Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued the text of the security directive it issued in response to the ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline’s systems. TSA stated:This … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

A Senate Subcommittee Tackles Algorithms

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Privacy, Technology, and the Law Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Algorithms and Amplification: How Social Media Platforms’ Design Choices Shape Our Discourse and Our Minds.” Twitter A hearing tries to get beyond the usual tech talking points to examine the role algorithms play online for good or ill. Cocktail Party Another … Continue reading A Senate Subcommittee Tackles Algorithms

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 February 2021)

Further Reading “Sheryl Sandberg Downplayed Facebook’s Role In The Capitol Hill Siege—Justice Department Files Tell A Very Different Story” By Thomas Brewster — Forbes. According to charging documents, Facebook, and not Parler, was the app of choice the insurrectionists used in planning to storm the United States Capitol. And, of course, Facebook initially claimed this … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 February 2021)

Further Reading “3G Could End This Year. For People Who Rely on Basic Phones, That’s a Big Problem.” By Hannah Frishberg — OneZero. The major telecommunications carriers will soon shut down their 3G coverage and with it, the last of the “dumb” phones will theoretically no longer work. There are other issues, however. In some … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 February 2021)