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Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is revising his proposal for new network neutrality rules. Read more » about Evaluating the Chairman’s Revised Net Neutrality Proposal
Over at Just Security I have an analysis of the USA Freedom Act as changed by a recent Manager's Amendment. Basically, I conclude that the Manager's Amendment fails to prohibit "back door searches" for US person information caught up in the NSA dragnet, which was supposedly one of the mail goals of the original bill. Read more » about Manager’s Amendment Puts Back Door Searches Back In USA Freedom Act
The proliferation of internet company transparency reports is a great step forward, but the mish-mash of templates and data make it hard to make sense of all the statistics. What we really need is an industry-wide transparency report. So here's my hacked version. Read more » about International data privacy - what we need is an industry transparency report
On April 23, 2014, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff enacted the country’s long awaited Internet Bill of Rights, locally known as “Marco Civil da Internet”.
First introduced to the legislature in 2011, the bill was finally approved by Congress and submitted to the Senate in late March this year, after long public debate and several failed attempts of having it voted through the Congressional House. Read more » about Brazil Leads the Efforts in Internet Governance with its Recently Enacted "Marco Civil da Internet". What’s in it for Intermediary Liability?
Spring is here. The flowers are in bloom, the days are longer, and Congress queues up for another legislative proposal to 'address' cybersecurity in the United States. Yes -- springtime is CISPA-time.
Last year, on April 18, 2013, I discussed the "Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act" (CISPA) as it moved through the US House. (And thankfully failed.) Read more » about Springtime for CISPA
Yesterday afternoon, the White House put out a statement describing its view of vulnerability disclosure: the contentious issue of whether and when government agencies should disclose their knowledge of computer vulnerabilities. Over at Just Security, I highlight some parts of the announcement for further thought. Read more » about White House Makes Reassuring Noises On 0-Day Policy
Over at Just Security, I have a new piece on the Washington Post's interesting story about the increasingly aggressive role some federal magistrate judges are playing in policing criminal investigations involving digital media. Read more » about Let The Sun Shine In: WaPo and the Magistrates' Revolt
Wednesday's press reports of the new network neutrality rules proposed by FCC Chairman Wheeler have been met with anger and confusion. According to the Wall Street Journal, "[r]egulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. […] [T]he proposal would […] allow providers to give preferential treatment to traffic from some content providers, as long as such arrangements are available on 'commercially reasonable' terms for all interested content companies. Whether the terms are commercially reasonable would be decided by the FCC on a case-by-case basis." Read more » about The FCC changed course on network neutrality. Here is why you should care.