OpenAI embraced regulation— until talks got serious in Europe

A week after encouraging U.S. regulation, CEO Sam Altman is threatening to leave Europe.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 26, 2023

Microsoft won over Washington. A new AI debate tests its president.

Microsoft president Brad Smith learned to work with D.C. Now a brewing debate over AI regulation is testing his well-worn playbook.

By Cat ZakrzewskiMay 25, 2023

Musk gives DeSantis a Twitter boost, breaking another tech norm

The Twitter chief hosted the Florida governor's presidential launch.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 25, 2023

U.S. says Chinese hackers breached gear in Guam, key to Pacific defense

The intruders could be laying the groundwork to disrupt communications between North America and Asia in the event of a military confrontation, according to researchers at Microsoft.

By Joseph MennMay 24, 2023

Google is failing to uphold post-Roe privacy pledge, Democrats say

They cite a Post investigation finding the tech giant is retaining sensitive data.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 24, 2023

These lawmakers say Montana’s TikTok ban likely won’t stick

The law may violate the First Amendment, they argue.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 23, 2023

Biden nominates telecom veteran to FCC in bid to overcome stalemate

Anna Gomez is President Biden's latest pick in the hope of gaining a Democratic majority on the Federal Communications Commission.

By Cristiano LimaMay 22, 2023

Lawmakers convene hearing on AM radio phaseout

The move could prevent Americans from receiving emergency notifications and stifle political discourse, lawmakers say

By David DiMolfettaMay 22, 2023

Supreme Court ruling in Twitter, Google cases puts Congress in bind

The Supreme Court has effectively put pressure back on Congress to settle concerns about Section 230, the tech industry's liability shield.

By Cristiano LimaMay 19, 2023

Supreme Court ruling in Twitter, Google cases puts Congress in bind

By not weighing in on the law, lawmakers are left to settle their concerns.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 19, 2023

Big Tech rivals enter fight over U.S. digital trade

Proton, Yelp and other companies are sounding off on the tech giants influencing talks.

By Cristiano LimaMay 18, 2023

This lawmaker stands out for his AI expertise. Can he help Congress?

With a graduate degree in computer science, Obernolte has emerged as a leading expert in Congress on how AI works and what lawmakers should worry about.

By Julian MarkMay 17, 2023

How OpenAI CEO Sam Altman won over Washington — for now

“Sam Altman is night and day compared to other CEOs" one lawmaker said.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 17, 2023

CEO behind ChatGPT warns Congress AI could cause ‘harm to the world’

In his first congressional testimony, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman called for extensive regulation, including a new government agency charged with licensing AI models.

By Cat Zakrzewski, Cristiano Lima and Will OremusMay 16, 2023

Jailed Saudi dissident, sister sue Twitter under RICO act in spy case

The suit argues Twitter broke the law by letting employees reveal the identity of dissidents to Saudi agents who then arrested them.

By Joseph MennMay 16, 2023

The CEO behind ChatGPT is testifying. Here’s what to expect.

OpenAI's Sam Altman is poised to face questions on misinformation, privacy and China.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 16, 2023

E.U. breaks with Britain and U.S. to clear Microsoft’s Activision deal

U.S. and British regulators have sued to block the deal, which would expand the tech giant’s grip on gaming.

By Cat ZakrzewskiMay 15, 2023

Elon Musk's about-face on government censorship

The Twitter chief railed against alleged U.S. suppression, then allowed it in Turkey.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 15, 2023

Raw videos of violent incidents in Texas rekindle debate about graphic images

News organizations have long held back from publishing explicit or violent images of death, which are now rapidly disseminated across social media platforms.

By Marc Fisher and Naomi NixMay 14, 2023

Lawmakers ‘cowered’ to take on tech giants again, senator says

Industry lobbying is giving lawmakers cold feet, Sen. Grassley said.

By Cristiano Lima and David DiMolfettaMay 12, 2023