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White House officials size up tech transformation

In the wake of Nov. 6’s power-shifting midterm elections, the White House plans to stay the course in tech policy and may even work with Democrats on beefing up the nation’s broadband infrastructure, a trio of Trump administration officials said … Continue reading

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Battleground shifts in fight over fake news

Facebook and Twitter have been cracking down on political disinformation during the current election cycle, but there are signs that the fight against fake news has spread to new battlefields, ranging from LinkedIn to text messages. In Washington state, the Air … Continue reading

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Seattle space leaders link up with lawmakers

REDMOND, Wash. — One of Congress’ leading Democrats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, met with leaders of the Seattle area’s space community today to make a pitch for his “Make It in America” campaign. They pitched back with an idea of their own: … Continue reading

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White House issues quantum computing strategy

Federal officials and industry leaders — including representatives from Microsoft and Google — met today at a White House summit to spark new initiatives in quantum information science. Among the recommendations contained in a newly released strategic overview: setting up a U.S. … Continue reading

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Online-only voting? Don’t do it, experts say

Chastened by Russian interference and hacking attempts in the 2016 election, academic experts on voting technology say electronic voting machines that don’t leave a paper trail should be phased out as soon as possible. “Every effort should be made to use … Continue reading

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Tech titan Paul Allen gives $100,000 to GOP causes

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has made his largest-ever contribution to congressional candidates in the form of a $100,000 donation to the Republicans’ “Protect the House” political action committee. Allen’s contribution, which was made in June and came to light today … Continue reading

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Space Force doesn’t match Star Wars appeal

A CNN survey suggests most Americans don’t back the Trump administration’s plans to create a new military branch known as the Space Force. The survey, based on a sampling of 1,002 American adults, showed that 55 percent would rather keep the … Continue reading

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