Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: DHS and CISA

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. The “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (H.R.3684), and the bill is now in the House. Yesterday, the House Rules Committee met to consider the legislative procedure for floor consideration … Continue reading Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: DHS and CISA

Cybersecurity Focus Swings To Pipelines

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Policymakers in Washington are responding to the systemic weaknesses exposed in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Twitter Will the Biden Administration buck the general trend against ordering private sector entities to take specified cybersecurity measures? Cocktail Party … Continue reading Cybersecurity Focus Swings To Pipelines

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash Germany’s competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, has opened proceedings against Amazon based on powers granted to the agency in a January 2021 law. The Bundeskartellamt explained it “initiated … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 May 2021)

Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Twitter There have long been indicators the pipeline industry’s cybersecurity was under policed and vulnerable. Cocktail Party Ransomware may push Section 230 and other tech topics from the headlines. The White … Continue reading Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

In separate but potentially related developments, a few key governments are again arguing that end-to-end default encryption is foiling law enforcement efforts, especially regarding child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Twitter FVEY and EU see a future where there will be encryption law enforcement can access as needed. Tech thinks differently. Cocktail Party Some of the … Continue reading Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

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 (6 April 2021)

Other Developments The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reversed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Facebook’s login notification text system, especially its database of phone numbers, violated a federal law barring abusive telemarketing practices. The case turned on whether Facebook’s system is an “automatic telephone … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 April 2021)

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)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (1 February 2021)

Further Reading “Facebook and Apple Are Beefing Over the Future of the Internet” By Gilad Edelman — WIRED. The battle over coming changes to Apple’s iOS continues to escalate. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the changes that will change the app set up for iPhone users to an opt-in system for tracking people across the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (1 February 2021)