Tech Leaders Object to DHS Proposal to Collect Social Media Passwords of Travelers

A coalition led by the Center for Democracy and Technology has stepped forward to oppose a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to require that non-citizens provide their social media passwords when entering the country . The Letter The undersigned coalition of human rights and civil liberties organizations, trade associations, and experts in security,…

The Death of Net Neutrality – Part 2

Earlier we reported how new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai had shut down ongoing investigation into wireless carriers’ free-data offerings as violating the FCC’s net neutrality rules. This week Pai chaired his first FCC meeting and one of the agenda items involves the “Transparency Rule” stemming from the net neutrality rules. The FCC’s Open Internet Transparency…

Court Blocks California’s IMDb Age Law

Yesterday, a Washington state federal judge enjoin enforcement of California’s AB 1687, which restricted certain entertainment websites from reporting an actor’s or actresses’ birth details without their consent.  The statute attempted to reverse the decision from Hoang v. Amazon. Round 1: Hoang v. Amazon and IMDb In 2011, actress Junie Hoang sued IMDb, a wholly-owned…

Silicon Beach Unites in Opposition to Muslim Travel Ban

More than 300 Silicon Beach business leaders have signed a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind his controversial executive order temporarily barring entry to travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries. The letter was initiated by a group of female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles including VCs Dana Settle, co-founder and partner at Greycroft Partners,…