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US House of Representatives Bans Employees From Using Microsoft Copilot


The US House of Representatives has added another major AI assistant to its no-go list. In guidance issued Friday, Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor advised that Microsoft Copilot would no longer be allowed on House devices due to security concerns. The tool now sits on the House ban list alongside its biggest competitor: ChatGPT. 

According to Axios, which reviewed Szpindor's memo, Copilot is officially "unauthorized for House use" after being identified as a security risk by the "Office of Cybersecurity." The House is now removing Copilot from all internal Windows devices and blocking access to the productivity-focused generative AI platform. The Office of Cybersecurity—not an official agency name, but likely an abbreviation for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) or the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD)—reportedly found that Copilot risked leaking House data to cloud services that haven't earned House approval.  

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