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The order does not include a list of specific spyware apps or companies that have been banned by the Biden Administration. However, a number of government employees have had spyware placed on devices.
US senators have shared their concerns about opening access of young adults to Meta's virtual reality space Horizon Worlds, which puts them at risk of potential harm and privacy issues.
The Biden Administration has started the countdown for all federal employees to get rid of TikTok from government-owned devices, due to claims of possible cybersecurity concerns with the app.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for CEOs of Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Meta for documents and communications over free-speech issues.
In a new measure, the US government has reportedly begun blocking approvals of licenses to export to the Chinese tech giant Huawei, which covers most items and businesses within the US.
Threatening to stop sharing news in the U.S. to protest a publisher payment plan, Meta Policy Communications Director Andy Stone tweeted Facebook would consider removing news from its platform.
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has laid out plans for a legislative reform in areas concerning big tech firms. The focus is on transparency of algorithms, privacy, and youth safety.
Recent plans unveiled by the US government to give $50bn to the local semiconductor sector includes a restriction on tech companies from building "advanced tech" facilities in China for 10 years.
The U.S. government has banned employees from participating in public matters related to cryptocurrencies, such as the formulation of laws, if they have invested in cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.
The US government has taken Meta to court and imposed a fine for violating the Fair Housing Act for implementing discriminatory ad targeting system based on their "race, color, religion, and more".
After Azure Government Secret and Top Secret clouds, Microsoft has now announced Office 365 Government Secret cloud, a new US Government Cloud environment to aid in securing classified data.
The Chinese regime has denied any role in hacking Microsoft Exchange Server. In retaliation, China's foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, has called the US the world's top "hacking empire".
The US, European Union, the UK, and NATO countries have expressed concerned over China's numerous cyberattacks on businesses, maritime, aviation, defense, education, and healthcare sectors.
After another Nobelium cyberattack, Microsoft has emphasized the need to differentiate between "espionage as usual" acts and crippling attacks like SolarWinds. It has encouraged cloud adoption too.
Microsoft has disclosed details of three cases where it fought secrecy orders issued by the U.S. government accessing customer data. The orders came from federal courts in Maryland and New York.
Reports suggest that 69k Bitcoins with ties to the Silk Road have been pushed out of the world's fourth-largest Bitcoin address. Speculations link site creator Ross Ulbricht to the move.
TikTok has responded to the Trump administration's executive order issued against it earlier. The social media company now plans to take legal action against the executive order in U.S. courts.
Google has put out a warning to owners of newer Huawei devices against sideloading its apps. Google has been banned by the U.S. government from including its apps on Huawei devices since last year.
The U.S. Attorney General has floated the idea that the government could buy a controlling share of Nokia and Ericsson in order to make them more competitive in an effort to muscle Huawei out of 5G.
The UK government has finally come to the decision that it will allow Huawei hardware to be used in 5G networks but with several restrictions. Only 35% of a network will be able to use Huawei tech.
The UK government is expected to come to a decision tomorrow over whether or not it should allow Huawei hardware in the 5G networks, following pressure from the U.S. to exclude the Chinese firm.
Things are looking to get even more difficult for Huawei as the U.S. government is planning on putting more restrictions on companies that are still supplying components to the Chinese company.
Huawei is finally retaliating against the U.S., having sued the federal government for imposing what it claims to be "unconstitutional sales restrictions" on its equipment and services.
At an event in Shenzhen, Huawei's Deputy Chairman Ken Hu called on the U.S. government and others to present the evidence against Huawei that determines it and its products as a security risk.
After banning the use of Huawei equipment from government use in August, the U.S. government is now reportedly trying to convince foreign allies and telecom firms in allied nations to do the same.
According to a new report, the United States government is requesting the services of Facebook so that it can monitor encrypted phone conversations that take place via its popular Messenger app.
A bill signed by President Trump now officially prevents the U.S. Government and anyone associated directly with it from using tech made by select Chinese firms, which includes Huawei and ZTE.
Microsoft has appealed to the U.S. government to appoint a commission to regulate facial recognition technology, laying out various concerns that come with its proliferation among consumers.
After many weeks of efforts by the Chinese firm to regain the trust of the American government, the Department of Commerce has finally lifted the ban it had imposed on the company's imports.
Perhaps a comical attempt at getting back at the US government or perhaps a sign of its pitiful state of affairs, ZTE tells its employees it can't fix a broken urinal because of the US ban on it.
ZTE has agreed to pay $1 billion and make personnel changes to continue operating in the U.S. The deal will also see a U.S. monitoring team join the company to ensure compliance with U.S. law.
In the latest episode of the ongoing saga between ZTE and the United States, it seems the U.S government has a deal to save the Chinese company, provided the latter accepts a heavier punishment.
After the U.S. government issued an order banning American companies from selling technology to ZTE, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has decided to shut down the majority of its operations.
Having garnered over 3100 signatures, a petition by Google employees requests CEO Sundar Pichai to not lead the company into "The Business of War" by being a part of Project Maven- a Pentagon program.
The Redmond firm has announced its Microsoft 365 suite for the U.S. Government, which offers Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), and Windows 10 for the organizations.
A recent report by The Wall Street Journal states that according to sources, Intel did not warn the U.S. Government of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but did inform Chinese tech giants.
With some help from ACLU, a NASA engineer and 10 others are suing Customs and Border Protection over "illegal" searches of electronic devices. Sidd Bikkannavar had his phone searched without warrant.
WikiLeaks has been busy since the start of the year continuing to publish information on digital exploits and malware supposedly used by the US government to target and spy on our phones and laptops.
In a statement on Monday, the TSA announced that it had lifted a ban that prohibited passengers on direct flights to the US from specific countries from carrying large electronic items in the cabin.