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The Biden – Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department r...

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.

US Commerce Secretary

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’...