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WH’s AI EO is BS

WH’s AI EO is BS An executive order was just issued from the White House regarding “the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Government.” Leaving aside the meritless presumption of the government’s own trustworthiness and that it is the software that has trust issues, the order is almost entirely hot air. The […]

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Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims

Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims Chris Krebs, one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired. Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its founding in November 2018 until he was removed […]

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Second U.S. Presidential debate will be done remotely via live-streamed video

Second U.S. Presidential debate will be done remotely via live-streamed video The next U.S. Presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic candidate and former VP Joe Biden will be done remotely, the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced today. This follows an intense news cycle that came immediately after the first […]

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CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding […]

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President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report […]

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FCC invites public comment on Trump’s attempt to nerf Section 230

FCC invites public comment on Trump’s attempt to nerf Section 230 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has decided to ask the public for its thoughts on an attempt initiated in Trump in May to water down certain protections that arguably led to the creation of the modern internet economy. The nakedly retaliatory order […]

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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working on an effective “ban” of the app in the […]

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FCC Commissioner disparages Trump’s social media order: ‘The decision is ours alone’

FCC Commissioner disparages Trump’s social media order: ‘The decision is ours alone’ FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks has examined the President’s Executive Order that attempts to spur the FCC into action against social media companies and found it wanting. “There are good reasons for the FCC to stay out of this debate,” he […]

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Trump’s executive order attacking social media companies faces its first legal challenge

Trump’s executive order attacking social media companies faces its first legal challenge An executive order from the White House targeting Twitter for moderating one of the president’s posts is being challenged in a new lawsuit from a digital rights group. The president signed the order last week after Twitter added a fact-checking […]

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Join us June 3 for a contact tracing and exposure notification app development and deployment forum

Join us June 3 for a contact tracing and exposure notification app development and deployment forum Exposure notification and contact tracing are two related but distinct measures many public health authorities are either considering or already implementing. Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means […]

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