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Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6 billion just four years in. In April, reports suggested that the company was on the hunt for fresh investment and headed for a valuation between four and five billion, up from $1.9 billion in July 2020. The new Series D round was led by angel investor and serial entrepreneur Elad Gil, a former Twitter VP and Googler with a track record of investmen...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Technology, Government, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Border, Marine Corps, Andreessen Horowitz, Customs, Air Force, General Catalyst, Science and Technology, Founders Fund


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


YouTube Bans Political Ads From Its Top Ad Spot

YouTube updated its on Monday to ban any ads featuring gambling, alcohol, prescription drugs, and political content from prominently playing at the top of its homepage. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Trump, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


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 tech: Bezos' mystery passenger, Instacart ad business, bitcoin conference

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5, 2017. Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft has bid $28 million for the privilege. The winner's name will be released in the coming weeks, and they will sit aboard the craft with founder Jeff Bezos and his brother. More on the auc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Americas, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Miami, Travis Kalanick, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Instacart, Trump, Elon


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


DOJ Targeted McGahn’s Records While He Was Serving As Trump’s WH Counsel

Apple notified former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife last month that the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed information about their accounts in February 2018, while McGahn served as White House counsel under the Trump administration, according to the on Sunday. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: Apple, News, White House, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump White House, Trump Administration, Don McGahn, McGahn, Summer Concepcion


Susan Collins Backs ‘In-Depth’ Investigation Into Trump DOJ Leak Hunt

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Sunday threw her support behind an "in-depth" investigation into 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). [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: Apple, News, Susan Collins, Justice Department, Trump, Sen Susan Collins, Eric Swalwell, Trump Administration, Summer Concepcion


Trump Justice Department subpoenaed info from White House counsel Don McGahn's Apple account: report

On Friday, the DOJ's inspector general said he would investigate whether the Trump administration improperly seized other phone records.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Doj, Trump, Don McGahn, Trump Justice Department


The DOJ's subpoena came after Trump became unhappy with Don McGahn as he tried to pressure him to cover up his request to fire Robert Mueller

Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife received disclosures from Apple last month that their account records were sought by the Justice Department in February 2018, while McGahn was still the top lawyer representing the presidency, according to a person familiar.
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump White House, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, McGahn


The DOJ's move happened weeks after Trump became unhappy with Don McGahn as he tried to pressure him to cover up his request to fire Robert Mueller

Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife received disclosures from Apple last month that their account records were sought by the Justice Department in February 2018, while McGahn was still the top lawyer representing the presidency, according to a person familiar.
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump White House, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, McGahn


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


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


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


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


Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Restored for California Bullet Train

Back in 2009, then-governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger requested $4.7 billion in federal stimulus money to help build an 800-mile bullet train system from San Diego to San Francisco. "We're traveling on our trains at the same speed as 100 years ago," the governor said. "That is inexcusable. America must catch up." Nearly 12 years later, "a $929-million federal grant for the California bullet train project was restored Thursday," reports the Los Angeles Times, "reversing a decision by ...
Tags: Transportation, Obama, California, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, House, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Times, Los Angeles Times, Bay Area, Southern California, Trump, Bakersfield


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


Explaining the data requested by Trump's DOJ

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


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


Apple Reaffirms Privacy Stance Amid Trump Probe Revelations

Apple is seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, maintaining it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen.
Tags: Apple, Trump


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


Analysis: Explaining the current scandal of Trump's Justice Department

• What Trump's DOJ wanted from Apple in leak probe • Opinion: Barr's despicable conduct is now on full display • Barr's answer draws scrutiny
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Doj, Trump, Barr, Trump s Justice Department


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


Explaining the current scandal of Trump's Justice Department

• What Trump's DOJ wanted from Apple in leak probe • Opinion: Barr's despicable conduct is now on full display • Barr's answer draws scrutiny
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Doj, Trump, Barr, Trump s Justice Department


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


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



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