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Watergate figure John Dean described the Trump DOJ's surveillance of House Democrats as 'Nixon on stilts and steroids'

John Dean is seen testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing about Lessons from the Mueller Report on June 10, 2019. Saul Loeb/AFP John Dean described the Trump DOJ's surveillance of Democrats as "Nixon on stilts and steroids." Dean criticized Bill Barr, alleging that the former attorney general was committed to serving Trump. Rep. Adam Schiff of California has called for "a full accounting of the Trump DOJ's abuse of power." See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, California, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Vietnam, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj


US Launches Task Force To Open Government Data For AI Research

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: The Biden administration launched an initiative Thursday aiming to make more government data available to artificial intelligence researchers, part of a broader push to keep the U.S. on the cutting edge of the crucial new technology. The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force, a group of 12 members from academia, government, and industry led by officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology ...
Tags: Congress, US, Tech, Biden, Wall Street Journal, National Science Foundation, Transportation Department, Ai Research, Erwin Gianchandani


How Apple, Google, and Microsoft reacted to Trump-era DOJ subpoenas and requests for data on political rivals and journalists

Apple CEO Tim Cook with former President Donald Trump in 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters The Trump-era Justice Department requested data from Apple, Google, and Microsoft on his rivals. Rep. Eric Swalwell, whose data was sought, said Trump acted like the "most despicable dictators." Here's how each company responded to the legal requests. See more stories on Insider's business page. During President Donald Trump's years in the White House, the Department of Justice requested informat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Congress, White House, Trends, Daily Mail, New York Times, Tim Cook, Department Of Justice, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Cnbc, Trump, Reuters


What Trump's DOJ wanted from Apple in leak probe

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, News, Congress, Stories, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump


Justice Dept. demanded from Apple data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses related to lawmakers

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, News, Congress, Stories, Department Of Justice, Justice Dept


Justice Department requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, Congress, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Justice Department


Investor Michael Brown, newly elected to chair the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares his agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Michael Brown, the new chair of the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares its agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Apple says it didn't share pictures or emails from lawmakers' phones with Trump DOJ under subpoenas seeking to unmask leakers

President Donald Trump meets with members of his American Technology Council, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, on June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Apple revealed new details about the Trump DOJ's subpoena targeting House Intel Committee lawmakers. It told TechCrunch the subpoena included a gag order and "no information" on the DOJ's inquiry. Apple said it gave "account subscriber information" and no content, "such as emails or pictures." See more stories ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Russia, Trends, House, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, Times, House Intelligence Committee


Congress unveils bipartisan package of bills designed to rein in tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP House lawmakers unveiled the bills to reel in tech companies' power over the online market. The "Big Four" have faced mounting scrutiny from Congress over antitrust concerns in recent years. This lew legislation would be a significant step toward loosening tech's monopoly power. See more stories on Insider's business page. House lawmakers on Friday unveiled five bills designed to rein in big tech c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Washington Dc, House, AP House, Andrew Harnik, David N Cicilline, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Congress unveils 5 bipartisan bills that mark its biggest step yet in regulating tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP House lawmakers unveiled the bills to reel in tech companies' power over the online market. The "Big Four" have faced mounting scrutiny from Congress over antitrust concerns in recent years. This lew legislation would be a significant step toward loosening tech's monopoly power. See more stories on Insider's business page. House lawmakers on Friday unveiled five bills designed to rein in big tech c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Access, Washington Dc, House, Donald Trump, Orbitz


10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends


Trump's Justice Department targeted Democrats in Congress in search for source of leaks related to the Russia investigation, New York Times reports

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images Trump's Justice Department seized records from Apple that belonged to Democrats in Congress. Members of the House Intel Committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff, were targeted, along with their families and staffers. The DOJ was looking for the source of leaks regarding the Russia investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. While searching for the source of leaked intelligence regarding th...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, California, Russia, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, The Times, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj


Trump's Justice Department targeted Democrats in Congress in search for source of leaks related to the Russia investigation, New York...

Officials subpoenaed Apple for communications data of Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, as well as their families and staffers.
Tags: Apple, New York, Congress, Russia, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Trump s Justice Department


House Democrats About To Uncork 5-Pronged Assault on Tech

House Democrats are set to introduce a package of five bills as soon as this week that would prohibit tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google from discriminating against rivals or buying potential competitors, two individuals familiar with the discussions told POLITICO -- the most serious effort yet to rein in Silicon Valley's power after years of complaints from Congress. From a report: The most controversial bill would let prosecutors sue to break up major tech companies by forcing...
Tags: Google, Congress, Colorado, Politico, Tech, Gop, House, Silicon Valley, House Judiciary Committee, Apple Amazon Facebook, Ken Buck, House Judiciary, Congress From


Democrats plan to take on big tech with 5 major antitrust bills aimed at making it easier to weaken monopolies

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images/Rich Fury/Getty Images/Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage/Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty Images House Democrats plan to introduce five bills aimed at weakening big tech monopolies, Politico reported. The bills would let regulators block mergers between rivals and unwind past ones, and bar some anticompetitive practices. The bills reflect recommendations from the House's landmark antitrust investigation and report last year. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Enterprise, Congress, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Legislation, Pennsylvania, Democrats, House


El Salvador Becomes First Country To Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender After Passing Law

El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Lawmakers in the Central American country's Congress voted by a "supermajority" in favor of the Bitcoin Law, receiving 62 out of 84 of the legislature's vote. CNBC adds: "The purpose of this law is to regulate bitcoin as unrestricted legal tender with liberating power, unlimited in any transaction, and to any title that public or private natural or legal persons require carrying out," the law reads. Prices can now be show...
Tags: Congress, Tech, El Salvador, Cnbc


US Senate approves $50bn boost for computer chip and AI technology to counter China

Legislation shows deeply divided parties are united on confronting China in the ‘race for technologies of the future’The US Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to boost American semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.The 68-32 vote for the bill on Tuesday demonstrates how confronting China economically is an issue that unites both parties in Congress. It is a rare...
Tags: Business, Technology, Congress, Senate, China, Economics, US news, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Chinese Economy


White House Hires Broadband Expert

Lisa Hone, a longtime Federal Communications Commission attorney with deep expertise in broadband policy, has joined the National Economic Council team to steer the Biden administration's broadband expansion efforts. From a report: Expanding broadband internet service to all Americans is a top priority for the Biden White House. Hone's primary focus is ensuring that money Congress allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act is spent appropriately. The administration is trying to include broad...
Tags: Congress, White House, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Biden, National Economic Council, Lisa Hone


Will the US Air Force Use SpaceX's Starship for Speedy Cargo Deliveries?

The U.S. Air Force wants to invest $38 million next year in projects under the heading "Rocket Cargo." Ars Technica reports that Air Force is already spending $9.7 million on the projects, "but seeks to increase that total for the coming year as it moves into the test phase of the program. The funds will have to be approved by Congress as part of its budget deliberation process this summer and fall." The Air Force's 462-page budget-justifying document says their branch of the military "seeks t...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Earth, United States, Air Force, US Air Force, U S Air Force, Rocket Cargo Ars Technica


The rise of cybersecurity debt

Howard Boville Contributor Share on Twitter Howard Boville is head of IBM Hybrid Cloud. He leads the global cloud business at IBM and helps develop market-leading capabilities to drive digital transformation for enterprises. More posts by this contributor The ‘Frankencloud’ model is our biggest security risk Ransomware attacks on the JBS beef plant, and the Colonial Pipeline before it, have sparked a...
Tags: Security, TC, Column, Developer, Congress, Opinion, Cloud Computing, Tech, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Ibm, Software Development, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, GasBuddy


Supreme Court limits US hacking law in landmark CFAA ruling

The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer who searched a license plate database for an acquaintance in exchange for cash did not violate U.S. hacking laws. The landmark ruling concludes a long-running case that clarifies the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, by putting limits on what kind of conduct can be prosecuted. The court ruled 6-3 in favor of Nathan Van Buren, a former Georgia police sergeant who brought the case. Van Buren was prosecuted on two counts, one for ...
Tags: Security, Supreme Court, Congress, California, US, Tech, Georgia, United States, Hacking, University Of California Berkeley, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, University Of California, Thomas, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Van Buren


10 Things in Politics: The power players in Biden's inner circle

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Meet the 7 people who make up Biden's inner-circle huddleIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be days away from being oustedThe FBI says a Russian group was behind the cyberattack on a meatpacking giantWith Jordan Erb President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office in Apr...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Florida, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Amc, Israel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, New York Times


Amazon Ends Testing Most Employees For Marijuana, Will Lobby For Legalization

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide. "In the past, like many employers, we've disqualified people from working at Amazon if they tested positive for marijuana use," the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. "However, given where state laws are mov...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, America, Tech, Npr, Department Of Transportation, U S


Dear Sophie: How does International Entrepreneur Parole work for startup founder immigration?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Any unique immigration strategies for quick hiring? Dear...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, Obama, Congress, California, Immigration, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Homeland Security, Lawyers, Customs, Biden


Amazon Calls For Funding K-12 CS, Eyes $250M Seed Money From Congress

theodp writes: The U.S. isn't producing nearly enough students trained in computer science to meet the future demands of the American workforce," lamented Amazon in a Friday press release, adding that it is "urging Congress and legislatures across the U.S. to support — and fund — computer science education in public schools." Well, the 'urging' seems to be working. On Friday, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) reintroduced the Computer Science for All Act (Amazon, Go...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Tech, CS, United States, Hadi Partovi, Lee, Barbara Lee, Chuck Fleischmann, Amazon and Amazon, Amazon Google Facebook, Brian Huseman, Amazon Calls For Funding K, Public Policy for Amazon


Senate Preparing $10 Billion Bailout Fund For Jeff Bezos Space Firm

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Now that Jeff Bezos's space flight company Blue Origin has lost a multibillion contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX, Congress is prepping the ground for Bezos to win a contract anyway, ordering NASA to make not one but two awards. The order would come through the Endless Frontier Act, a bill to beef up resources for science and technology research that's being debated on the Senate floor this week. An amendment was added to that legislation by Se...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, Senate, America, Tech, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Sanders, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Cantwell, Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash, SpaceX Congress, Dynetics


Dogs of Lordstown

The lackluster performance of shares in companies that have combined with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in recent quarters took another hit yesterday when Lordstown Motors reported its first-quarter results. Lordstown, part of a wave of electric-vehicle companies that raised capital and went public via SPACs, announced lower-than-expected 2021 vehicle production, higher capital expenditures (capex) for the year, and the need to raise more capital. For holders of its equity, the n...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Congress, Tech, Automotive, SEC, SPAC, Lordstown, The Exchange, SPACs, Lordstown Motors, EC Newsletter, EC Mobility Hardware


Police In Delhi Have Descended On Twitter's Headquarters In The Country

An anonymous reader shares a report: On Monday, a team of officers from the Special Cell, an elite branch of the Delhi Police in charge of investigating terrorism and organized crime in New Delhi descended on Twitter's offices in the city to "serve a notice" to Twitter's India head. Police also attempted to raid a Twitter office in Gurugram, a location that has been permanently closed, a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. The move came three days after Twitter put a "Manipulated Media" lab...
Tags: Twitter, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Tech, New Delhi, Delhi Police, Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress Party, Gurugram, Sambit Patra


Police in India visited Twitter offices over ‘manipulated media’ label

Delhi police, controlled by India’s central government, on Monday evening visited two offices of Twitter — in the national capital state of Delhi and Gurgaon, in neighboring state of Haryana — to seek more information about Twitter’s rationale to label one of the tweets by ruling partly BJP spokesperson as “manipulated media.” An hour into the search attempt, Delhi Police Special Cell team, which investigates terrorism and other crimes, vacated Twitter’s offices because they were closed and the...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Congress, Government, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Tech, Delhi, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Delhi Police



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