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Federal, Policy

WHO advises against using Gilead’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID patients

November 20, 2020

Via: Fortune

The World Health Organization recommended against using Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients less than a month after U.S. regulators granted the drug a speedy approval. “There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the […]


Federal, Policy

New Trump administration rule directs insurers to reveal what they pay for prescriptions

November 19, 2020

Via: Fortune

Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclose to the public the negotiated prices they pay for drugs, under an unexpected new Trump administration rule. The administration said those requirements, part […]


Federal, Policy

Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims

November 18, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Chris Krebs, one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired. Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its founding in November 2018 until he was removed from […]


Federal, Policy

The U.S. is pushing ahead with its threat to delist Chinese companies

November 18, 2020

Via: Fortune

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing ahead with a plan that threatens to kick Chinese companies off U.S. stock exchanges, setting up a late clash between Washington and Beijing as the Trump administration winds down. By the end […]


Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

U.S. sanctions force Huawei to sell its budget smartphone brand

November 17, 2020

Via: Fortune

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies is selling its budget smartphone carrier Honor to a group of Honor resellers and suppliers to shield the brand from U.S. sanctions that have starved Huawei of semiconductor chips. In a statement announcing the sale […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Congress needs to step up in ransomware fight, House cybersecurity panel chair says

November 17, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The new head of the House Homeland Security Committee’s panel on cybersecurity said Tuesday that federal lawmakers need to do more to help organizations, especially state and local governments, protect themselves against ransomware. Speaking during the Cyber Threat Alliance’s CyberNext […]


Federal, Policy

Defining data protection standards could be a hot topic in state legislation in 2021

November 16, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Following nationwide elections, a new line-up of state lawmakers will be joining their veteran peers to dig into a host of cybersecurity issues during 2021. Since March, many, if not most, cybersecurity issues at the state level have been derailed […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

Biden’s corporate tax plan depends on Georgia’s Senate results

November 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

The two runoff elections in January to choose Georgia’s senators could have a direct effect on the bank balances of companies nationwide. That’s because Georgia’s voters will determine which party controls the Senate, which in turn will heavily influence whether […]


Federal, Policy

Trump (briefly) acknowledged that Biden won the election—but is still discrediting the vote

November 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump is coming to grips with his re-election defeat, according to aides and advisers, even as he continues to publicly discredit the outcome and delay the start of the official transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Trump began […]


Federal, Policy

The U.S. government sends mixed messages about TikTok’s future

November 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The fate of TikTok in the United States got even more confusing this week. The U.S. Justice and Commerce Departments sent conflicting messages today about TikTok’s future, which is now up in the air with the upcoming administration transition. The […]