US plans ‘a mix of actions’ against Russia over SolarWinds cyberattack

The US is preparing to retaliate against Russia after determining the country was probably involved in the SolarWinds cyberattack. Without providing specifics, White House press secretary Jen…

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Big Tech critic and net neutrality advocate Tim Wu is joining the White House

The man who coined net neutrality is heading back to work for the government. President Joe Biden has appointed Columbia law professor Tim Wu to the White…

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Joe Biden will tackle global chip shortage with executive order

The Biden administration is planning “aggressive steps” to alleviate the global semiconductor shortage, Bloomberg reports. The chip shortage has impacted the auto industry and contributed to the…

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President Biden brings back weekly addresses with a podcast-like format

President Biden is poised to resurrect the weekly radio address, but he’s hoping to keep it relevant through a simple strategy: ditch the radio. As the New…

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Twitter will reset the @POTUS follower count to zero after Biden takes office

Presidential transitions are complex endeavors that require a small army of staff and a lot of work ahead of Inauguration Day. In the modern era, there are…

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US considers blocking deals with China’s largest chip maker

The US’ trade bans on Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE might have been just the beginning. The Defense Department has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal…

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White House budget proposal would hike AI and quantum funding by 30 percent

If the US is going to build a quantum internet and otherwise claim technical supremacy, it’s going to need appropriate funding — and that might be forthcoming….

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The Trojan Horse in Trump’s anti-Twitter executive order

Approximately 100 years ago (May 28, 2020) the White House put social media websites in its (very crowded) crosshairs. This was in the form of an executive…

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