with their stocks ...

Donald J Trump

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”...

Tencent WeChat

Appeals court in the US rejects immediate WeChat ban

A US appeals court has rejected a Justice Department request it allow the authorities to immediately ban Apple and also Google from offering WeChat for downloading from US app stor...

Amazon Warehouse

US senators ask Amazon if it tracks employees, curbs bids to form unions

Four Democratic senators have sent a letter to Amazon.com Inc’s CEO Jeff Bezos, requiring answers on its alleged movements to monitor and monitor employees and restrict attem...

Facebook

Facebook bans ‘militarized’ calls for poll watching

Facebook has prohibited calls for poll watching that use “militarized language” as it tightened a slew of restrictions before US elections next month amid mounting alar...

Facebook

Facebook bans all QAnon groups amid surging misinformation

Facebook has just classified the QAnon conspiracy theory movement as hazardous and started removing Facebook groups and pages as well as Instagram accounts that hold themselves out...

Tech Titans

American lawmakers detail Big Tech’s market abuses and press for reform

A US House of Representatives panel that is currently looking into abuses of market power by four platform businesses discovered they used “killer acquisitions” to smit...