Mr. Chew goes to Washington; the battle for TikToks existence
TikTok, the short-form video app, has become a major target of scrutiny for US politicians and regulators due to its Chinese ownership and concerns about data privacy and national security. While TikTok has attempted to address these concerns by working with US agencies and implementing new data controls, many lawmakers remain skeptical that a Chinese-owned app can operate independently of government influence. At the same time, there are broader concerns about the role of social media companies in society, particularly with respect to balancing their pursuit of profit with the well-being of their users. As the US government considers potential regulatory actions, it remains unclear how best to address these complex issues.
The RESTRICT Act: What it is and What it Means for National Security and Technology
In recent years, the United States has become increasingly concerned about the national security implications of foreign technology companies, particularly those with ties to adversarial nations like China and Russia. As a result, there has been a push in Congress … Continued
What Investors and Regulators Can Learn from Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was closed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) citing inadequate liquidity and insolvency. DFPI determined that SVB was no longer able to operate safely and soundly and placed the bank under conservatorship … Continued
Secure, Resilient, and Values-Aligned: The Vision for the US Digital Ecosystem
Administration’s National Cybersecurity Strategy to secure a safe and secure digital ecosystem for Americans. Learn how the government and businesses can work together to combat cyber threats and protect critical infrastructure.
Live Event Broadcast – State of the Industry
Live events are sensory experiences. When combined with a fan’s emotional attachment to a player or team, the two combine to open the way to engage, engulf, engross, excite, and enchant the fan to new extremes in entertainment. Sights and … Continued
The Case for Free User Verification on Social Media Platforms
User verification services on social media platforms should be free and encouraged by the platforms. In the past several months, verification on social media has recently become a hot topic with some platforms charging users for the verification. This … Continued
Exploring the Role of National Pride in War and EMP Threats
While listening to a podcast the other day, I overheard three statements that caught my attention. The first was that World War I started because no one wanted to lose face. The second statement was that recent events between the … Continued
Why the MAYA Principle Matters: Lessons from Raymond Loewy
Have you ever wondered why we like what we like? Why do some designs, products, and ideas become wildly popular while others fall flat? According to industrial designer Raymond Loewy, it all comes down to a simple principle: MAYA, or … Continued
Super Bowl LVII: A Championship of Football and Commercials Awaits
The countdown to Super Bowl LVII is officially on! Excitement is building as fans gear up for what promises to be an unforgettable showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. The game will take place at State … Continued
ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
ChatGPT has become a common topic around both technology and social circles. It’s one of those topics that jumped from neat tech toy to the new hot topic everyone is talking about, whether they understand it or not. ChatGPT has taken natural language AI and made it mainstream.