In addition to affording me two days together with my fellow pixel-stained wretches of the Online News Association, this week had me writing and speaking at the following places.
10/11/2021: Why Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites are beaming data by laser, Fast Company
This story is a belated result of my brief attendance at the Satellite 2021 conference last month.
10/13/2021: Twitter Has Some Ideas on How Congress Should Overhaul Social Media, PCMag
Twitter posted a short list of principles it wants to see inform any rewrite of laws governing social-media networks, and I had to read part of it as a subtweet of Facebook’s ongoing campaign for “updated Internet regulations.”
10/13/2021: Facebook blacklist, Al Araby
This Arabic-language news network had me on, overdubbed live, to discuss Sam Biddle’s reporting in The Intercept about an extensive list of “dangerous” individuals and organizations.
10/13/2021: S01 E13 – SmartTechCheck PodcastS01 E13, Mark Vena
I was on this industry analyst’s podcast once again; my contribution to the discussion was to note the amazingly low-key arrival of Windows 11.
10/14/2021: Lawmakers Want to Hold Social Networks Responsible for ‘Malicious Algorithms’, PCMag
I wrote up a brief bill that would make yet another revision to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, in this case lifting that law’s limited immunity for social forums if their algorithms amplify content that contributes to “physical or severe emotional injury.”