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Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics

President Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 2. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) July 11 at 4:49 PM President Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday for exhibiting “terrible bias” and silencing his supporters at a White House “social media summit” that critics chastised for giving a prominent stage to […]

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U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration added five Chinese entities to a United States blacklist on Friday, further restricting China’s access to American technology and stoking already high tensions as President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China prepare to meet in Japan next week. The Commerce Department announced that it would add four Chinese companies […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook called out companies like Facebook, Theranos, and YouTube in a speech pushing for responsibility in Silicon Valley

GettyGetty Apple CEO Tim Cook said in his commencement speech at Stanford University that the tech industry is becoming known for the belief that “you can claim credit without accepting responsibility.”  Although he didn’t reference any companies by name, his comments seem to apply to recent controversies surrounding firms like Facebook and Theranos. He urged […]

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Huawei ban threatens U.S. national security, tech companies warn Trump administration

(Jason Lee/Reuters) U.S. technology companies have told the Commerce Department that the Trump administration’s ban on selling to the Chinese tech giant Huawei could significantly harm their bottom lines and might damage their ability to develop new technological innovations, including those needed by the U.S. military. The companies are making the claims in applications for […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at companies like Facebook again: Anything that collects personal data and uses it against customers 'should not exist'

CEO Tim Cook attends China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 24, 2018 in Beijing, China.VCG/VCG via Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed to hit out at Facebook again on Friday, saying that no one should be allowed to create detailed dossiers on users and then use that personal […]

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Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say

Supported by Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say ImageSocial media companies including Facebook were sometimes evasive and misrepresented themselves to lawmakers when it came to discussing Russian interference, according to two new reports.CreditCreditElijah Nouvelage/Reuters By Sheera Frenkel, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Dec. 17, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked […]