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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (29 March 2021)

First, subscribe to my new newsletter, the Wavelength, to get all the content you have come to enjoy on my blog. I’m a former lobbyist and Congressional staffer who understand the politics, policy, and law and technology. I cover the U.S. and much of the rest of the world and cover much of the breadth … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (29 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading “Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security” — By Vincent Mamancourt — Politico EU. Three whistleblowers are claiming that Amazon has widespread data protection and privacy issues, some of which may violate European Union (EU) or United States (U.S.) law. They claimed the company culture was … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

GAO Emphasizes Increased Cyber Risk To U.S. Government and Again Identifies Other Technology Risks

The Comptroller General again finds a number of technology programs and policies to be lacking in the biennial list of risky areas. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its biennial High-Risk List and a number of technology issues remained at the fore, with some having become more serious since 2019 when the GAO last named … Continue reading GAO Emphasizes Increased Cyber Risk To U.S. Government and Again Identifies Other Technology Risks

FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Stimulus Become Law

The end-of-the-year funding package for FY 2021 is stuffed with technology policy changes. At the tail end of the calendar year 2020, Congress and the White House finally agreed on FY 2021 appropriations and further COVID-19 relief funding and policies, much of which implicated or involved technology policy. As is often the practice, Congressional stakeholders … Continue reading FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Stimulus Become Law