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Reactions swift after Trump's withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
The reaction to President Donald Trump 's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement was swift Thursday evening. In a press conference at the White House today, President Donald Trump announced that, although the U.S. will no longer participate in the accord, it will begin
Business leaders react to Trump's Paris accord decision
High profile business leaders are reacting to President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, including executives from three of Silicon Valley's biggest and most influential tech firms as well as other blue-chip U.S. businesses in finance, energy and
Trump administration reacts to global cyberattack
White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert discusses the U.S. response to the cyberattack that hit more than 200,000 organizations across 150 countries.
Uber CEO Steps Down from Trump Economic Advisory Council Amid Immigration Order Controversy
Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and chief executive of popular ride-sharing app Uber , announced Thursday he is stepping down from his position on President Donald Trump ’s economic advisory council. The decision, shared with Uber employees in a company-wide memo obtained by ABC News, comes the
Silicon Valley Heavyweights Say Encryption Bill Is 'Unworkable'
With the court order against Apple to break its iPhone encryption in the San Bernardino case now vacated and failing to set a legal precedent, Congress may be the next frontier when it comes to trying to compel technology companies to help authorities access data when it could help in certain
Microsoft's Lawsuit Against Justice Dept.: What's at Stake
Microsoft is suing federal officials for the right to be able to tell customers when law enforcement officials request their emails and other data, the latest instance of a Silicon Valley giant settling in for a battle with the government over privacy issues. Mark Bartholomew, a law professor at
Bill Gates Weighs In on Encryption Battle Between Apple, FBI
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is wading into Apple's encryption battle with federal authorities, offering a different take than many of his Silicon Valley counterparts. Gates said he thinks there is a way for Apple to cooperate with federal authorities to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the
Apple Encryption Battle With FBI Draws in Silicon Valley Heavyweights
Apple 's decision to fight a court order to help federal authorities unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters has been hailed by some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley who said complying could set a "troubling precedent." In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar
Tech Giants in the NSA's Crosshairs Converge at White House
What the Most Vocal Tech Companies Have Said About the Government's Spying Practices
Will antitrust probe keep Microsoft , Yahoo apart?
Yahoo and Microsoft hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in Internet search away from Google. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won't hurt online advertisers and consumers. As the U.S. Justice Department reviews the proposed