Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 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 The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced “the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued “Emergency Directive 21-04” “to mitigate a Microsoft Windows print spooler service vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 being actively exploited” the agency explained in its … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 July 2021)

Biden Signs Competition EO

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. President Joe Biden signed an executive order (EO) to combat the increased consolidation in the United States’ (U.S.) economy and its anti-competitive effects. The sweeping, EO, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” would remake how the U.S. … Continue reading Biden Signs Competition EO

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

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen and United States (U.S.) President Joe Biden announced the formation of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) at the US-EU Summit in Brussels. The EC further … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 June 2021)

UK’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill Advances to House of Commons

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The British Parliament has advanced its bill to secure its current and future telecommunications networks. Twitter The Johnson government is trying to get legislation through Parliament to secure the country’s 5G networks. Cocktail Party After a long … Continue reading UK’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill Advances to House of Commons

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)

FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Stimulus Become Law

The end-of-the-year funding package for FY 2021 is stuffed with technology policy changes. At the tail end of the calendar year 2020, Congress and the White House finally agreed on FY 2021 appropriations and further COVID-19 relief funding and policies, much of which implicated or involved technology policy. As is often the practice, Congressional stakeholders … Continue reading FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Stimulus Become Law

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 December)

Further Reading “Social media superspreaders: Why Instagram, not Facebook, will be the real battleground for COVID-19 vaccine misinformation” By Isobel Asher Hamilton — Business Insider. According to one group, COVID-19 anti-vaccination lies and misinformation are proliferating on Instagram despite its parent company’s, Facebook, efforts to find and remove such content. There has been dramatic growth … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 December)

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

Further Reading “Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company’s Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups” By Lauren Kaori Gurley — Vice’s Motherboard. Yet another article by Vice drawing back the curtain on Amazon’s labor practices, especially its apparently fervent desire to stop unionizing. This piece shines light on the company’s Global Security Operations Center that tracks … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (9 December)

Final NDAA Agreement, Part II

There are AI, 5G, and supply chain provisions in the national security policy bill the Armed Services Committee have agreed upon. So, it appears I failed to include all the technology goodies to be found in the final FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). And so, I will cover the provisions I missed yesterday … Continue reading Final NDAA Agreement, Part II