US Government: News

10 Jul 2024


AI-powered job scams on the rise: How to protect yourself

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used by scammers to create fraudulent job advertisements, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

10 Jul 2024


Nuclear fusion breakthrough? China's 'artificial sun' generates magnetic field

China's nuclear fusion energy quest has marked a significant milestone as its "artificial sun" reactor, Huanliu-3 (HL-3), generated a magnetic field for the first time.

28 Jun 2024


FBI places $5 million bounty on 'Cryptoqueen' Ruja Ignatova

Ruja Ignatova, dubbed the "Cryptoqueen," is a fugitive wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for orchestrating a $4 billion Ponzi scheme.

US bans sales of Kaspersky antivirus over Russia links

The US government has announced a ban on the sale of Kaspersky antivirus software due to national security concerns.

21 Jun 2024

Joe Biden

TikTok challenges US ban in court, calls it 'unconstitutional'

TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, have filed an appeal in a US court to overturn a law threatening to ban the app in the United States from January 19.

18 Jun 2024


US government sues Adobe over 'deceptive' subscription practices

The US government has initiated a lawsuit against Adobe, a leading software company.

31 May 2024


US extends chip export restrictions to Middle East

The US Commerce Department has broadened its chip export restrictions, initially aimed at China and several other foreign adversaries, to now include a large portion of the Middle East.

29 May 2024

Elon Musk

Musk's Neuralink seeks 3 patients for long-term brain implant study

Neuralink, the brain-chip company founded by Elon Musk, is planning to enroll three patients in a long-term study to evaluate its revolutionary device.

18 May 2024


Canadian intelligence chief warns against use of TikTok

David Vigneault, the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, has cautioned Canadians against using the popular social media app TikTok.

09 May 2024


Microsoft develops top-secret AI model for US intelligence agencies

Microsoft has developed a secret generative AI model specifically for the US intelligence agencies.

26 Apr 2024


Snap shares surge as restructured digital advertising strategy pays off

Snap Inc.'s restructured digital advertising strategy is yielding positive results as evidenced by the company's latest forecasts.

16 Apr 2024


Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in UAE's AI company G42

Microsoft has announced a substantial investment of $1.5 billion in G42, the leading artificial intelligence company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

03 Apr 2024


Microsoft could have stopped 2023 Chinese email breach: US government

An investigation by the US Cyber Safety Review Board has revealed that a significant breach of government emails in 2023, could have been prevented by Microsoft.

03 Apr 2024


US government commissions NASA to create lunar timekeeping system

The White House has tasked NASA with the creation of a unique time reference system for the Moon, dubbed Coordinated Lunar Time (LTC).

29 Mar 2024

Elon Musk

X accused of selling user data to US government

Despite X's public opposition to state surveillance, the company and its owner, Elon Musk, are now facing scrutiny over allegations of selling user data to law enforcement agencies.

17 Mar 2024


Elon Musk's SpaceX building spy satellite network for US government

SpaceX is working on a top-secret project to build a network of spy satellites for the US, Reuters has reported, citing sources familiar with the program.

01 Mar 2024


US to investigate security risks in Chinese cars: Here's why

The US government is investigating potential security risks linked to connected technology in cars made in China and other 'countries of concern.'

17 Feb 2024


US government likely to award $10B in subsidies to Intel

The United States (US) government is in talks to provide Intel Corporation with a subsidy package worth over $10 billion, reported Bloomberg.

10 Feb 2024


'Warzone RAT' malware service dismantled, suspects arrested: Check details

United States (US) officials have revealed that they seized websites involved in selling a dangerous malware called "Warzone RAT," which allowed cybercriminals to steal data from victims' computers.

US bans AI-generated voice robocalls to curb scammers

The US government's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has banned robocalls using AI-generated voice tools.

Chinese-origin engineer arrested in US for stealing missile tracking technology

Chenguang Gong, a former engineer and US citizen originally from China, has been arrested on federal charges, for allegedly stealing trade secret technology.

08 Jan 2024

Space News

NASA's first lunar lander in 50 years lifts off

The new Vulcan Centaur rocket, carrying a NASA lunar lander, has taken off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

US to launch paperless visa as pilot project succeeds

The United States (US) government has successfully tested a pilot project for "paperless visas," which could eventually replace traditional visa stamps and pasting in passports.

27 Oct 2023


US defense contractors see revenue boost amid global armed conflicts

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a significant boost in revenue for major US defense contractors, as the US government and European nations ramp up their defense budgets in response to Moscow's hostile actions.

What US's proposed tweaks to H-1B visa mean for Indians

The United States (US) government is considering modifications to the H-1B visa application process, sparking questions about what aspects will be updated and what stays the same.

18 May 2023


US court grants Mumbai terror attack accused Tahawwur Rana's extradition

A court in the United States (US) has officially approved the extradition of Pakistani-origin terror convict and Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana to India, where he is sought for his reported involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

LA launches project to track flesh-eating drug, US's deadliest ever

Xylazine, a deadly sedative commonly known as tranq and used for tranquilizing animals, has been abused for years in the United States.

Can't confirm: US on providing India intelligence about China's incursion

A new report has claimed that for the first time, the Pentagon provided crucial real-time intelligence to the Indian Army, which helped India tackle the border incursion by China in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang sector in December last year.

20 Aug 2022


21 Chinese warplanes, 5 naval ships tracked around Taiwan: Report

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has said that it tracked 21 warplanes and five naval ships of the Chinese military around the country on Friday.

Best deal for citizens: Jaishankar on buying oil from Russia

Defending India's decision to buy crude oil from Russia, India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that he had a moral obligation to ensure the best deal for Indian citizens.

14 Aug 2022


Man gets Rs. 20cr from government for building own broadband!

Jared Mauch from Michigan, USA, has received $2.6 million (Rs. 20 crore) from the US government for building his own broadband after getting slapped with a pricey internet bill.

02 Aug 2022


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaches Taiwan amid China's warnings

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly landed in Taiwan late on Tuesday evening as part of her Asia tour, amid repeated "warnings" against her visit from China.

08 Jun 2021

Donald Trump

US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory

After US President Joe Biden revealed that the intelligence community is now exploring the lab-leak hypothesis, a US government national laboratory has backed the theory postulating SARS-CoV-2 virus leaking from the virology labs in Wuhan, according to The Wall Street Journal report.

22 Mar 2021


US House antitrust chairman mulling multiple bills targeting Big Tech

David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel is reportedly planning to announce ten or more pieces of legislation squarely aimed at Big Tech companies.

18 Jan 2021


Trump fires parting salvo at Huawei, imposes further restrictions

During its final week in office and a year after it put Huawei on the Entity List, the Trump administration delivered another blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

16 Jan 2021


Spotify 'Car Thing' seeks FCC nod; significant redesign, features revealed

Popular music streaming service Spotify has sought FCC certification for a new Bluetooth-enabled device dubbed Car Thing. Last heard of in 2019, the car companion has received a significant design revamp and no longer resembles the 2019 concept.

14 Sep 2020


Oracle wins TikTok US bid, but not for 'full sale'

After months of discussions and complications, Chinese giant ByteDance is finalizing a deal for the US business of TikTok.

12 Sep 2020


China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.

05 Sep 2020

Keanu Reeves

#ComicBytes: Everything you need to know about Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR

From video games to motorcycles, Keanu Reeves has a knack for turning his hobbies into solid products.

27 Aug 2020

Trump Administration

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.

16 Aug 2020


Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

If you own a Huawei-built phone with Google's Android operating system, there is something you should know.

22 Jul 2020


Ex-Google CEO is creating a 'tech school' for US government

The American government has roped in former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to create a new 'tech school' called US Digital Service Academy.