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ByteDance revenues more than double on back of TikTok boom

Owner of video-sharing app also reports a 93% increase in gross profit to $19bn in 2020ByteDance, the Chinese parent of TikTok, more than doubled its revenues last year as usage of the hugely popular video app boomed.The company, which last year weathered pressure from Donald Trump to sell its US operation as part of a trade war with China, reported a 111% increase in revenues to $34.3bn (£24.7bn). Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Technology, Media, China, US, Social Media, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, Donald Trump, Tiktok


US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White House, wrote last week to complain about the tone of recent comments about the EU's flagship tech regulation, as debates are about to begin in the European parliament. "We are particularly concerned about recent comments by the European Parliament rappo...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, China, US, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, United States, Brussels, National Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, European Parliament, EU US


Canadians are polite, but we’re still recruiting your biotech talent, America

Michael May Contributor Share on Twitter Michael May is the president and CEO of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. Jayson Myers Contributor Share on Twitter Jayson Myers is the CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. Canada made headlines during U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration for its efforts to lur...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Column, Stem, Toronto, America, Tech, Canada, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Biotech, Donald Trump, Quebec, TCUK, Trump


Microsoft's Smith Says Secret Subpoenas Hurt US Tech Companies

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith criticized secret data subpoenas sent by the government to cloud providers like his company and Apple, saying gag orders on requests for personal information undermine freedoms and are hurting U.S. technology companies in Europe. From a report: Last week the New York Times reported that during the administration of former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Justice demanded records from Apple relating to two Democrats on the U.S. ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Microsoft, Tech, New York Times, Smith, Donald Trump, Doj, U S Department of Justice, Brad Smith, Congressional, US Tech Companies, U S House Intelligence Committee CNBC, Bloomberg Television Microsoft


The one thing we know for sure about Donald Trump's Department of Justice

Within the last week, we've learned that the Trump Department of Justice sought data from Apple in 2018 on a) several House Intelligence Committee Democrats as well as their families and staff members and b) Trump's own White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife.
Tags: Apple, White House, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Don McGahn, Trump Department Of Justice, House Intelligence Committee Democrats


Top Democrats say it's 'beyond belief' that Trump DOJ leaders didn't know about the secret subpoenas targeting their party's lawmakers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trumps attorneys general denied knowledge of the DOJ's subpoenas of Dem. lawmakers' phone records. Nancy Pelosi said it was "beyond belief" they didn't know about it. Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of the lawmakers targeted, said the order would've required sign-off from AGs. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was "beyond belief" that Justice Department leaders under former Presid...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, White House, Russia, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump


10 Things in Politics: Gaetz's law-school classmates want him to resign

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:Matt Gaetz's former classmates say he's an embarrassment to William & Mary Law SchoolBiden's plan to send $400 billion to help families caring for loved ones with disabilities is in jeopardy as infrastructure talks falterBenjamin Netanyahu is officially out of powerOne thing to watch for: DHS Secreta...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Florida, Maryland, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Afghanistan


‘Even Beyond Nixon’: Pelosi Swipes At Trump-Era Leak Probe Into Lawmakers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday decried the Trump administration's secret seizing of Apple data records of House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) as going "even beyond Richard Nixon." [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: Apple, News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Nixon, Pelosi, Richard Nixon, Jeff Sessions, Eric Swalwell, Trump Administration, Bill Barr, Summer Concepcion


Apple told former White House counsel Don McGahn that his and his wife's records were subpoenaed by Trump DOJ in 2018: NYT

Donald McGahn, lawyer and Trump advisor, exits following a meeting of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's national finance team at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, U.S., June 9, 2016. Reuters/Brendan McDermid Apple told Don McGahn last month that the DOJ subpoenaed information on an account in February 2018, according to the NYT. The action occurred while McGahn was still serving under then-President Donald Trump. According to the NYT, it is unclear what FBI a...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, California, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj


Apple told former White House counsel Don McGahn that his records were subpoenaed by DOJ in 2018: NYT

Donald McGahn, lawyer and Trump advisor, exits following a meeting of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's national finance team at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, U.S., June 9, 2016. Reuters/Brendan McDermid Apple told Don McGahn last month that the DOJ subpoenaed information on an account in February 2018, according to the NYT. The action occurred while McGahn was still serving under then-President Donald Trump. According to the NYT, it is unclear what FBI a...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, California, White House, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj


Top Justice Department officials Sessions, Barr and Rosenstein all deny knowledge of secret subpoenas targeting Democratic lawmakers

Attorney General William Barr, left, stands with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, following a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Former attorney generals Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr have denied knowledge of secret DoJ subpoenas. The subpoenas targeted Democratic lawmakers as part of a leaks probe. The DoJ has not revealed who authorized the ph...
Tags: Apple, Politics, California, Washington, Politico, Russia, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


Trump DOJ Subpoenaed Apple For Data On More Than 100 Phone Numbers And Email Addresses In Leak Probe

Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple in February 2018 for data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email address as part of the Trump Justice Department's investigation into leaks of classified information, according to multiple reports. [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: Apple, News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Jeffrey Rosen, Trump DOJ, Trump Justice Department, Zoë Richards


Apple and Microsoft Say They Had No Idea Trump-Era DOJ Requested Data on Political Rivals

Apple didn’t know the Department of Justice was requesting metadata of Democratic lawmakers when it complied with a subpoena during a Trump-era leak investigation, CNBC reports. Apple wasn’t the only tech giant tapped in these probes: Microsoft received a similar subpoena for a congressional staffer’s personal email…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Microsoft, Companies, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Apple Inc, Trump, Democratic, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Zack Whittaker, William Barr, Presidency Of Donald Trump


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


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


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


Apple says it didn't know Trump's DOJ was asking for Democrats' data when it complied with subpoena

Apple on Friday said it didn't know former President Donald Trump's Department of Justice was subpoenaed data on Democrats when it...
Tags: Apple, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump


Opinion: Will Trump be held accountable -- this time?

It looks like former President Donald Trump was willing to go even further than we knew in his war against leaks. According to the New York Times, prosecutors in the Justice Department obtained, via subpoena from Apple, information from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee--Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Eric Swalwell of California-- and also looked into the metadata of their aides and family members (including at least one minor).
Tags: Apple, News, California, New York Times, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell


UK Lawmakers Ask Biden To Drop Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

A cross-party group of 24 British members of Parliament wrote to President Joe Biden on Friday asking him to drop all charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CNET News adds: Dropping the charges would be "an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe," they said. Together, the lawmakers pointed out that while Biden was vice president, he played an important role in choosing not to prosecute Assange over WikiLeaks' publication of classified documents r...
Tags: UK, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Tech, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Biden, Donald Trump, Assange, British Members of Parliament


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


Michael Cohen says DOJ acted like 'mafia' under the 'corrupt arm of the Trump administration' after the revelation it secretly obtained data from Democratic lawmakers

Michael Cohen pauses while speaking with members of the media after leaving the Manhattan district attorney’s office on March 19, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Michael Cohen told Insider the Justice Department was corrupted by former President Donald Trump. The ex-president's former personal attorney was reacting to news the department spied on lawmakers. The department had subpoenaed Apple for data on Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, among others. See mor...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Law, Russia, Trends, Surveillance, New York Times, Manhattan, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Charles Davis, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Cohen


YouTube has blocked Sen. Ron Johnson for 7 days after it removed a video of him spreading coronavirus misinformation

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. Drew Angerer/Getty Images YouTube has suspended Sen. Ron Johnson's account for spreading medical misinformation. The company specifically prohibits content that contradicts public-health guidance. The Republican routinely holds Senate hearings where he promotes baseless conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical ...
Tags: Google, Florida, Politics, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Social Media, New York Times, Wisconsin, Republican Party, Johnson, Politicians, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Ron Johnson, Misinformation


YouTube has blocked Senator Ron Johnson for 7 days after it removed a video of him spreading coronavirus treatment misinformation

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks to reporters and tells them why he is against a January 6 commission. Drew Angerer/Getty Images YouTube has suspended Senator Ron Johnson's account for spreading medical misinformation. The company specifically prohibits content that contradicts public health guidance. The Republican routinely holds Senate hearings where he promotes baseless conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from Y...
Tags: Google, Florida, Politics, Youtube, Senate, US, Trends, Social Media, New York Times, Wisconsin, Republican Party, Johnson, Politicians, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


Trump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks

At least two House members including Adam Schiff targeted in 2018, say officials familiar with the investigationThe US Justice Department under Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House of Representatives intelligence committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters, according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation. Related: Continue read...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Russia, World news, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Data Protection, Donald Trump, Trump, Adam Schiff, US Justice Department


Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

By Manu Raju, Evan Perez, Katie Bo Williams and Paul LeBlanc | CNN Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats — including Chairman Adam Schiff — along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN’s Don Le...
Tags: Apple, Florida, UK, California, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Tennessee, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Marco Rubio


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


President Biden Signs Executive Order Revoking Trump-Era Ban on TikTok and WeChat

U.S. President Joe Biden has withdrawn a series of executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump banning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States. Trump signed several executive orders banning apps tied to China during his time in office. In the most high profile order, Trump ban any U.S. transactions"ordered a ban of the short-form video app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm Bytedance, in 2020. However, Trump's bans were never enforced after several court orders blocked...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, White House, China, US, Joe Biden, United States, Rumors, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Commerce Department, U S Department of Commerce


Biden revokes and replaces Trump actions targeting TikTok and WeChat

President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking actions targeting TikTok and WeChat signed by former President Donald Trump, according to a statement released by the White House on Wednesday. President Biden signed a new order instead requiring the Commerce Department to review apps with ties to “jurisdiction of foreign adversaries” that may pose national security risks. The “increased use in the United States of certain connected software applications designed, developed, manufactured, o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Government, Nsa, White House, China, US, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, Tencent, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump



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