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US bill targeting Big Tech approved by Senate panel despite hefty lobbying

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would bar tech giants like Amazon.com from giving preference to their own businesses on their websites, despite hefty lobbying from top executives like Apple...

White House meets SME’s to discuss competition in tech sector

White House officials met with small and mid-sized companies to discuss competition issues in the tech sector, as momentum grows in the US Congress to rein in large technology companies. The meeting was attended by...

US Senate bill would limit big tech mergers

Two US senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to make it harder for Amazon.com and other tech giants to make acquisitions. The office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary...

Senator asks Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on teen safety

Senator Ed Markey has asked for answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after new research suggested the social media titan failed to prevent display of harmful advertisements to teen Facebook users. Markey, a Democrat, cited...

Biden taps ex-Pentagon official for key China tech position

Joe Biden has nominated Alan Estevez, a former Pentagon official and Washington insider to be the US Commerce Department's undersecretary for industry and security, a key post in the US-China tech battle. The post in...

US senators propose 25% tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing

A bipartisan group of US senators have proposed a 25% tax credit for investments in semiconductor manufacturing as Congress works to increase US chip production. The proposal sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden...

Amazon and Google lead US Senate panel antitrust hearing witness list

Executives from Google and Amazon.com head the list of witnesses for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee next week, along with an executive from Sonos Inc, which has been critical of...

US Senate passes sweeping bill to address China tech threat

The US Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology. The desire for a hard line in dealings with China...

US Senate advances sweeping tech bill taking aim at China

The US Senate has advanced a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese tech, as Congress increasingly seeks to take a tough line against Beijing. Senators voted 68-30...

US senators propose limiting social media platforms liability shield

Three senators have introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, an existing law that shields online platforms from liability over the content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts...

Platform CEO’s will testify before US Senate committee

The CEO's of Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to voluntarily testify in a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on October the 28th about an integral law protecting internet businesses. Facebook and Twitter confirmed...

US Senate votes to extend government surveillance tools

The United States Senate comfortably has approved a 2-1/2-year extension of parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), two months after the divisive provisions allowing government data collection expired. KEY POINTSThe US Senate has...