Activists urge US Congress to pass Hong Kong bill
Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the US Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriat...
Mufti Asri’s rant
Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin must have taken offence at the Malaysian authorities’ actions against Dr Zakir Naik.
Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack
Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Aug 19 for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart.
US lawmakers pressure tech as devices capture conversations
Members of US Congress from both parties called out Facebook Inc on Aug 14 for paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from its users and urged new statutes to tackle the drumbeat of such revelations from across the tech industry.
Is Boeing too big to fail?
NEW YORK, Aug 4 — The grounding of the 737 MAX for more than four months after two deadly accidents has tarnished Boeing’s reputation, but it still has the confidence of US policymakers.
U.S. House panel chairman says Mueller court action imminent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said he will go to court on Friday to seek access to grand jury evidence compiled by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
What Google, Facebook could face in US antitrust probe
NEW YORK: The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether big technology companies are engaged in anticompetitive behaviour, addressing a rising tide of criticism they have become too powerful to the detriment of consumers
Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China
US President Donald Trump said on July 16 his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.
US FTC to ask about disabling YouTube ads for kids’ privacy
The chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission asked children’s privacy advocates whether having video creators on YouTube disable ads could resolve concerns the site is violating laws to protect kids, according to a person familiar with the conversation.
US-China trade talks 'already begun', says Trump
WASHINGTON, July 2 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that talks on a trade deal with Beijing have resumed following a weekend truce struck with China's Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Gr...
US: New sales to China's Huawei to cover only widely available goods
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's decision to allow expanded sales of U.S. technology supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply to products widely available around the world, and leave the most sensitive equipment off limits, a top White House aide said on Sunday.
US lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project
A leading US House lawmaker on June 18 called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.
US Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents
WASHINGTON, June 18 — US Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation yesterday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in US patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that ...
US moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants
WASHINGTON: The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world's largest companies.
Emails show Trump EPA overruled career staff on Wisconsin air pollution
WASHINGTON: Politically appointed U.S. environmental officials last year overruled concerns of career scientists about air pollution in a Wisconsin county where U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed for a factory to be built by Foxconn Technology Co, newly released internal emails show.
Trump agrees with Kim on Biden - White House
US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning t...
Trump torpedoes meeting with Democrats
President Donald Trump abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers yesterday on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is eng...