Lawmakers say TikTok is a national security threat, but evidence remains unclear

CNN  —  As TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew prepares for his first congressional grilling on Thursday, much of the focus will undoubtedly be on the short-form video app’s potential national security risks. Concerns about TikTok’s connections to China have led governments worldwide to ban the app on official devices, and those fears have factored into … Read more

Notable legal clouds that continue to hang over Donald Trump in 2023

CNN  —  It’s been nearly eight years since he rode down the escalator in Trump Tower and more than two years since the January 6, 2021, insurrection, but the legal drama surrounding Donald Trump has never been more intense. In New York, a hush money payment to an adult-film star could result in a possible … Read more

Google was beloved as an employer for years. Then it laid off thousands by email

New York CNN  —  On the morning of January 20, one Google employee had to call tech support after getting hit with an unusual error message when they tried to log in to their work system. Another employee’s manager was on vacation, so they had no one to reach out to when rumors of layoffs … Read more

AI can be racist, sexist and creepy. What should we do about it?

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  The emergence of ChatGPT and now GPT-4, the artificial intelligence interface from OpenAI that will chat with you, answer questions and passably write a high school term paper, is both a … Read more

She was weeks away from maternity leave at Twitter. Then Elon Musk took over

New York CNN  —  Bim Ali was early in her first pregnancy when billionaire Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, where she worked as an engineer on the Redbird core technologies team. During the months of intense uncertainty that followed, Ali stuck with the company, attempting to tune out the deluge of news about the … Read more

Pete Buttigieg starts to rethink how he does his job in wake of East Palestine train disaster

CNN  —  Pete Buttigieg admits he got it wrong on the Ohio train derailment response. But while the criticism is fair, he says, the critics are mostly not. “It’s really rich to see some of these folks – the former president, these Fox hosts – who are literally lifelong card-carrying members of the East Coast … Read more

Fact check: Republicans at CPAC make false claims about Biden, Zelensky, the FBI and children

Washington CNN  —  The Conservative Political Action Conference is underway in Maryland. And the members of Congress, former government officials and conservative personalities who spoke at the conference on Thursday and Friday made false claims about a variety of topics. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio uttered two false claims about President Joe Biden. Rep. Marjorie … Read more

After a train derailment, Ohio residents are living the plot of a movie they helped make

CNN  —  When Ben Ratner’s family signed up in 2021 to be extras in the movie “White Noise,” they thought it would be a fun distraction from their day-to-day life in blue-collar East Palestine, Ohio. Ratner, 37, is in a traffic jam scene, sitting in a line of cars trying to evacuate after a freight … Read more

Boeing’s role in building NASA’s new rocket

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. New York CNN Business  —  In the fervor-filled days leading up to the November 16 launch of the long-awaited Artemis I mission, an uncrewed trip around the moon, some industry insiders admitted to having conflicting … Read more

The US government is still trying to find ways to regulate Big Tech. He has some ideas

CNN  —  After years of hearings, reports and stalled proposals, Congress ended 2022 without taking major steps to regulate Big Tech. But a few blocks away in Washington, Jonathan Kanter is just getting warmed up. While the Justice Department’s top antitrust official has yet to file fresh lawsuits against any of the country’s biggest tech … Read more