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Sens. Richard Blumenthal, left, and Lindsey Graham appear at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2018. (JIM WATSON / AFP via Getty Images)

EARN IT Act gets no changes to encryption language in Senate committee

The bill would remove legal liability immunity from tech platforms found in violation of laws regarding child sexual abuse materials. But civil society groups see a dangerous…
The updated export controls go further in forcing foreign companies that use U.S. chipset technology to get a license before selling that technology to Huawei. (Getty Images)

White House executive order sets path for ban on Huawei

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday intended to prevent U.S. companies from conducting business with the Chinese-based tech giant.
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Sen. John McCain greets Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Oct. 3, 2017. McCain was one of several prominent officials to criticize the president following his meeting with Vladimir Putin. (DoD Photo)

Trump’s refusal to call out Russian hacking provokes swift, sharp backlash

President Trump refused to acknowledge or condemn Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election today, drawing sharp criticism from former intelligence officials and lawmakers stateside.