Committee Revisits Federal Cybersecurity and Finds Inadequate Practices Persist

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 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a sequel to a 2019 report on federal cybersecurity that examined eight agencies and found them lacking in a number … Continue reading Committee Revisits Federal Cybersecurity and Finds Inadequate Practices Persist

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 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 A third antitrust suit has been filed against Google in the United States (U.S.), with this legal action alleging “exclusionary conduct relating to the Google Play Store … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 July 2021)

Sensitive Data Executive Order

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Given that I was not able to cover some of the developments over the previous six weeks in the depth I normally would have, I will be going back to examine some of the higher profile items … Continue reading Sensitive Data Executive Order

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments By a 68-32 vote, the Senate passed the “United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021” (S.1260), a bill that could result in more than $250 billion to fund United States (U.S) research and development … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 June 2021)

Biden Administration Releases Full FY 2022 Budget Request

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. First, an administrative matter. For the next six weeks, I'll only be posting the Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events sections. Normal publishing will resume in mid-July. Twitter The White House releases a transformative budget that … Continue reading Biden Administration Releases Full FY 2022 Budget Request

Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape, Part II

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The combined legislation Senate committees have crafted to address the United States’ (U.S.) technology industry debuted in the Senate. Twitter One of the few things on which Republicans and Democrats can agree is that action is needed … Continue reading Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape, Part II

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments A key subcommittee chair and another Member have introduced a new bill to reform 47 U.S.C. 230 (Section 230). The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Representative … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 May 2021)

Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The combined legislation Senate committees have crafted to address the United States’ (U.S.) technology industry debuted in the Senate. Twitter One of the few things on which Republicans and Democrats can agree is that action is needed … Continue reading Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Administration Issues Cyber EO

Twitter A new American government? Then there must be a new cybersecurity EO. Cocktail Party The Biden Administration rolled out a web of interlocking directions centering on key agencies the White House will now need to manage. Some of the actions come due in the next few months while others have longer timelines. As always, … Continue reading Administration Issues Cyber EO

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)