Further Action On TikTok Divestment and Ban But No Changes

TikTok sues to block the CFIUS order that it divest and the Trump Administration files an appeal of an injunction. Even though the Trump Administration’s efforts to implement its ban of TikTok have gone nowhere as numerous courts have enjoined the enforcement of the orders, TikTok filed suit against the related order that the company … Continue reading Further Action On TikTok Divestment and Ban But No Changes

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (9 November)

Further Reading “Facebook bans ‘STOP THE STEAL’ group Trump allies were using to organize protests against vote counting” By Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Elizabeth Dwoskin — The Washington Post. A significant portion of the online activity among those on the right wing alleging that the Biden Campaign and Democrats have stolen the election is traceable to right-wing … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (9 November)

Courts Further Block TikTok and WeChat Bans

Two Trump Administration measures to strike at the PRC remain unimplemented. The Trump Administration has suffered more setbacks in its efforts to move forward with its bans on applications from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). United States’ (U.S.) courts continue to block enforcement of orders prohibiting TikTok and WeChat on national security grounds. Courts … Continue reading Courts Further Block TikTok and WeChat Bans

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (27 October)

Further Reading  “The Police Can Probably Break Into Your Phone” By Jack Nicas — The New York Times. So, about “Going Dark.” Turns out nations and law enforcement officials have either oversold the barrier that default end-to-end encryption on phones creates or did not understand the access that police were already getting to many encrypted … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (27 October)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 October)

Coming Events On 6 October, the House Administration Committee’s Elections Subcommittee will hold a virtual hearing titled “Voting Rights and Election Administration: Combatting Misinformation in the 2020 Election.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 October)

Court Issues Injunction On First Part of TikTok Ban

The Trump Administration’s efforts to start banning TikTok is blocked by a federal court, its second defeat this month. A federal court has granted a request made by TikTok to stop the first part of an order that would have required Apple and Google to remove the Chinese app from its stores or providing updates. … Continue reading Court Issues Injunction On First Part of TikTok Ban

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: Defending our DemocracyOne can register … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

TikTok Deal Struck And WeChat Wins Injunction

A TikTok deal may be taking shape even though there are indications the details have not been hammered out entirely. A federal court blocked implementation of the WeChat ban. Over the weekend with the 20 September effective dates looming on the TikTok and WeChat notices, there were separate developments that delayed implementation of the bans … Continue reading TikTok Deal Struck And WeChat Wins Injunction

Uncertainty As Deadlines Approach On TikTok and WeChat EOs

It is still not clear how matters will play out with a proposed Oracle/TikTok deal and the ban on WeChat (and possibly TikTok if an acceptable deal cannot be made.) Today, the Trump Administration issued orders barring TikTok and WeChat pursuant to executive orders issued an “Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok” … Continue reading Uncertainty As Deadlines Approach On TikTok and WeChat EOs

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)