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President Biden is inherit tricky technical questions This includes how to curb powerful digital superstars, what to do with Chinese technology, and how to get more Americans online.
Here is an insight into the opportunities and challenges of technology policy for the new Biden administration:
Restrict technical forces: Under the Trump administration there was Investigations, complain and loud arguments about the power of Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other technology companies. Tech giants can expect more of this under Mr. Biden and a Congress tightly controlled by Democrats.
Government lawsuits accusing Google and Facebook of breaking the law in order to succeed or stay that way are being passed on to the new administration, which is expected to continue. There could also be more lawsuits that may make it difficult for Big Tech to continue as it is.
On Tuesday, a senior Justice Department attorney was appointed by former President Donald Trump I Agree with many of the prescriptions of the Congress Democrats who said America’s top four tech superpowers are harmful monopolies. The speech showed that Hate big tech is one of the few areas of bipartisan agreement.
Mr. Biden seems to agree with the concerns of the Trump administration about China’s ambitions in engineering and other areas, but he didn’t say much other than pursue a goal more coherent and coherent policy. Mr. Biden has also expressed his support for more government investment in essential US technology Countering China’s technical ambitions.
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Mr Biden’s priorities Mention “Universal Broadband” but he didn’t say how to get there. The Washington Post reported that Mr Biden’s advisors want to improve E-Rate, a program to help schools and libraries provide Internet access.
What else? Mr. Bidens Plan to revitalize the economy contains suggestions about “Start the most ambitious effort ever”To modernize US cyber defense. Maybe this is the year for a federal data protection act? And there are cracks among Democrats special employment treatment for “gig” workers.
The top priorities for the new administration are ending the pandemic and helping Americans restore the damage. But how the US government deals with these complex technical issues will also have a major impact on Americans and others around the world.
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Before we go …
The constant striving to limit the disadvantages of the internet: Discord, the chat app popular with video gamers, has made a number of changes to monitor the website for predators, bullying, and other risks. The Wall Street Journal checked Discord’s efforts and spoke to people who also want parental controls for the app.
China’s Most Prominent Tech Manager Appears Again: Jack Ma, who is behind two of China’s largest tech companies, reappeared in public Speaking at an educational event, my colleague Tiffany May reported. Ma had not been seen since late last year when authorities cracked down on his business empire after criticizing government regulation.
No peloton allowed in the situation room: Mr Biden loves his Peloton exercise bike, but it probably is needs modifications – Throw away the camera and microphone! – to prevent hackers from possibly snooping on national secrets.
Please enjoy two Scottish Shetland ponies in hand-knitted sweaters.