FTC Revises and Refiles Facebook Antitrust Suit

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 Federal Trade Commission split along party lines in voting to file an amended complaint against Facebook in its federal antitrust case and rejected the company’s complaint that Chair Lina … Continue reading FTC Revises and Refiles Facebook Antitrust Suit

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 August 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 Apple announced “new child safety features in three areas, developed in collaboration with child safety experts:First, new communication tools will enable parents to play a more informed … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 August 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (2 August 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 Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has filed the text of the bipartisan Senate infrastructure package as an amendment to the House’s surface transportation reauthorization, the “Investing … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (2 August 2021)

EDPB Turns Down German DPA; Asks DPC To Investigate Facebook and WhatsApp’s Data Processing

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 European Data Protection Board (EDPB) denied a request by The Hamburg Commissioner for Data protection and freedom of information (the Hamburg DPA or the DE-HH SA) to force … Continue reading EDPB Turns Down German DPA; Asks DPC To Investigate Facebook and WhatsApp’s Data Processing

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments President Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Certain Companies of the People’s Republic of China.” In a fact sheet, the White House explained:President Biden signed an … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Senate is considering the “Endless Frontier Act” (S.1260) this week and invoked cloture on the motion to proceed by an 86-11 vote, thus setting up a vote to end debate on this stage of … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 May 2021)

UK Unveils Online Safety Bill

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. The United Kingdom (UK) has followed Australia and the European Union with legislation to address “online harms.” Twitter The British are coming. Does that make Mark Zuckerberg Paul Revere? Or would … Continue reading UK Unveils Online Safety Bill

Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

In separate but potentially related developments, a few key governments are again arguing that end-to-end default encryption is foiling law enforcement efforts, especially regarding child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Twitter FVEY and EU see a future where there will be encryption law enforcement can access as needed. Tech thinks differently. Cocktail Party Some of the … Continue reading Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Other Developments Two provisions were attached to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021” (H.R.1620) the House passed that would address the sharing of non-consensual sexual material. The fate of this bill is likely not positive in the Senate, however. Nonetheless, as summarized by House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) office:The amendment offered by … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)