The massive information of the week was a Fifth Circuit choice upholding Texas’s regulation regulating social media speech suppression. The choice was poorly obtained by the same old supporters of social media censorship however I discovered it each remarkably effectively written and surprisingly persuasive. That doesn’t imply it’s going to survive the virtually inevitable Supreme Courtroom evaluation however Decide Oldham wrote an opinion that may very well be a mannequin for a Supreme Courtroom choice upholding the Texas regulation.
The massive hacking story of the week was a brutal takedown of Uber, most likely by the dreaded Superior Persistent Teenager. Dave Aitel explains what occurred and why no different massive company ought to really feel smug or sure that the identical can’t occur to them. Nick Weaver piles on.
Dave factors to among the much less effectively publicized elements of the Twitter whistleblower’s testimony earlier than Congress. We agree on the underside line – that Twitter is completely incapable of defending both U.S. nationwide safety and even the safety of its customers’ messages. If there have been any doubt about that, it will be laid to relaxation by Twitter’s dependence on Chinese language authorities promoting income.
Maury and Nick tutor me on The Merge, which strikes Ethereum from “proof of labor’ to “proof of stake,” massively decreasing the local weather footprint of the cryptocurrency. They’re each surprisingly upbeat about it.
Maury additionally lays out a new European proposal for regulating the web of issues – and, I level out, for massively growing the price of all these issues.
China is stepping into the attribution recreation. It has issued a report blaming the Nationwide Safety Company for intruding on Chinese language instructional establishment networks. Dave will not be impressed.
The Division of Homeland safety, in breaking information from 2003, has been storing the contents of telephones it seizes on the border. Dave predicts that DHS should additional pull again on its present practices. I am much less positive.
Now that China is regulating vulnerability disclosures, are Chinese language corporations reluctant to reveal vulnerabilities outdoors China? The Atlantic Council has a report on the topic, however Dave thinks the outcomes are ambiguous at greatest.
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