Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 July 2021)

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. Other Developments A third antitrust suit has been filed against Google in the United States (U.S.), with this legal action alleging “exclusionary conduct relating to the Google Play Store … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 July 2021)

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)

Antitrust Inquiry Continues

The beginnings of possible bipartisan antitrust reform legislation begin to emerge. Whether Democrats and the White House will play “small ball” is unclear. 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, … Continue reading Antitrust Inquiry Continues

State Google Antitrust Suit Widens

One of the Google antitrust suits expands to encompass a recently announced “privacy” measure the tech giant will institute on Chrome. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced additional states and territories have joined the antitrust suit he is leading against Google. He also filed a revised and expanded complaint that brings additional claims against … Continue reading State Google Antitrust Suit Widens

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Google Buys Fitbit Even Though U.S. and Australia May Still Oppose

The Google/Fitbit deal could ultimately get blocked. Even though the European Union (EU) has signed off on Google’s acquisition of Fitbit with some conditions, the United States (U.S.) and Australia are still assessing the deal. Moreover, given that both nations are in the midst of acting against Google and other tech companies, one, if not … Continue reading Google Buys Fitbit Even Though U.S. and Australia May Still Oppose

New Google Antitrust Suits Filed

Two new suits filed against Google by state attorneys general. If the content detailed isn’t illegal behavior, get ready for even more shocking conduct from technology companies to stymie competitors and extract the maximum of any and all rents. Last month, two new suits were filed against Google, arguing that the company’s dominance in the … Continue reading New Google Antitrust Suits Filed

U.S. Federal Government and States Ask Court To Break Up Facebook

Antitrust suits finally filed against Facebook. The U.S. and state governments want to spin off WhatsApp and Instagram. As has been long rumored, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general have filed lawsuits against Facebook, claiming the social media giant has pursued anti-competitive practices in violation of federal and state laws. This is … Continue reading U.S. Federal Government and States Ask Court To Break Up Facebook

U.S. Sues Google

One of possibly two suits alleging that Google engaged in antitrust and anti-competitive practices was filed. This one is arguing that Google’s search engine practices violate U.S. law. The United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) and a number of states have finally filed the antitrust suit against Google that has been rumored to be … Continue reading U.S. Sues Google

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 October)

Coming Events The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies (CERT-EU) will hold the 4th annual IoT Security Conference series “to raise awareness on the security challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across the European Union:”Artificial … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 October)