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Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit
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Policy & legislation

Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit

The search giant claims Microsoft won’t hand over records, while Microsoft asks why it should
30 Jul 2021
Most Americans want to regulate big tech
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Policy & legislation

Most Americans want to regulate big tech

Views of big tech are increasingly political, survey finds
29 Jul 2021
President Biden urges critical companies to boost cyber defenses
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IT infrastructure

President Biden urges critical companies to boost cyber defenses

White House calls for power plants and other infrastructure to guard against cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
Federal court extends FTC deadline in its Facebook antitrust case
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Policy & legislation

Federal court extends FTC deadline in its Facebook antitrust case

Commission has until August 19 to file a new antitrust complaint
26 Jul 2021
Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies
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social media

Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies

Amy Klobuchar calls for some Section 230 protections to be stripped from social media
23 Jul 2021
CISA warns of disguised malware on hacked Pulse Secure devices
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malware

CISA warns of disguised malware on hacked Pulse Secure devices

CISA lists several tasks administrators can complete to boost security
22 Jul 2021
Biden names big tech nemesis as antitrust chief
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Policy & legislation

Biden names big tech nemesis as antitrust chief

Google critic nominated to lead Justice Department’s antitrust division
21 Jul 2021
US has new cyber security rules for pipelines
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Policy & legislation

US has new cyber security rules for pipelines

DHS now requires “urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions”
20 Jul 2021
Tech firms condemn anti-DACA ruling
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Policy & legislation

Tech firms condemn anti-DACA ruling

The ruling threatens innovation and competition, warn tech executives
19 Jul 2021
Tech groups back nearly $1 trillion in infrastructure spending
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Infrastructure

Tech groups back nearly $1 trillion in infrastructure spending

Letter urges Congress to agree on $974 billion investment
16 Jul 2021
State Department offers $10 million for tips on foreign hackers
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ransomware

State Department offers $10 million for tips on foreign hackers

State Department seeks to rein in the growing risk of ransomware attacks
15 Jul 2021
CISA urges federal agencies to patch PrintNightmare flaw
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cyber security

CISA urges federal agencies to patch PrintNightmare flaw

The emergency directive comes after Microsoft security updates
14 Jul 2021
Biden signs executive order calling for net neutrality to be restored
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Policy & legislation

Biden signs executive order calling for net neutrality to be restored

The president is aiming to 'restore competition' in the US economy
12 Jul 2021
Proposed "hack-back" bill could allow companies to retaliate against hackers
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hacking

Proposed "hack-back" bill could allow companies to retaliate against hackers

The bipartisan bill would direct Homeland Security to look at the risks and benefits of private sector countermeasures
1 Jul 2021
Today’s FCC deadline forces telcos to combat robocalls
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scams

Today’s FCC deadline forces telcos to combat robocalls

Mandated technology will help reduce phone number spoofing
30 Jun 2021
Department of Health and Human Services must improve cyber security info sharing
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Security

Department of Health and Human Services must improve cyber security info sharing

GAO report finds HHS has made progress, but better coordination would increase health care security
30 Jun 2021
AWS buys encrypted messaging app Wickr
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Acquisition

AWS buys encrypted messaging app Wickr

Wickr keeps communication secure as more workers shift to remote working
25 Jun 2021
US antitrust bills designed to curb big tech pass House Committee stage
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Policy & legislation

US antitrust bills designed to curb big tech pass House Committee stage

Google argues the bills constitute an attack on American consumers and undermine US tech leadership
24 Jun 2021
Senator questions Amazon and Google’s smart home devices
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Senator questions Amazon and Google’s smart home devices

The tech giants have signed into an interoperability alliance — but for how long?
23 Jun 2021
Feds rescind prohibited transactions list for TikTok and WeChat
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social media

Feds rescind prohibited transactions list for TikTok and WeChat

Trump administration sought to block US downloads of the Chinese-owned apps
21 Jun 2021
Senators propose a tax credit for US-based chip manufacturers
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Hardware

Senators propose a tax credit for US-based chip manufacturers

The legislation would refund 25% of facilities and properties investment
18 Jun 2021
Senator reintroduces federal data protection bill
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data protection

Senator reintroduces federal data protection bill

Revised law includes oversight for big tech mergers
17 Jun 2021
New Senate bill would force organizations to report cyber attacks within 24 hours
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data breaches

New Senate bill would force organizations to report cyber attacks within 24 hours

The law may overlap or override some state and local rules
17 Jun 2021