US government

Biden calls for $22 billion in cyber security funding
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Security

Biden calls for $22 billion in cyber security funding

New plan will harden the nation’s energy grid
18 May 2021
Biden rescinds Trump's anti-Section 230 executive order
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Policy & legislation

Biden rescinds Trump's anti-Section 230 executive order

Trump order fought social media platform's censorship of political tweets
17 May 2021
World’s biggest crypto exchange under federal investigation
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cryptocurrencies

World’s biggest crypto exchange under federal investigation

Binance faces money laundering probe by IRS and Justice Department
14 May 2021
Biden bolsters nation’s cyber security defenses by executive order
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cyber security

Biden bolsters nation’s cyber security defenses by executive order

The order also gives law enforcement better lines of communication with service providers
13 May 2021
JEDI contract's future becomes murky after AWS court win
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Policy & legislation

JEDI contract's future becomes murky after AWS court win

Department of Defense must "determine best path forward"
11 May 2021
Tech giants lobby US to fund chip production
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Hardware

Tech giants lobby US to fund chip production

Industry heavyweights ask Congress for $50 billion in chip manufacturing subsidies
11 May 2021
Most comments in FCC net neutrality consultation were reportedly fake
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Policy & legislation

Most comments in FCC net neutrality consultation were reportedly fake

Subcontractors allegedly used stolen data for government petitions
7 May 2021
Defense Dept. expands vulnerability disclosure program to all publicly accessible defense systems
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ethical hacking

Defense Dept. expands vulnerability disclosure program to all publicly accessible defense systems

This move allows greater research and reporting of bugs to Pentagon
5 May 2021
What is Section 230 and why does it matter?
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Policy & legislation

What is Section 230 and why does it matter?

Revoking the law could have unpredictable and far-reaching consequences
30 Apr 2021
FTC warns companies to use AI responsibly
artificial intelligence (AI)

FTC warns companies to use AI responsibly

AI bias could run afoul of the FTC Act
21 Apr 2021
US lawmakers call for restrictions on software exports to Chinese chip companies
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Hardware

US lawmakers call for restrictions on software exports to Chinese chip companies

US government needs broader, systemic restrictions to avoid Chinese military innovation, says letter
16 Apr 2021
Biden looks to shore up the electrical grid’s cyber security
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Security

Biden looks to shore up the electrical grid’s cyber security

Participation will be voluntary, but incentives may push adoption
15 Apr 2021
FBI shuts down web shells in hacked Exchange servers
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cyber security

FBI shuts down web shells in hacked Exchange servers

Court approves FBI operation to remove web shells from vulnerable Exchange servers
14 Apr 2021
Biden makes key cyber security nominations at Homeland Security
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cyber security

Biden makes key cyber security nominations at Homeland Security

CISA nominee Jen Easterly would replace last-minute Trump appointment
13 Apr 2021
Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims
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Policy & legislation

Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims

Secretive “Project Bernanke” allegedly gave the search giant an unfair advantage
12 Apr 2021
Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining
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Policy & legislation

Apple to send exec to App Store Senate hearing after initially declining

Apple claims it was simply seeking alternative dates when it initially declined
12 Apr 2021
US limits exports to Chinese supercomputing entities
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Policy & legislation

US limits exports to Chinese supercomputing entities

Blacklisted organization hosts world's fourth most powerful supercomputer
9 Apr 2021
Google adds new compliance and security certifications for Google Cloud
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compliance

Google adds new compliance and security certifications for Google Cloud

New certifications prove Google meets data protection and security requirements in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific region.
9 Apr 2021
Supreme Court justice targets social media
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Policy & legislation

Supreme Court justice targets social media

Clarence Thomas calls for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to be regulated
6 Apr 2021
Biden plans to connect every American to broadband
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digital divide

Biden plans to connect every American to broadband

Infrastructure plan includes $100 billion to expand access to high-speed internet
1 Apr 2021
Tax refund scammers target university staff and students
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hacking

Tax refund scammers target university staff and students

Like every year, tax refund scammers are in full force
31 Mar 2021
FTC abandons Qualcomm antitrust case
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Hardware

FTC abandons Qualcomm antitrust case

Commission gives up on appeal over aggressive licensing claims
30 Mar 2021
Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia
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Network & Internet

Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia

The proposed cable would connect North America, Indonesia, and Singapore
30 Mar 2021