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

Further Reading “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police” By Esha Mitra and Julia Hollingsworth — CNN; “Twitter Temporarily Blocked Accounts Critical Of The Indian Government” By Pranav Dixit — BuzzFeed News. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government again shut down the internet as a way of managing unrest or discontent … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 February 2021)

U.S. Orders ByteDance To Unwind Deal That Created TikTok

The Trump Administration ups the ante with TikTok and orders its parent to divest the app that formed the core of the popular short video sharing platform. In an order issued late last week, the Trump Administration completed its retrospective review of ByteDance’s acquisition of the app Musical.ly that became TikTok. The decision on whether … Continue reading U.S. Orders ByteDance To Unwind Deal That Created TikTok

Senate Subcommittee Faults US Government On PRC Telecom

“It is this constant evolution that highlights a major flaw with the FCC’s Section 214 authorizations: once authorized, a company can operate indefinitely without any oversight. Without proper oversight, foreign carriers operating in the United States can expose the United States to potential economic, national security, and law enforcement risks. The federal government has highlighted … Continue reading Senate Subcommittee Faults US Government On PRC Telecom