Google, Apple Urged to Remove TikTok From Their Stores by FCC Official

A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission has urged the executives of Apple and Alphabet Google to kick out Chinese-owned TikTok from their app stores. Brendan Carr, the FCC commissioner, said in a letter to the CEOs, dated June 24 and sent on FCC stationery, that the video sharing app TikTok has collected large … Read more

Semiconductor Exports to Russia Said to Have Plunged by 90 Percent

Global exports of semiconductors to Russia have plummeted by 90 percent since the United States and its allies struck export controls on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, US Trade Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Wednesday. Speaking at an annual trade ministry conference, Raimondo also said controls in Russia’s aviation sector hampered its ability to … Read more

Jan. 6 hearing | Donald Trump did not care that Capitol rioters were armed, tried to hijack Presidential limo, claims witness

When he got into the limousine, nicknamed “the beast”, he was told that they would not go to the Capitol When he got into the limousine, nicknamed “the beast”, he was told that they would not go to the Capitol Donald Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of his presidential limousine on January 6, … Read more

US Senators Seek Report on Security Review of TikTok a Week

A group of six Republican senators on Friday asked US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about an ongoing review of the national security check of the Biden administration of the social media platform TikTok. The US Government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews transactions from foreign buyers for potential national security … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights

A draft version of the verdict indicating that the court is likely to overthrow Roe was leaked in May, which ignited a political firestorm A draft version of the verdict indicating that the court is likely to overthrow Roe was leaked in May, which ignited a political firestorm In a significant restriction on women’s rights, … Read more

SpaceX Believes that US’ 5G Plan will Make Starlink Inoperable for Majority of Americans

If Dish Network is allowed to use the 12GHz spectrum for its 5G mobile network, SpaceX has warned that subscribers to its Starlink service in the US may suffer serious disruptions to its Internet connection. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will make the final decision after receiving requests for permission to use the 12GHz band … Read more

US Fed Announces Biggest Interest Rate Hike Since 1994

The Federal Reserve announced the most aggressive rate hike in nearly 30 years, raising the reference rate by 0.75 percentage points on Wednesday as it battles rising inflation. The Fed’s Federal Open Market Political Committee confirmed that it is still “strongly committed to bringing inflation back to its 2% target” and expects to continue raising … Read more

US approves $120 million sale to maintain Taiwanese warships

The United States has approved a possible $ 120 million sale of parts to help Taiwan maintain its warships, which the island’s defense minister said would help ensure combat readiness for China’s “frequent activities” near the island. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement that it had provided the required certification to … Read more