Automakers urge incoming Biden Administration for tax credit, incentives to boost R&D into self driving cars, EVs

On Tuesday, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a major automotive trade association urged U.S. policymakers to back support for electric vehicles (EV), including new incentives to boost up consumer purchases, as well as research and development. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority and has pledged to build 550,000 new EV…

Amazon’s cloud business facing antitrust scrutiny from FTC

As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations and now includes its cloud-computing business as well. As per the report, U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies questions pertaining to Amazon Web…

Major U.S. tech companies press Congress for increased transparency in internet surveillance programs

A bipartisan group is in the process of drafting legislation which is expected to address some, if not all, of the concerns raised in the said letter. More than two dozen U.S. tech companies in the U.S., including Amazon and Facebook has urged the U.S. Congress to make broad changes to laws that govern internet…

Usage of VPNs gaining ground with Congress repealing internet privacy rules

The repealing of the safety provisions have given rise to a niche market for smaller broadband service providers such as California-based Sonic which offers free VPN services to its customers. With the U.S. Congress repealing rules that govern how internet service providers can use customer data, there is a renewed interest in virtual private networks…