June 23, 2020

Technology Policy Updates

@NCSCgov: Russian disinformation operation relied on forgeries, fake posts on 300 platforms, new report says https://t.co/HmvCpInIpc[…]

@Techmeme: Sen. Josh Hawley announces a bill targeting Section 230, letting consumers sue platforms with 30M+ US MAUs over alleged censorship of political speech and more (@margarethmcgill / Axios) https://t.co/MmSFMBShso https://t.co/B0TjSoPP5M[…]

@TheJusticeDept: Justice Department Issues Recommendations for Section 230 Reform https://t.co/GM5D28usXR[…]

@Techmeme: DOJ proposes Congress adopt new legislation adding conditions to Section 230 protections, opening up Facebook, Google, Twitter, others to additional liability (@margarethmcgill / Axios) https://t.co/Wom0SDCZ7K https://t.co/S19DX8irWn[…]

@InternetAssn: IA's statement on recently introduced legislation that would amend #Section230: https://t.co/GuGBpJY6t3[…]

@verge: Justice Department asks Congress for a sharp cut to websites’ legal protections https://t.co/dveQ16j9x8 https://t.co/mtDA4k0wtk[…]

@appleinsider: Proposed reforms suggested by the Department of Justice on Wednesday seek to fine-tune and limit Section 230 immunity for online platforms who do not remove malicious content from their websites. https://t.co/XnPQMFXyzf https://t.co/fFdnQ8jyaK[…]

@Twitter: You can Tweet a Tweet. But now you can Tweet your voice! Rolling out today on iOS, you can now record and Tweet with audio. https://t.co/jezRmh1dkD[…]

• Senate Republicans, DOJ target #Section230
Facial recognition under the spotlight
https://t.co/aFh5tMRNyT via @HilliconValley — […]

@FreeBeacon: The country’s largest social media companies are allowing the Chinese Communist Party to disseminate propaganda to American audiences with little oversight or warning. via @Kredo0 https://t.co/vebrpzkgyf[…]

@FreeBeacon: Investigators with the House Foreign Affairs Committee have been pressing Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to deplatform Chinese Communist Party officials and news outlets for disseminating propaganda. Via @Kredo0 https://t.co/vebrpz2FGH[…]

@The_IAP: Washington's rush to end Section 230's liability shield - Axios https://t.co/Ht9JU9lP8O[…]

@verge: Apple’s App Store fees are "highway robbery," says House Antitrust Committee chair https://t.co/BHVPwFkM1l https://t.co/Iut2mvvqMS[…]

@IndoPac_Info: #India successfully thwarts Distributed Denial of Service attacks by #China China has opened another front of attacks with Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks on #Indian information websites, financial payment systems and Intelligence Bureau https://t.co/mLihBFLtjH[…]

@CCHFreedom: Telemedicine App Breach Allowed Outsiders to Watch | Listen to Today's HFM audio on CCHF's Homepage: https://t.co/iC1CyqOZVS https://t.co/capbR1Nkf6[…]

@AP: BREAKING: Australia's prime minister says the country is under an increasing cyberattack from a "sophisticated state-based" actor. https://t.co/yjFs4Us35l[…]

Juneteenth across the tech world
Digital services tax feud hits a fever pitch — One-on-one with Microsoft President Brad Smith
Morning Tech, June 19, 2020 at 10:00AM

Permanent telehealth changes on the horizon
Bumpy road ahead for Google-Fitbit merger — Another twist in U.K.’s contact tracing saga
Morning eHealth, June 19, 2020 at 10:00AM

French court upholds ruling fining Google $56 million for data protection violations
The highest administrative court in France on Friday upheld a previous ruling ordering Google to pay a fine of around $56 million for not being transparent about Android data privacy practices. The French Council of State ruled that Google had...
The Hill: Technology Policy, June 19, 2020 at 04:25PM

Apple closes stores in states with spikes in coronavirus cases
Apple is closing 11 stores across the United States in areas where coronavirus cases are beginning to spike again.The company announced Friday that it will shutter the stores in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina that had recently...
The Hill: Technology Policy, June 19, 2020 at 05:17PM

Hillicon Valley: Australia under cyberattack
The Hill: Technology Policy, June 19, 2020 at 05:38PM

The @HawleyMO bill to modify #Section230 #CDA230: #S3983: A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide accountability for bad actors who abuse the Good Samaritan protections provided under that Act, and for other purposes. https://t.co/XBVTm2Vk93[…]

@Techmeme: Proposals by Sen. Hawley and the DOJ to amend Section 230 protections would violate the First Amendment and bury tech platforms in legal cost and liability risk (@aaron_d_mackey / Electronic Frontier Foundation) https://t.co/zo3qHCabvz https://t.co/XnE2t9eN2a[…]

@EFF: Both AG Burr and Sen. Hawley have proposed changes to Section 230 that would create new legal regimes that allow public officials or private individuals to bury platforms in litigation simply because they do not like how those platforms operate. https://t.co/978zkVYx49[…]

@postpolitics: The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy experts say many coronavirus apps aren’t doing enough to safeguard users’ information https://t.co/LHU0X0qlWA[…]

Barr on antitrust to curb censorship
AT&T pushes for broadband reforms
Morning Tech, June 22, 2020 at 10:00AM

Democrats ramp up corona oversight
Tracing tactics — Value-based pricing rule
Morning eHealth, June 22, 2020 at 10:00AM

Hillicon Valley: Top EU officials call out China for hospital cyberattacks
The Hill: Technology Policy, June 22, 2020 at 06:33PM

Apple's developer dispute draws lawmaker scrutiny of App Store
Apple’s App Store is coming under increasing antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, regulators and competitors for its treatment of third-party developers. Much of the focus is on the fees Apple charges developers and the tech giant’s ability to torpedo...
The Hill: Technology Policy, June 22, 2020 at 08:05PM

Google to start fact-checking images
Google will start fact-checking images on its platform, building on the fact-checking already implemented on the search engine’s "search" and "news" features, the company announced Monday. When users search on Google Images they may start...
The Hill: Technology Policy, June 22, 2020 at 08:10PM

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