We couldn’t resist. This week’s topic is of course President-elect Trump and what his election could mean for All Things Cyber. It features noted cybercommentator Paul Rosenzweig and Daily Beast reporter Shane Harris.
In the news, we’re reminded of the old Wall Street saying that bulls and bears can both make money in the market but pigs eventually get slaughtered. The same goes for the pigheaded, as the FTC has learned. Whatever modest satisfaction the FTC got from denying a stay of its order against LabMD surely evaporated when it forced the Eleventh Circuit to make an early call on the stay. The result: the court of appeals practically overrides the FTC decision on the motion. Or was the Commission just trying to make sure the proposed television series about LabMD had an ample supply of villains? If so, way to go, guys!
Katie Cassel announces her imminent retirement from the podcast. She also explains the DMCA’s new exemption for security researchers.
This is getting ugly: Yahoo now says that some of its employees knew about its massive data breach in 2014 – two years before it was disclosed. Why the delay? Yahoo says it’s investigating – and that it can’t be sure Verizon will follow through on the deal to buy the company.
Russia is getting ready to put some teeth in its data localization law. LinkedIn looks like the sacrificial goat, Maury Shenk tells us, and that’s just the camel’s nose under the tent.
How can section 230 immunity provide protection against one claim but not another based on the same facts? Katie makes it sound almost reasonable. Boy, are we going to miss her.
The Germans have revived an investigation of Facebook for not blocking Germany’s idea of hate speech, which probably includes hats that say “Make America Great Again.” Oh, this is going to be a fun four years.
Speaking of which, I wonder if the GRU woke up with the same hangover as the rest of the United States, suddenly realizing that they had no freaking clue what policies a Trump administration would follow. That would explain the rash of phishing attacks on Washington think tanks.