News of the Week; December 16, 2020

DIGITAL Russian hackers hit US government using widespread supply chain attack ~18,000 organizations downloaded backdoor planted by Cozy Bear hackers DHS Cyber Warriors Issue Warning About Massive Hacking Campaign, Disclose They’ve Been Hacked A Day Later Security Researcher Reveals Solarwinds’ Update Server Was ‘Secured’ With The Password ‘solarwinds123’ US diplomats’ brain injuries may be from […]

News of the Week; December 9, 2020

DIGITAL The FTC, 48 Attorneys General File Antitrust Lawsuits Against Facebook FTC, 47 states file suits to break up Instagram and WhatsApp from Facebook Feds say Facebook broke US law offering permanent jobs to H-1B workers Open Season: FTC & 48 Attorneys General File Separate Antitrust Lawsuits Against Facebook The tech industry needs regulation for […]

News of the Week; December 2, 2020

DIGITAL Increased Web Page Accessibility Requirements for Private and Non-Profit Organizations in Ontario Come into Effect in 2021 and AODA Accessibility Report Due Date Extended Utter Insanity: Trump Lawyer Suggests Former Trump Cybersecurity Official Should Be ‘Taken Out And Shot’ For Saying The Election Was Secure Just As #DiaperDon Starts Trending, Trump Claims That Twitter […]

News of the Week; November 25, 2020

DIGITAL Twitter, Facebook Plan For Post-Trump Era Why it’s easy to hate Facebook but hard to leave Facebook AI catches 95% of hate speech; company still wants mods back in office Facebook Could See Antitrust Charges From Nearly 40 States Over Acquisitions Of Instagram, WhatsApp Advertisers Challenge Facebook’s Representations on Audience Targeting and Fraudulent Traffic […]

News of the Week; November 18, 2020

DIGITAL Amazon Sues Two TikTok, Instagram Influencers For Alleged Scheme To Sell Knockoff Designer Goods The Case Against Holding Amazon Liable for Third-Party Merchants’ Sales in its Marketplace (Eric Goldman) Massive, China-state-funded hack hits companies around the world, report says Hackers sponsored by Russia and North Korea are targeting COVID-19 researchers Russian Internet Research Agency […]

News of the Week; November 11, 2020

DIGITAL Amazon’s use of marketplace data breaks competition law, EU charges Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Amazon for the use of non-public independent seller data and opens second investigation into its e-commerce business practices Facebook and Twitter struggle with online fury from Trump supporters Microsoft engineer gets nine years for stealing $10M from […]

News of the Week; November 4, 2020

DIGITAL Facebook Charged Biden a Higher Price Than Trump for Campaign Ads: In swing states, Biden paid average ad rates of $34 compared with Trump’s average of $17 in July and August The Trump Camp Has Bought YouTube’s Masthead Ad 20 Times This Election—Including On Election Day What Twitter Did After Trump Said Democrats Are Trying to […]

News of the Week; October 28, 2020

DIGITAL Facebook Seeks Shutdown of NYU Research Project Into Political Ad Targeting: In letter this month, Facebook says the project violates provisions in its terms of service that prohibit bulk data collection No Robots, Spiders, or Scrapers: Legal and Ethical Regulation of Data Collection Methods in Social Media Terms of Service (Casey Fiesler, Nathan Beard, […]

News of the Week; October 21, 2020

DIGITAL Justice Dept. files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google What we know about the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google so far Bill Barr’s Google ‘Antitrust Inquiry’ Is A Weaponized Farce Trademark Genericide And One Big Way The DOJ Admits That Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Is Utter Garbage Supporters Of Using Antitrust Against Big Tech […]

News of the Week; October 14, 2020

DIGITAL Facebook and the Group That Planned to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer: Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else. Facebook Doesn’t Have a Duty to Prevent a Murder–Godwin v. Facebook (Eric  Goldman) Twitter, Facebook face blowback after stopping circulation of NY Post story Court Says Twitter Must Unmask […]