Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 October)

Further Reading  “A deepfake porn Telegram bot is being used to abuse thousands of women” By Matt Burgess — WIRED UK. A bot set loose on Telegram can take pictures of women and, apparently teens, too, and “takes off” their clothing, rendering a naked image of females who never took naked pictures. This seems to … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 October)

U.S. Sues Google

One of possibly two suits alleging that Google engaged in antitrust and anti-competitive practices was filed. This one is arguing that Google’s search engine practices violate U.S. law. The United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) and a number of states have finally filed the antitrust suit against Google that has been rumored to be … Continue reading U.S. Sues Google

Technology Antitrust Hearing

With its investigation nearing an end, a subcommittee hears from antitrust witnesses on how to best address the problems turned up in Big Tech. On October 1, the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee held a hearing as part of its series on online competition titled “Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws … Continue reading Technology Antitrust Hearing

Administration Sends Section 230 Legislation To Congress; Senate Committee Set To Mark Up Its Second Section 230 Bill This Year

The Administration sends its Section 230 reform bill to Congress as a committee is gearing up to consider a second such bill in a matter of months. There has been increased activity among Republicans in the Administration and Congress regarding the liability shield provided to technology companies in 47 U.S.C. 230 (Section 230 of the … Continue reading Administration Sends Section 230 Legislation To Congress; Senate Committee Set To Mark Up Its Second Section 230 Bill This Year

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 September)

Coming Events The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights Subcommittee will hold a hearing on 15 September titled “Stacking the Tech: Has Google Harmed Competition in Online Advertising?.” In their press release, Chair Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asserted:Google is the dominant player in online advertising, a business … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 4 September)

Here is today’s Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on 9 September on "U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges” to “evaluate key developments in China's economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020.”On 10 September, the General … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 4 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 August)

Here is today's Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 10 September, the General Services Administration (GSA) will have a webinar to discuss implementation of Section 889 of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019” (P.L. 115-232) that bars the federal government and its contractors from buying … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 August)

Uber Official Faces Criminal Charges Related To Hack

In what may be the first such case, the former security officer for a company is charged with two federal crimes in hiding the details of a subsequent breach from an agency investigating a first breach.     The United States Attorney in Northern California has filed a criminal complaint against Uber’s former chief security officer … Continue reading Uber Official Faces Criminal Charges Related To Hack