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The Biden – Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department r...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

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.

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US officials up pressure on firms, foreign adversaries over cyberattacks

US officials have ratcheted up pressure on companies and foreign adversaries to fight cybercriminals, and said President Biden is considering all options, including a military resp...

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White House warns companies to step up cybersecurity

The White House warned business leaders to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions disrupted operations at a major meatpacking company and ...

Platform News: Coinbase

Coinbase appoints former White House staffer as chief policy officer

Coinbase has appointed Faryar Shirzad, a former White House official, as chief policy officer, the cryptocurrency exchange said in a blog post.

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White House would back smaller broadband internet boost

The White House has said it was willing to accept a smaller GOP proposal to spend $65 billion to expand high-speed broadband internet to unserved areas as it seeks to win Republica...

Platform News: Xiaomi

US will remove Xiaomi from blacklist, reversing Trump decision

The US Defense Department will remove China’s Xiaomi Corp from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a reversal by the Biden-Harris White House of one of Pre...

Chipmakers

US China hawks seek to cut sales of chip-making tools to Beijing

Congressional China hawks are urging the Biden-Harris administration to restrict sales of chip-making tools to Chinese companies, similar to an action taken against telecommunicati...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US Senator speaks to Biden White House about key internet law

US Senator Mark Warner has said he has been talking to President Biden’s staff about Section 230 – a law protecting platform businesses – and expects his recent l...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

White House says closely tracking Microsoft’s emergency patch

The White House is closely tracking an emergency patch Microsoft has released, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan has said, after an unknown hacking group recently broke in...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

Platform News: Amazon Coronavirus response

Amazon offers to help US with vaccine efforts in letter to President Biden

Amazon.com Inc has offered to help with the United States’ efforts involving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Biden, seen by journalists.

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