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

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. Other Developments Photo by Robynne Hu on Unsplash In … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (1 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments Image by kalhh from Pixabay The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in three cases filed “following revelations by Edward Snowden concerning the electronic surveillance programmes operated by the intelligence services of the United … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 May 2021)

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

Ransomware Hearing and Attack

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. A few days before a ransomware attack caused a major oil pipeline operator to shut down, a committee examined policy options for fighting ransomware. Twitter Has ransomware pushed Section 230, antitrust, … Continue reading Ransomware Hearing and Attack

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Event (10 May 2021)

Other Developments The Facebook Oversight Board has “upheld” Facebook’s decision to shutter former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram account. The Board stated Facebook needs to decide within six months on a penalty appropriate to Trump’s violations instead of the indefinite suspension it levied after the attack on the United States Capitol on 6 January … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Event (10 May 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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 March 2021)

Other Developments A United States (U.S.) federal court has ruled for a company from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in granting a preliminary injunction against the Department of Defense’s (DOD) designation of the entity as designation as a Communist Chinese military company. This ruling will almost certainly encourage many of the other PRC companies … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 November)

Further Reading  “Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows” By Amanda Seitz — Associated Press News. Given the hostile treatment women and minorities in the United States face on social media, it is not a surprise that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has faced a barrage of sexist, racist, and xenophobic invective online.“The Untold … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 November)