Trump wants tech companies to clarify software platform title Trump: ‘Tech companies should clarify software platforms’
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The White House wants tech giants to clarify their software platforms and explain their privacy policies, arguing that the U.S. should not be seen as the global leader in cybercrime.
“We’re the No. 1 criminal threat and the No, 1 terrorist threat,” Trump told a White House news conference Wednesday.
“So we have to understand where the cyber threats come from and what the cyber threat is and what are the solutions,” he added.
Trump’s call for transparency comes after the Justice Department, FBI and other law enforcement agencies announced plans in April to review the software platforms that they use to track users, including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others.
The companies have pledged to change their software to better protect users’ privacy and keep the information flowing to the government.
“The information we’re collecting on your data is not going to be collected by our government,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a June speech.
“There is no law, there is no regulation, there’s no regulation of the way that we collect, use and share your information.”
Trump, however, appeared to be playing down the need for a software-based approach in the speech.
While he did mention Apple and Microsoft, he said that companies like Google and Twitter should “not be considered the leaders” in security and that other tech companies should follow their lead.
“These companies are taking advantage of the information that we already have,” he said.
“They are not leading the way.”
The White House wants tech giants to clarify their software platforms and explain their privacy policies, arguing that the U.S.…
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