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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 hacking incidents earlier this year, people...

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 pandemic-related facts shared on their platforms. Companies...

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The Biden - Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of related security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

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 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 response, to counter the growing threat. The Biden administration is...

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 the biggest US fuel pipeline. There has been a...

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. Shirzad joins the company against the backdrop of increased regulatory scrutiny around digital...

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 Republican support for...

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 President Trump's last moves at countering...

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 telecommunications equipment maker Huawei. In a letter to US Commerce Secretary Gina...

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's office has said in a statement. With the approval during a...

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 legislation to reform the law to...