Bits and Bytes

Bits and Bytes

By Paul Rosenzweig
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM

FTC v. Wyndham.  The Third Circuit heard oral argument the other day in this long-running case that will test whether or not the FTC can use its "unfair" business practices authority to sanction companies that allegedly take inadequate cybersecurity measures.  If the FTC loses, I predict the FCC will fill the void .... Stay tuned.

European perspective on the American ICANN/IANA decision.  "Officials attempting to reach a deal over the reform of Internet governance have told EurActiv that delays and the “weaponisation” of the issue in the current US political climate are threatening to ignite an international dispute."

Silicon Valley culture and the Military.  "In the fight to defend cyberspace from its enemies, the US military is rushing to hire as many skilled hackers as it can. But no one is really sure how to get the two cultures to coexist.  Although the feds have implied they’re willing to loosen up some of their policies so that weed-smoking, basement-dwelling hacker stereotypes can work for government agencies, there are still some significant hurdles preventing the two industries from working together in earnest."