Privacy and Cybersecurity Challenges in 2023 – Part One

With a new year comes new privacy and cybersecurity challenges for companies large and small, not the least of which is new regulation.

Biden Administration Takes Aim Apple and Google’s App Stores

The Biden administration is taking aim at Apple and Google’s mobile app stores, representing perhaps one of the biggest challenge they have yet faced.

US Tightens the Noose Around Huawei’s Phone Business

The Biden administration has tightened the noose around Huawei’s phone business, restricting access to older technology.

Biden Administration Wants Research Into Reflecting the Sun’s Rays

The Biden administration is continuing its efforts to combat climate change, announcing a study into reflecting the Sun’s rays.

Analyst: US Sanctions Have ‘Collapsed’ China’s Semiconductor Industry

The Biden Administration has been cracking down on China’s semiconductor industry, utterly crippling it, according to one analyst.

White House Will Convene 30 Countries to Combat Cybersecurity Threats

The Biden administration is planning a meeting that will involve some 30 countries in a coordinated effort to combat cybersecurity threats.

U.S. Digital Corps Aims to Attract Top Tech Talent to Government Roles

The Biden administration has unveiled the U.S. Digital Corps, with the goal of attracting the nations top tech talent to government jobs.

Huawei Cleared by US to Buy Chips for Automotive Business

The US has cleared the way for Huawei to purchase chips for its auto component business, giving the company a bit of a reprieve.

Bill Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion for Climate Change if Infrastructure Bill Passes

Bill Gates has pledged some $1.5 billion to help combat climate change if President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill passes Congress.

86% of Organizations Expect to Suffer a Successful Cyberattack

A whopping 86% of organizations expect to suffer a successful cyberattack in the next year.

WeChat Halts New Subscriptions

Popular chat and social media app WeChat, known as Weixin in China, has announced it is suspending new subscriptions as it deploys a security upgrade.

US and Allies Accuse China of Being Behind Microsoft Hack

The US and its allies have accused China of exploiting a Microsoft vulnerability before it could be patched.

TikTok and WeChat In the Clear as Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban Attempts

TikTok and WeChat’s battle to avoid being sold is finally over, as President Biden has signed an executive order undoing the previous administration’s attempt to ban them.

Q1 2021 US Cloud Infrastructure Spending Grew 29%

Cloud infrastructure spending grew a whopping 29% in Q1 2021, buoyed by the impact the pandemic has had on businesses.

Xiaomi Removed From US Blacklist

The Department of Defense (DOD) is removing Chinese firm Xiaomi from a blacklist preventing it from operating in the US.

Intel Plans to Make Chips for the Auto Industry

Intel is planning to make chips for the auto industry, with the first chips being made in the next six to nine months.

Jeff Bezos Throws His Weight Behind Increased Corporate Taxes

Jeff Bezos has come out in favor of increased corporate taxes to help pay for Biden’s infrastructure plan.

Biden Administration Plans to Deliver Broadband to All Within Eight Years

The Biden administration has unveiled an ambitious plan to provide broadband access to all Americans, including those currently underserved.

Biden Administration Working on Vaccination Passport Standards

The Biden administration is working on standards to help establish a vaccination passport, another step toward a return to normal.

Intel Investing $20 Billion to Build Two Arizona Plants

Intel has announced it is investing $20 billion to build two new chip factories in Arizona.