Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 August 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The European Commission (EC) opened “an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Kustomer by Facebook under the EU Merger Regulation” according to their press release. … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 August 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced “the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 July 2021)

Australia Asks For Input On How To Fix Cybersecurity Across Its Economy

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Australia’s government has issued a white paper as part of its initiative to remake cybersecurity regulation. Last year, the government in Canberra published a handful of cybersecurity documents, including … Continue reading Australia Asks For Input On How To Fix Cybersecurity Across Its Economy

EU and Australia Take Aim At App Stores

Two of the more active tech regulators signal action on Google and Apple’s anti-competitive practices app stores for some of the same reasons. Twitter Australia and the EU look at app stores, with possible action coming. Cocktail Party The European Commission (EC) is moving ahead with investigation of Apple’s potentially anti-competitive App Store practices with … Continue reading EU and Australia Take Aim At App Stores

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (28 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom’s (UK) Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden indicated that the British government would intervene to possibly stop the acquisition of a British semiconductor manufacturer. NVIDIA Corporation had proposed to buy ARM Limited (ARM) from SoftBank in $40 billion deal. Dowden wrote the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) “to inform them of his … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (28 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 April 2021)

Other Developments The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) lauded its partial victory in Australian federal court against Google that found the company “misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.” The ACCC conceded the court “dismissed the ACCC’s allegations about certain statements Google made about … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 March 2021)

Other Developments The Biden Administration announced it had triggered the response framework laid out in Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41) in response to the Microsoft Exchange hack that includes private sector stakeholders for the first time. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that “the National Security Council (NSC) established a Unified … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading “The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier” By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — Bloomberg. This piece argues that the United States (U.S.) government knew of vulnerabilities in Super Micro Computer Inc.’s products used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but chose to keep them secret. This article follows … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Let’s Make A Deal: Facebook and Australia

Australia passes its code that requires Google and Facebook to strike deals with the nation’s news media to correct the imbalance in bargaining power. This happened only after Facebook pulled the plug on its News feature and provisions in the bill were loosened as part of a compromise. After imposing a news ban in Australia, Facebook … Continue reading Let’s Make A Deal: Facebook and Australia

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 February 2021)

Further Reading “Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Protest Nvidia’s Acquisition of Arm Ltd.” By  David McLaughlin, Ian King, and Dina Bass — Bloomberg. Major United States (U.S.) tech multinationals are telling the U.S. government that Nvidia’s proposed purchase of Arm will hurt competition in the semi-conductor market, an interesting position for an industry renowned for being acquisition … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 February 2021)