A Bipartisan Pair of Senators Revise Their 230 Legislation

Senators Schatz and Thune take a process-oriented approach to reforming Section 230 to regularize content moderation and make the process more intelligible for people to flag content and appeal moderation decisions. First the shameless pitch. You can receive all the content posted on my blog by subscribing to my free (for now) newsletter, the Wavelength, … Continue reading A Bipartisan Pair of Senators Revise Their 230 Legislation

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (8 April 2021)

Other Developments The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) wrote the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA or EUCS) “to provide feedback on the EUCS candidate scheme, more specifically in relation to the potential synergies between the EUCS scheme with a view to supporting Cloud Service Customers (CSC) and Cloud  Service Providers (CSP) to comply with … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (8 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 March 2021)

Other Developments A United States (U.S.) federal court has ruled for a company from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in granting a preliminary injunction against the Department of Defense’s (DOD) designation of the entity as designation as a Communist Chinese military company. This ruling will almost certainly encourage many of the other PRC companies … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 March 2021)

House Judiciary Holds Second Hearing On Antitrust Reform, Focusing on News Industry

The House Judiciary Committee continues its look at antitrust reform with an eye on legislation akin to the new statute Australia put in place to help media negotiate remuneration from Google and Facebook. I will switching to a new platform soon. In the near future, I will be using The Wavelength as my primary means … Continue reading House Judiciary Holds Second Hearing On Antitrust Reform, Focusing on News Industry

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 (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)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Another Democratic Section 230 Bill

The SAFE TECH Act addresses Section 230 issues bills introduced in the last Congress largely did not. Three Democratic Senators have introduced a new bill to reform 47 USC 230 (Section 230), which is among the first major bills on the liability protection social media platforms and other technology companies have. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair … Continue reading Another Democratic Section 230 Bill

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (3 February 2021)

Further Reading “What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels” By Brian X. Chen — The New York Times. Another look at the App Store privacy labels Apple has rolled out and how confusing they can be. It can be confusing to compare the privacy and data usage afforded by a developer such that its … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (3 February 2021)