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Google approves majority of staff requests to work remotely or relocate
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flexible working

Google approves majority of staff requests to work remotely or relocate

The company looks to cater to employees as organisations think about their policies ahead of offices reopening
5 Aug 2021
Apple turns to Chinese suppliers for next iPhone
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supply chain management (SCM)

Apple turns to Chinese suppliers for next iPhone

The tech giant bolsters its supply chain amid tensions between the US and China
4 Aug 2021
Majority of Americans now want a national data protection law, report claims
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data protection

Majority of Americans now want a national data protection law, report claims

73% of Americans would also pay to ensure their data isn’t sold to third parties
4 Aug 2021
Senate report slams agencies for poor cyber security
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cyber security

Senate report slams agencies for poor cyber security

Federal agencies still score poorly on data protection
3 Aug 2021
Zoom settles $85 million lawsuit over 'zoombombing', privacy policies
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video conferencing

Zoom settles $85 million lawsuit over 'zoombombing', privacy policies

The lawsuit also claimed that the video-streaming company failed to prevent hackers from ‘Zoom bombing’ meetings
2 Aug 2021
Google, Facebook will require returning office staff to be fully vaccinated
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flexible working

Google, Facebook will require returning office staff to be fully vaccinated

Implementation of the policies will vary according to local conditions, the firms have said
29 Jul 2021
Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”
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cyber attacks

Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”

The comments come as the US continues to battle a wave of serious cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids
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digital divide

FCC questions the legitimacy of some rural internet bids

Commission asks for more due diligence on almost 200 funding applications
27 Jul 2021
Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition
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biometrics

Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition

Prosecutors argued that the Microsoft device could contain footage of the 6 January insurrection
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
US and allies accuse China of global hacking campaign
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hacking

US and allies accuse China of global hacking campaign

China blamed for recent Microsoft Exchange Server attack
19 Jul 2021
US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations
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Policy & legislation

US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations

The move comes after the US blamed Russia for the SolarWinds attack in April
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
What is EU-US Privacy Shield?
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Privacy Shield

What is EU-US Privacy Shield?

A look at the now invalidated framework US companies relied on to transfer data to and from the European Union
16 Jul 2021
Intel reportedly in talks to acquire GlobalFoundries for $30 billion
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Hardware

Intel reportedly in talks to acquire GlobalFoundries for $30 billion

GlobalFoundries executives claim not to be involved in the discussions
16 Jul 2021
Top-paying tech jobs of 2021
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Careers & training

Top-paying tech jobs of 2021

Tech jobs remain hot, and these are the highest-paying IT gigs in 2021
14 Jul 2021
What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?
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Network & Internet

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

We examine the groundbreaking new data law that's often referred to as "America's GDPR"
13 Jul 2021
US senate confirms former NSA official as CISA head
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Security

US senate confirms former NSA official as CISA head

Jen Easterly will lead the agency as its first official director since November 2020
13 Jul 2021
Microsoft employees to receive $1,500 bonuses after "challenging year"
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Careers & training

Microsoft employees to receive $1,500 bonuses after "challenging year"

Employees at Microsoft subsidiaries LinkedIn, GitHub, and ZeniMax will not be eligible
9 Jul 2021
Japan’s Sumitomo Electric to create 5G chips in US
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Hardware

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric to create 5G chips in US

The company will produce semiconductors for the US and European markets as the global chip shortage continues
5 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
Senators want the feds to identify tech to keep away from China
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Technology

Senators want the feds to identify tech to keep away from China

Republicans claim Commerce Department isn’t doing enough to prevent emerging tech from being pirated
16 Jun 2021