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  • WASHINGTON, June 18- A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security. Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security. Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- Both Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers joined policymakers across the globe who are concerned what Facebook Inc's decision to launch its own cryptocurrency could mean for data privacy and security. Representative Patrick McHenry, the senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter Tuesday to...

  • *Facebook unveils plans for digital coin called Libra. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, June 18- Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard,...

  • By Katie Paul and Anna Irrera. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, June 18- Facebook Inc plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. Facebook said it has linked with 28 partners to form Libra Association, a Geneva- based entity governing its new digital coin, which...

  • Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to use Huawei Technologies Co as a bargaining chip in trade talks with China that might allow expanded use of the company's equipment in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Trump reiterated on Monday in a CNBC interview that Huawei could be part of a trade deal with China, a...

  • Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to use Huawei Technologies Co as a bargaining chip in ongoing trade talks with China. "Allowing the use of Huawei equipment in U.S. telecommunications infrastructure is harmful to our national security, the senators wrote." Trump said last month that while Huawei was "very...

  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., arrives in the Capitol for the weekly Senate luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

    Silicon Valley's tech giants have "enormous power" and need to be regulated, says Sen. Mark Warner.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Monday announced they were introducing a bill to toughen U.S. laws requiring shell companies to disclose their true owners' identity. Two Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee, Tom Cotton and Mike Rounds, and Democratic committee members Mark Warner and Doug Jones said their proposed new law would...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Roger Wicker, Democratic chairman of the Senate...

  • Senator Mark Warner said on Sunday that he has been organizing meetings between U.S. intelligence officials and the country's business and academic communities to urge caution in their relationships with China. Accusing China of undermining U.S. security, Warner, a Democrat, said the meetings were aimed at increasing awareness about tactics used by China...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, May 16- The Trump administration's decision to sanction and potentially cripple Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd garnered a sharp rebuke on Thursday from Beijing, which warned that the move could damage trade talks. The U.S. crackdown, announced on Wednesday, was the latest shot fired in an escalating U.S.- China trade war...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- Facebook Inc co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate Chris Hughes urged U.S. regulators to break up the social media company in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday. That is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg has called for, " Nick Clegg, Facebooks vice president of global affairs and communications, said in an emailed...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for Facebook over user privacy violations, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss legislation to protect users of the social network, officials said. Sandberg met with Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, a Republican,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for Facebook over user privacy violations, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was meeting with U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss legislation to protect users of the social network, officials said. The meetings had been long planned and were not to discuss reports that...

  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, urging him not to end a vital trade concession for India, a day before the Trump administration is likely to announce a decision on it. They urged the administration to continue negotiating a deal with India that would protect American jobs. A decision to scrap the trade privilege comes as President Donald Trump has...

  • The letter from Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to CEO Sundar Pichai seeks a briefing and answers on how this information is used and shared, citing a New York Times report that the database includes nearly every consumer with an Android mobile device, in some cases storing information dating back to 2009..

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- The top Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday wrote Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai raising concerns about reports of a massive database known as Sensorvault containing precise consumer location information on hundreds of millions of devices. The letter is one of several sent by...

  • NEW DELHI, April 13- A U.S. plan to end preferential duty-free imports of up to $5.6 billion from India could raise costs for American consumers, two U.S. senators have told their country's trade office, urging a delay in adopting the plan, and seeking more negotiations. If President Donald Trump presses ahead with his plan to end the Generalized System of...

  • Senator Mark Warner, who co-sponsored legislation this week to ban deceptive practices by social media companies, said on Thursday he was eyeing additional bills aimed at limiting hate speech and allowing users to move their data across platforms. Warner noted the real-life implications of hate speech on social media, pointing to mass killings in New...