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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.

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

US not extending TikTok divestiture deadline, but talks will continue

The Trump administration on Friday chose to not grant ByteDance a brand new extension of an order requiring the Chinese firm to divest TikTok’s American assets, but talks wil...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok divestiture order

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a request late on Tuesday with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump government order set to take effect...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

Microsoft, which has largely evaded Washington’s evaluation of Big Tech businesses and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has ...

Platform News: Ant Financial

US explores restrictions on Ant Group, Tencent payment platforms

The United States is considering limitations on China’s Ant Group as well as Tencent over concerns their digital payment platforms undermine national security, Bloomberg News...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

White House adviser Navarro suggests Microsoft divest its China holdings

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft Corp could divest its holdings in China if it were to buy the Chinese possessed short-video program TikTo...

Platform Industry: President Donald Trump comments

Trump administration says Huawei and Hikvision are backed by Chinese military

The Trump administration has determined that top Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies and video surveillance company Hikvision, are owned or contro...

tsmc

Senate Democrats call for Trump White House to unveil details of TSMC deal

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer “serious questions” about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s plans to build a US-bas...

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