Posts Tagged: government

GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers hit by shutdown

People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation campaign fo…
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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown…
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Shutdown means government won’t engage with the tech industry at CES

It's not just FCC Chairman Ajit Pai who'll back out of CES as a result of the US government shutdown. The Consumer Technology Association has confirmed that at least ten government officials have cancelled their speaking engagements at the technolog…
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Netflix pulls Hasan Minhaj episode critical of Saudi Arabia government

Netflix rarely finds itself thrust into political debates like other internet giants, but it won't enjoy that luxury in 2019. The streaming service has pulled the second episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia after the country alle…
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Amazon advised US government on a portal that could make it billions

A key Amazon executive and former Obama administration official privately advised the US government on a procurement portal that could be worth billions to the company, the Guardian reports. Director of Government Anne Rung corresponded with an offic…
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The US government might have problems with Google’s relationship with Huawei

Huawei and the US government have been at odds for pretty much all of 2018, and unfortunately for Huawei, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. And that news gets even worse for companies that have ties to Huawei, as now they’re in the crosshairs, too. In this case, the US government […]

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Kaspersky to move to Switzerland following latest government ban

Things are going from bad to worse for Kaspersky Labs, the Russian anti-virus software developer. The Dutch government says it's planning to phase out the use of the software "as a precautionary measure", and is proactively suggesting other companies…
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US government orders military bases to remove all stock of Huawei and ZTE phones

The US government has been in a spat with ZTE and Huawei recently, with issues ranging from sanction violations to national security concerns. That conflict is escalating today, and it’s going to hurt the sales of both companies’ phones even more. The Pentagon has ordered US military bases to stop selling any Huawei or ZTE […]

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Backpage.com was seized by the federal government

Classifieds website Backpage.com has been seized and disabled by the federal government. When you visit the website now, you'll see a message saying it and all affiliated websites have been taken over "as part of an enforcement action by the Federal…
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Congress looks into government agencies’ deals with Kaspersky

Kaspersky has a long and difficult path ahead if it wants to clear its name. The US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology has just asked 22 government agencies for all the documents and communications they have about Kas…
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