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  • The letter from Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, and two other senators who chair subcommittees- Jerry Moran and Roger Wicker- asked Google to explain a reported delay in disclosing the issue. The letters asked whether the vulnerability was revealed previously to any federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, and if there...

  • The letter from Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, and two other senators who chair subcommittees-- Jerry Moran and Roger Wicker-- asked Google to explain a reported delay in disclosing the issue. The letters asked if the vulnerability was revealed previously to any federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, and if there were "...

  • Senator John Thune has asked Apple, Amazon and Super Micro Computer for staff briefings about a Bloomberg report that the Chinese government implanted malicious hardware into server motherboards provided by Super Micro.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee has asked Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Super Micro Computer Inc for staff briefings about a Bloomberg report that the Chinese government implanted malicious hardware into server motherboards provided by Super Micro. Separately, Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee has asked Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Super Micro Computer Inc for staff briefings about a Bloomberg report that the Chinese government implanted malicious hardware into server motherboards provided by Super Micro. Senator John Thune said in letters made public on Tuesday to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Major technology companies and internet service providers told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday they support federal legislation to protect data privacy but want Congress to preempt tough new rules adopted by California. Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, AT&T Inc, Charter Communications Inc and Twitter Inc all told the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Alphabet Inc's Google defended how it polices third-party add-ons for Gmail in a letter to U.S. senators made public on Thursday, saying that upfront review catches the "majority" of bad actors. The Senate Commerce Committee has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 26 to question Google, Apple Inc, AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc about their...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Six major web and internet service companies, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement on Wednesday. The Senate hearing will give the six technology-related companies, which also include Amazon.com...

  • Sen. John Hoeven, congresswoman Kay Granger, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr,  Sen. Richard Shelby, and United States Sen. John Thune, (L-R) at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's meeting in Moscow, July 3, 2018. 

    Republicans who spent their Fourth of July in Russia to help Trump in advance of the Helsinki summit distanced themselves from the president's remarks.

  • Sen. John Hoeven, congresswoman Kay Granger, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr,  Sen. Richard Shelby, and United States Sen. John Thune, (L-R) at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's meeting in Moscow, July 3, 2018. 

    Sen. Richard Shelby told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that he hoped Trump's meeting with Putin could mark a turning point for relations between the two countries.

  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross straightens his papers during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Washington.

    Senators from both parties drilled into Ross over the tariffs on metals and separate duties targeting Chinese imports.

  • The company has historically reported its income in lower tax jurisdictions, which is possible in part because AbbVie parks the majority of the patents for its top-selling drug in Bermuda- a country that has a zero tax rate on corporate profits, according to a Reuters analysis of 88 Humira patents. Despite recording over half its $28.2 billion in 2017 sales in...

  • The social media company said Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, computer maker Lenovo Group, and smartphone makers OPPO and TCL Corp were among about 60 companies worldwide that received access to some user data after they signed contracts to re-create Facebook-like experiences for their users. Members of Congress raised concerns after The New York Times...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on security concerns. Members of Congress raised concerns after The New York Times reported on the practice on Sunday,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies on security concerns. Members of Congress raised concerns after The New York Times reported on the practice on Sunday,...

  • Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018.

    Facebook still has not answered hundreds of written questions submitted from members of Congress after Zuckerberg's testimony in April, according to congressional staff.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee demanded that Facebook Inc's chief executive officer respond to a report that user data was shared with at least 60 device manufacturers, weeks after the social media company said it would change its practices after a political firm got access to data from millions of users. Senators John Thune, the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and the top Democrat on the panel on Tuesday demanded that Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg answer questions about whether user privacy was compromised by information disclosed to at least 60 device manufacturers. Senators John Thune, a Republican, and Bill...