US Republicans admit they were hacked
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Nothing to see here, no one needs to lose an election

The US Republican Party has admitted that it was hacked during the last election, and while members bayed for blood when the Democrats were hacked, they are surprisingly mellow now it has happened to them.

Two Iranians indicted by US for SamSam
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Don't expect them to face jail-time

US federal prosecutors have indicted two Iranian officials for creating and deploying the SamSam ransomware, which exploits a deserialisation vulnerability in Java-based servers.

US to get its own privacy bill
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Expect much Facebook and Google lobbying

The US is looking at a law which will give it the ability to collect civil penalties if a company misuses consumer data on the internet or allows it to be stolen could be drafted early next year.

Americans unhappy with social media
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Want to see regulation

A new poll suggests that the US is getting tired of social media companies and want to see the whole lot regulated.

US blacklists Huawei worldwide
Published in Mobiles

US government leans on allies

The US government is trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in allied countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies.

Xiaomi announces big US event in New York
Published in Mobiles

On December 8th

Xiaomi has announced a big US event calling it the "biggest party yet" and although there are no hints on what to expect at the event, there are rumors that the company will try its luck in the US.

US charges Chinese spooks and hackers
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Trying to steal confidential aerospace technology

The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese intelligence officers, six hackers, and two aerospace company insiders in a sweeping conspiracy to steal confidential aerospace technology from US and French companies.

Foxconn scales back American plans
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May not help “make America grate” after all

Foxconn has scaled back plans for the heavily subsidised Wisconsin Gigafactory.

Ma says US should be investing in infrastructure rather than guns
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US companies making a fortune, it is just the country is wasting it propping up the rich

Alibaba founder Jack Ma slagged off the United States for wasting money on defence and the military when it should be spent on infrastructure.

Rekognition claimed 24 Congress members were criminals
Published in AI

So that works then

The US Congress is up in arms when Amazon’s face recognition software, called Rekognition, identified more than two dozen members of Congress as people arrested for crimes.