Republican Section 230 Proposal

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. As part of their legislative package of bills to take on “Big Tech,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking … Continue reading Republican Section 230 Proposal

Two House Democrats’ Legislation Would Revamp Online Content Moderation and Online Marketplaces

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’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced their “Online Consumer Protection Act” (OCPA)  (H.R.3067) in … Continue reading Two House Democrats’ Legislation Would Revamp Online Content Moderation and Online Marketplaces

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 February 2021)

Further Reading “I checked Apple’s new privacy ‘nutrition labels.’ Many were false.” By Geoffrey Fowler — The Washington Post. It turns out the blue check mark in Apple’s App Store signifying that an app does not collect personal data is based on the honor system. As the Post’s technology columnist learned, Apple tells users this … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 February 2021)

Social Media Reckoning

The U.S. President was widely banned on social media platforms after his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol during the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Because of the role President Donald Trump played directly and indirectly in the events of 6 January 2021 at the United States (U.S.) Capitol, Twitter, Facebook, and … Continue reading Social Media Reckoning

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

Further Reading “Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Viewed Some of Its Source Code” By Nicole Perlroth — The New York Times. The Sluzhba vneshney razvedki Rossiyskoy Federatsii’s (SVR) hack keeps growing and growing with Microsoft admitting its source code was viewed through an employee account. It may be that authorized Microsoft resellers were one of the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)