What is the federal authorities doing to get compromised hardware and software out of its supply chain? That’s what we ask Harvey Rishikof, coauthor of “Deliver Uncompromised,” and Joyce Corell, who heads the Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate on the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. There’s absolute confidence the problem is being trendy to a fare-thee-nicely, and some proof it’s additionally being addressed. Listen and decide!
In the News Roundup, Nate Jones and I disagree about the Second Circuit ruling that President Trump can’t block his critics on Twitter. We don’t disagree about that ruling, but I’m a lot greater skeptical than Nate that it will be carried out to that different famous Washington Twitter personality, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
GDPR still sucks, however now it bites, too. Matthew Heiman explains simply how bad the bite was for Marriott and British Airways.
Gus Hurwitz reprises how a lot—or little—we understand about the FTC and Facebook. We won’t recognize a lot, he says, until we answer the query, “Where’s the complaint?”
Talk approximately tough deliver chain issues. Congress banned Chinese surveillance cameras from the federal deliver chain, but that turns out to be plenty distinctive from, you know, virtually removing them.
For a exchange of pace, Gus and I rag at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its petition that the Supreme Court overturn a Fourth Circuit ruling that including “.Com” to a general time period makes it trademarkable. You tell ‘em, USPTO! It’s not like adding “.Com” to a word has the equal creativity and area of expertise as adding “i” in front of “smartphone” or “pod.”
Nate and I spar over whether Section 301 may be used to retaliate against France for its 3% virtual tax.
Matthew tells us that the Trump management isn’t sharing information on categorized cyberattack guidelines with Congress, and after a modicum of mockery, we virtually find ourselves agreeing with Congress’s demand to be briefed on the regulations.
Finally, in short hits, I flag the hypocrisy of individuals who claim to love the idea of privacy until it receives in the manner of boycotting human beings they disagree with and the sudden ways that GDPR has enabled private data breaches on an commercial scale.
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