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Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

White House: Spotify’s plan to add advisory to COVID podcasts is a positive step

Spotify’s plan to add a content advisory to any discussion of COVID-19 on its platform is a positive step, but tech platforms should do more to prevent the spread of misinfor...

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

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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 comp...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

POTUS encouraged by rejection of Meta request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

The White House has said it was encouraged by a US judge’s decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

Platform Industry: Google News

US recommends approving Google, Meta undersea data cable to Asia

The Biden administration on Friday recommended Alphabet’s Google and Facebook parent Meta get permission to use an undersea cable system to handle growing internet traffic wi...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

US warns 5G wireless use could prompt flight diversions

The US Federal Aviation Administration has warned that interference from planned use of 5G wireless spectrum posed an air safety risk and could result in flight diversions.

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White House to unveil alliance to curb human rights abuse of tech

The White House will unveil a group of countries next week that have pledged to work together to curb exports of technology that can be used by bad actors and repressive government...

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US FCC chief confident 5G wireless dispute can be resolved

Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel has said she is confident questions raised about the impact of planned use of spectrum for 5G wireless communications on...

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Microsoft to work with community colleges to fill 250,000 cyber jobs

Microsoft Corp has said it plans to work with community colleges across the United States to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs over the next four years.

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.

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...

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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 ...

TRump, TikTok and WeChat

Biden drops Trump attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat; orders new review

The Biden – Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department r...