The Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act was introduced Thursday by a group of key senators on the Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust: the ranking member and chair, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as well as Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. If passed, the bipartisan bill would force Google to break up its ad business. Continue Reading →

Texas v. The Internet

HB 20, a new Texas law, prohibits social media platforms with more than 50 million users in the U.S. from moderating content on the basis of “viewpoint.” It creates a catastrophic new liability for tech platforms serving Texas, which the law says cannot be excluded from service. This is headed for SCOTUS. Continue Reading →
The White House would like to get to the bottom of this whole "is cryptocurrency going to destroy the climate or not" thing. The Office of Science and Technology Policy announced it's putting together a report that assesses whether digital assets “impede or advance efforts to tackle climate change” and makes moves toward a “clean and reliable electricity grid.” Continue Reading →

Crypto Lobbying is Booming

According to Bloomberg, "In the first three quarters of 2021, about a third of contributions to Wyoming Republican Cynthia Lummis’s campaign committee came from crypto executives or investors." Continue Reading →

Why Can’t We Vote Online?

We can use our phones to bank, shop, and even validate our vaccine status on our phones... so why can't we vote with our phones? Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Dan Bowens about the benefits of letting people vote by phone -- and the perceived drawbacks. Continue Reading →
I have often said, "Technology is neither good nor bad; that distinction is for people." Most of the exceptions to this statement are technologies specifically designed to cause harm. Is the robotic sniper dog good or bad? Continue Reading →