I much enjoyed not going any farther than a neighborhood friend’s house for the Fourth of July; if you traveled further for the holiday, I hope the trip did not involve any unwanted bonus airport time.
7/5/2022: Sweeping EU Bills May Require Major Changes at US Tech Firms, PCMag
Writing this post took longer than I expected because digesting the text of the European Union’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act took longer than I expected.
7/6/2022: This Virginia county is trying to use blockchain-like tech to store land titles, Fast Company
I started working on this story months ago–after learning about Wise County’s project from a story by Cardinal News, a local non-profit covering southwest Virginia–but didn’t get all the quotes I needed until hearing one expert talk at Collision and meeting another at that conference in Toronto a few weeks ago.
7/7/2022: S02 E28 – SmartTechCheck Podcast, Mark Vena
I joined my usual podcast partners for the first time in a few weeks to discuss TikTok privacy concerns, Netflix’s recent headwinds, and more. If you watch the video version of the podcast, you can see me sporting a Washington Apple Pi shirt.
7/8/2022: FCC Goes After Voice Providers Enabling 8 Billion Auto-Warranty Robocalls, PCMag
Just like you, the members of Federal Communications Commission are sick of people trying to reach them concerning their cars’ extended warranties.
7/9/2022: Elon Musk tries to back out of buying Twitter, Al Jazeera
The Arabic-language news network had me on in overdubbed form to talk about the billionaire’s belated buyer’s remorse.