Stark Lines Drawn at FTC Hearing

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash 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 House Energy and Commerce Committee heard from all five Federal Trade Commission (FTC) members and other experts on how the FTC should … Continue reading Stark Lines Drawn at FTC Hearing

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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 May 2021)

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Other Developments The Biden Administration launched a new website on United States (U.S.) government efforts on artificial intelligence (AI): http://www.ai.gov. Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer and the National Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 May 2021)

All Eyes on FTC’s 13(b) Powers

First thing, I would like to direct you my first Lawfare piece on data brokers and national security. After the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled unanimously against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the primary committee of jurisdiction in the House discussed options for a statutory fix. Twitter The FTC’s ability to act … Continue reading All Eyes on FTC’s 13(b) Powers

More of the Same

Twitter, Google, and Facebook’s CEOs are questioned about disinformation in a contentious hearing that did not necessarily make the Section 230 reform landscape much clearer. 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 … Continue reading More of the Same

House Energy and Commerce Examines Online Children’s Privacy During Pandemic

A key subcommittee turns to children online privacy issues that could be part of federal privacy legislation. As part of its examination of privacy issues and online education during the pandemic, the House Energy and Commerce’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will a hearing titled “Kids Online During COVID: Child Safety in an Increasingly Digital … Continue reading House Energy and Commerce Examines Online Children’s Privacy During Pandemic

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)

An Online Misinformation Hearing Splits Along Predictable Lines

A key House committee begins its inquiry into misinformation, which implicates Section 230 legal protections. One House committee picked up its inquiry into lies, misinformation, disinformation, extremism, terrorism, and online media. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media” with … Continue reading An Online Misinformation Hearing Splits Along Predictable Lines

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 (13 and 14 January 2021)

Further Reading “YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel for at Least Seven Days” By Daisuke Wakabayashi — The New York Times. Even Google is getting further into the water. Its YouTube platform flagged a video of President Donald Trump’s for inciting violence and citing the “ongoing potential for violence,” Trump and his team will not be able … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 and 14 January 2021)