All of the Cyberlaw You Missed in August – #historical past #conspiracy
Brian and Nick cowl the month’s greatest cryptocurrency coverage story, the imposition of OFAC sanctions on Twister Money. They agree that, whereas the outer limits of sanctions aren’t solely clear, they’re more likely to present that generally the U.S. Code really does trump digital code. Nick factors listeners to his bracing essay, OFAC Round and Discover Out.
Paul Rosenzweig reprises his function because the voice of cause within the debate over location monitoring and Dobbs. (Actually. Paul and I did an hour-long panel on the subject final week. It is out there right here.) I reprise my function as Chief Privateness Skeptic, calling the Dobbs/location fuss an overrated tempest in a teapot.
Brian takes on one facet of the Mudge whistleblower grievance criticizing Twitter’s safety: Twitter’s poor file at retaining overseas spies from infiltrating its workforce and getting extensive entry to its buyer information. Maybe coincidentally, he notes, a former Twitter worker was simply convicted of “spying lite“, proving the corporate is simply nearly as good at nationwide safety safety as it’s at content material moderation.
In the meantime, returning to onshore facets of U.S.-China financial relations, Jordan tells us concerning the survival of high-level authorities issues about TikTok. I notice that, within the years since these issues first surfaced within the Trump period, TikTok’s lobbying efforts have solely grown extra subtle. Talking of which, Klon Kitchen has executed a very good job of highlighting DJI’s more and more subtle lobbying in Washington D.C.
The Cloudflare determination to deplatform Kiwi Farms kicks off a donnybrook, with Paul and Nick on one aspect and me on the opposite. It is a traditional Cyberlaw Podcast debate.
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