Sen. Amy Klobuchar ripped Congress for failing to restrict Big Tech platforms’ businesses, as the Minnesota Democrat is renewing her effort to pass antitrust legislation aimed at the tech behemoths following a GOP takeover of the House.
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Senate intel chairman leads new push to crack down on TikTok and foreign tech
The Democratic chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is leading a new push to crack down on foreign technology, proposing new legislation Tuesday to empower the Biden administration to enact broader blockades of platforms such as the …
TikTok executives butter up Washington insiders in bid to head off a ban in the U.S.
TikTok executives are ramping up their charm offensive on Washington policymakers and avoid a ban ahead of the China-founded company’s CEO squaring off with House lawmakers at a hearing later this month.
Wrath of Khan: Lawmakers say FTC chairwoman spurning Congress, abusing staff
House lawmakers say Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Lina Khan is ignoring Congress, abusing her agency’s staff, and breaking promises to make her work transparent.
Biden’s new cyber strategy calls for regulation and more sensitive info-sharing with businesses
The Biden administration is tired of asking businesses to up their defenses and is preparing to mandate new cybersecurity requirements and overhaul how the government works with the private sector to fight hackers.
House Foreign Affairs Committee advances bill to ban TikTok despite Democratic opposition
The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill empowering the president to enact greater restrictions on TikTok, over Democratic lawmakers’ objections, as the Biden administration decides whether to pursue a total blockade of the…
House committee promoting federal data privacy laws as necessary for holding Big Tech accountable
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is styling the new push for federal online privacy law as a means to hold Big Tech accountable and reveal how Americans’ information is used by data brokers.
Lawmakers fear China is outspending U.S. on research as new science and tech strategy develops
The Biden administration is crafting a science and technology strategy to stop China from overtaking America as a global leader in those realms. Congress has begun plotting how to make sure the plan works.
Russian linked to hacking tools extradited to U.S.
A Russian man accused of making hacking software to steal passwords was extradited from Georgia to the U.S. where he faces up to 47 years in prison, reported the Justice Department.
Biden under bipartisan pressure to take ‘immediate action’ to stop tech transfer to China
The Biden administration is facing new pressure to combat China from swiping American tech via fresh concerns raised by the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.