• Elon Musk: Declining birth rate one of 'biggest' threats to civilization
    Declining birth rates and an under-populated world are civilization's greatest threats, said Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk."I can't emphasize this enough: there are not enough people," Musk said during the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Summit&... Read more »
  • Senate confirms FCC's Rosenworcel to another term
     The Senate voted 68-31 Tuesday to confirm Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Jessica Rosenworcel to another term.The confirmation came weeks before Rosenworcel’s term was set to expire, which would have given Republicans a majority... Read more »
  • Google files lawsuit against Russian hackers as part of disrupting botnet
    Google on Tuesday announced it is pursuing litigation to disrupt a botnet run by operators based out of Russia, among other steps meant to crack down on the group.As part of the effort, Google filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on... Read more »
  • Amazon Web Services are down, taking huge parts of internet offline
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) were down Tuesday morning, leaving large parts of the internet reliant on the tech giant’s services offline. On its health service dashboard, AWS posted a message at 11:22 a.m. that the company is "investigating... Read more »
  • Instagram restricting content it recommends to teens
    Instagram announced on Tuesday that it will begin restricting the kinds of content it recommends to teens who use the app.Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said in a blog post that the company will take a stricter approach to what teens have access... Read more »
  • CEO fires 900 employees via Zoom call
    Approximately 900 employees of digital mortgage company Better.com learned in a three-minute Zoom call that they have been laid off, NBC News reported on Monday."I come to you with not great news," Better.com CEO Vishal Garg said at the... Read more »
  • Hillicon Valley — Presented by Connected Commerce Council — Microsoft disrupts Chinese hacking effort
    Today is Monday. Welcome to Hillicon Valley, detailing all you need to know about tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Follow The Hill’s cyber reporter, Maggie Miller (@magmill95),... Read more »
  • US military hacking unit targets cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks
    The U.S. military's hacking unit is taking steps to combat cyber criminal groups that have conducted ransomware attacks on American companies. A spokesperson for the unit, known as Cyber Command, did not specify what the actions would entail;... Read more »
  • Nunes to resign from Congress, become CEO of Trump media firm
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), a key Donald Trump ally who was poised to be the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee if Republicans win back the House in 2022, said Monday he will resign at the end of this month to become CEO of the... Read more »
  • Microsoft disrupts Chinese hacking group targeting organizations in dozens of countries
    Microsoft on Monday announced that a federal court had granted a request to allow the company to seize websites being used by a Chinese based hacking group that were targeting organizations in the United States and 28 other nations. The hacking... Read more »
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