CLBR #260: IA’s Ari Giovenco on Digital Trade Under Trump

Internet Association’s Ari Giovenco on Digital Trade Under Trump Digital Trade 2017 Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Signed February 4, 2016. Parties: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States (until 23 January 2017) and Vietnam. US withdrew January 13, 2017 Resources: Transpacific Partnership (TPP): Background Materials – Cyber Report (Apr.…

Trump Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 11th President Trump signed an Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  The Executive Order was announced and explained by Tom Bossert, President Trump’s homeland security adviser  (see below).   1. The EO Calls for Modernizing Federal IT in Shared Systems Using the Cloud This is an important…

162 Tech Companies Urge Court to Block Trump Travel Ban

Over 160 tech companies, including Airbnb, Amazon, Adobe, Automattic Inc, Box, Cloudflare, Dropbox, eBay, EA Inc, Etsy, Evernote, Facebook, GitHub, Google, GoPro, HP, Imgur, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Lyft, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, Patreon, PayPal, Pinterest, Quora, Reddit, Shutterstock, Spotify, Tumblr, Wikimedia Foundation, Upwork, Yahoo, Yelp and Zinga, have filed an amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit…

CLBR #253: Heidi Beirich, SPLC and Hate in the USA

SPLC’S Heidi Beirich on the State of Hate in the USA Heidi Beirich – Southern Poverty Law Center Heidi Beirich leads the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, “one of the most respected anti-terror organizations in the world,” according to the National Review. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate…