Trump Administration

Biden to Discuss Risks of AI in Tuesday Meeting with Science Advisers

U.S. President Joe Biden will discuss the “risks and opportunities” that artificial intelligence poses for people, society and national security during a meeting with science and technology advisers at the White House on Tuesday, an official said. Biden, a Democrat, is scheduled to meet with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) […]

EU Agrees on Retaliation to Counter Economic Coercion

The European Union has agreed to allow retaliation against countries that put undue economic pressure on EU members to change their policies, such as the trade restrictions the bloc says China has imposed on Lithuania. Representatives of the European Parliament and the Council, the grouping of EU countries, reached a provisional deal on the anti-coercion […]

TikTok Would Be Tough to Ban in the US Without a New Law, Experts Say

The Biden administration is under pressure to ban popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, but any such move likely hinges on passage of a new law that bolsters the government’s authority to regulate speech, experts said. Pressure is mounting from lawmakers and national security hawks to ban TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, over […]

Biden Admin Grilled over $23 Billion in Licenses for Blacklisted Chinese Firms

The Biden administration approved more than $23 billion worth of licenses for companies to ship U.S. goods and technology to blacklisted Chinese companies in the first quarter of 2022, a Republican lawmaker said on Tuesday. The data comes amid growing pressure on the administration of Democratic President Joe Biden to further expand a broad crackdown […]

U.S. Launches 'Disruptive Technology' Strike Force to Target National Security Threats

A top U.S. law enforcement official on Thursday unveiled a new “disruptive technology strike force” tasked with safe-guarding American technology from foreign adversaries and other national security threats. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the No. 2 official at the U.S. Justice Department, announced the new strike force at a speech in London at Chatham House. […]