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The DOJ is reportedly prepping an antitrust suit against Google over its ad business

The Department of Justice is preparing a second major antitrust suit against Google, according to new reporting by Bloomberg. The DOJ could sue...

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Biden signs CHIPS bill in bid to supercharge US semiconductor production

CHIPS received large bipartisan support, amid an ongoing supply chain/chip shortage, fueled by pandemic-related shutdowns, climate crises and global...

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CHIPS Act passes House on way to Biden signing

Following a strong showing of bipartisan support in the Senate, the CHIPS Act staved off last minute attempts by the GOP House leadership to derail...

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Biden order fortifies data privacy ahead of state-by-state legal battle over abortion

An executive order signed by President Biden places the White House’s weight firmly behind states where access to abortion is guaranteed,...

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Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?

I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card?...

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Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering to mail abortion pills

With the aftershocks of the Supreme Court's Roe decision beginning to reverberate, prescription abortion pills are poised to be a topic of...

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will speak at TC Sessions: Climate

It’s hard to believe that, despite a scientific consensus and mountains of verified evidence, climate change has become a global political...

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Despite regulatory hurdles, these 4 US cannabis investors are planting seeds for tomorrow

Bear markets and high interest rates often cause investors to turn away from anything resembling a risky investment. Yet, now is a good time to take...

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Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never extend to Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun...

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State attorneys want TikTok and Snap to support third-party parental control apps

TikTok and Snapchat need more parental controls, a letter signed by 44 attorneys general stated. Yesterday, the National Association of Attorneys...

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EU and US agree data transfer deal to replace defunct Privacy Shield

The European Union has just announced reaching an agreement in principle with the US on a revived transatlantic data flows deal — potentially...

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Infrastructure bill could promote lean construction via data capture

Construction crews’ job site knowledge is rich with insights, and technology can convert these insights into process benchmarks to improve...

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Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the future of this newsletter and what’s coming next. The short of...

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White House issues its Executive Order on cryptocurrencies

The Biden White House showed off a new Executive Order on Wednesday regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies. The order essentially lays out a...

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Homeland Security establishes the Cyber Safety Review Board to learn the mistakes from past cyber incidents

The board is tasked with studying the cause and fallout from major hacks.

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Intel eyes Ohio for a pair of chip factories amid global shortage

Intel this week highlighted plans to build two chip manufacturing facilities outside of Columbus, Ohio. The announcement is still early stages,...

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Russia’s FSB ‘shuts down’ notorious REvil ransomware gang

The takedown was at the request of U.S. authorities, the Russian security service said.

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Steering innovation toward the public good

When it comes to transportation innovation, perhaps the hardest thing to predict is the timing of how and when these developments will impact our...

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Cycode raises $56M Series B to help secure software supply chains

Cycode, a startup that helps businesses secure their DevOps pipelines and software supply chains, today announced that it has raised a $56 million...

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Industrial cybersecurity startup Dragos raises $200M, valuation soars to $1.7B

Dragos has raised $200 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The investment, which Dragos says is also the largest funding...

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Fintech’s growing role in the healthcare revolution

Similar to how fintech is scaling vertical SaaS, the pandemic-fueled disaggregation of healthcare has created new players that are taking a page out...

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YouTube will now ban content with vaccine misinformation

YouTube expanded its medical misinformation policies today to include new guidelines that ban vaccine misinformation. The Google-owned video platform...

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Biden’s new FTC nominee is a digital privacy advocate critical of Big Tech

President Biden made his latest nomination to the Federal Trade Commission this week, tapping digital privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to join the agency...

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Indivisible is training an army of volunteers to neutralize political misinformation

The grassroots Democratic organization Indivisible is launching its own team of stealth fact-checkers to push back against misinformation — an...

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Facebook changes misinfo rules to allow posts claiming COVID-19 is man-made

Facebook made a few noteworthy changes to its misinformation policies this week, including the news that the company will now allow claims that COVID...

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US Treasury calls for stricter cryptocurrency rules, IRS reporting for transfers over $10K

President Biden’s vision for an empowered, expanded IRS is poised to have a big impact on cryptocurrency trading. According to a new report...

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ByteDance CFO assumes role as new TikTok CEO

Eight months after former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quit in the midst of a full-court press from the Trump administration against the Chinese-owned...

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Biden’s labor secretary thinks many gig workers should be reclassified as employees

Biden Labor Secretary Marty Walsh charged into the white-hot issue of the gig economy Thursday, asserting that many people working without benefits...

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