Biden taps Facebook executive for White House role as big tech infiltrates transition

President-elect Joe Biden is busy hiring staffers for his transition team and his administration, including some individuals with ties to the country’s largest technology companies. Biden named Louisa Terrell the White House director of legislative affairs Friday. Terrell is a former member of the Obama administration, though she also served in a senior position at […]

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Apple, GroupM, others ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit

Apple Inc AAPL.O, advertising giant GroupM and others asked the judge hearing the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google GOOGL.O on Friday to allow them to designate certain data used by the government as “highly confidential,” to ensure that no-one from Google could see it. The Justice Department, which sued the search and advertising giant […]

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New bill aims to ban Americans from investing in all Chinese firms on Entity List

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., introduced new legislation on Friday that aims to ban Americans from investing in Chinese companies and individuals listed on the Commerce Department’s so-called Entity List of firms facing U.S. restrictions. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Braun of Indiana introduced the Senate version of the bill called the American […]

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