Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (22 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments House Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member Ken Buck (R-CO) released five antitrust and competition bills as a result of the subcommittee’s investigation of competition in … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (22 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 April 2021)

You can receive all the content posted on my blog by subscribing to my free (for now) newsletter, the Wavelength, which covers the major events in the world of technology policy, politics, and law. I spent more than a decade working on these issues in Washington DC as both a staffer in Congress and a … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 April 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)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading “The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier” By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — Bloomberg. This piece argues that the United States (U.S.) government knew of vulnerabilities in Super Micro Computer Inc.’s products used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but chose to keep them secret. This article follows … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

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)

Wyden Gets DIA To Acknowledge Buying Location Data

Another agency admits to buying and using smartphone location data, using a loophole in the Fourth Amendment. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has again prompted a national security agency to admit it is circumventing the Fourth Amendment bar against unreasonable searches and seizures in the United States (U.S.) However, given the current state of Fourth Amendment … Continue reading Wyden Gets DIA To Acknowledge Buying Location Data

Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

It’s not clear who will end up where, but new Senate chairs will change focus and agenda of committees and debate over the next two years. With the victories of Senators-elect Rafael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), control of the United States Senate will tip to the Democrats once Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (D) … Continue reading Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (8 December)

Further Reading “Facebook failed to put fact-check labels on 60% of the most viral posts containing Georgia election misinformation that its own fact-checkers had debunked, a new report says” By Tyler Sonnemaker — Business Insider. Despite its vows to improve its managing of untrue and false content, the platform is not consistently taking down such … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (8 December)

Brown’s Bill Is The Most Privacy Friendly So Far

The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee has released the most pro-privacy bill yet. Even though Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced his draft privacy bill in June, the “Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020,” too much has been happening to take a proper look at the … Continue reading Brown’s Bill Is The Most Privacy Friendly So Far

Senate Democratic Stakeholder Floats Privacy Discussion Draft

The top Democrat on one committee has released a bill that would scrap the notice and consent model and strictly limit what information can be collected, processed, and shared. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 … Continue reading Senate Democratic Stakeholder Floats Privacy Discussion Draft