Barr’s Redaction Process, cont’d

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Attorney General William Barr testified at length last week, in the House and the Senate, about his ongoing process of redacting the Mueller Report in anticipation of sharing it with Congress and the public this Thursday.  There was nothing especially new or groundbreaking in those parts of his testimony.  Barr did, however, say one thing […]

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Data Collection Standards in Privacy Legislation: Proposed Language

A standard on collection should be rooted in recognized principles on collection of personal information and add some general guideposts to inform the application of the principles in the infinitely …

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Australia’s New Social Media Law Is a Mess

The post-Christchurch law creates new offenses and liability, including imprisonment and huge fines for failing to take down violent content. But it is riddled with ambiguities.

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Real Problems with ‘Fake News’

Bottom Line Up Front In India, the world’s largest democracy, politics continue to be disrupted by ‘fake news’ and deliberate disinformation campaigns targeting the nation’s elections. ‘WhatsApp’ is used by more than 200 million Indians and plays a central role in the spread of false news while also feeding hyper-nationalistic rhetoric. Because WhatsApp messaging … Continue reading “Real Problems with ‘Fake News’”

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Influencers are flocking to a surprising new kind of social media

350+ influencers with a collective audience of 3.5 billion people are flocking to a platform called Escapex, which gives them their own apps. It’s part of the next wave of social media focused on smaller, more private groups.

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Reporters Committee secures FOIA win in case to uncover details on FBI impersonation of documentary filmmakers

Q&A: What the Reporters Committee’s recent FOIA win means for the public and journalists The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled the Federal Bureau of Investigation must …

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How to Deal with Increasingly Complex Safety-Critical Technologies

The authors analyze the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the recent back-to-back crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets and make policy recommendations for the regulation of increasingly complex technologies.

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Huawei and Managing 5G Risk

It’s worth inserting some technical realities into the debate over whether the United States and its allies should or shouldn’t allow acquisition of Huawei 5G technology for use in communications …

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NIST’s Ron Ross on the state of cyber: ‘We literally are hemorrhaging critical information’

And throwing money at the problem won’t help, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s fellow said during an interview at the RSA Federal Summit.

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