June 25, 2024


The Legal System

Dana Milbank

Chip Wars

David Kris opens this episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast by laying out some of the large disruption that the Biden Administration has kicked off in China’s semiconductor industry – and among its Western suppliers. The reverberations of the administration’s new steps will be felt for decades, and the Chinese government’s response, not to point out the final consequences, stays uncertain.

Richard Stiennon, our marketplace analyst, provides us an overview of the cybersecurity current market, wherever tech and cyber companies have taken a beating but cybersecurity startups go on to obtain funding.

Mark MacCarthy critiques the industry from the viewpoint of the trustbusters. Google is struggling with what appears to be like a significant adtech system challenge from quite a few directions – the EU, the Justice Department, and numerous states. Facebook, meanwhile, is fortunate to be a goal of the Federal Trade Commission, which instead embarrassingly had to withdraw promises that Facebook’s acquisition of Inside of would take out an actual (as opposed to a hypothetical) competitor from the industry. No one particular would seem to have challenged Google’s acquisition of Mandiant, in the meantime. Richard suspects that is due to the fact Google is not very likely to do everything a great deal with the firm.

David walks us by the new White Property national safety approach – and puts it in historic context.

Mark and I cross swords above PayPal’s resolve to acquire my revenue for indicating things Paypal doesn’t like. Visa and Mastercard are fewer upfront about their willingness to boycott businesses they think about further than the pale, but all funds transfer providers have rules of this form, he claims. We end up agreeing that transparency, the evaluate usually advised for platform speech suppression, would make feeling for Paypal and its ilk, particularly considering the fact that they are now issue to comprehensive government regulation.

Richard and I dive into the sector for identification safety. It truly is sizzling, thanks to zero belief computing. Thoma Bravo is foremost a rollup of identification firms. I predict safety difficulties forward for the merged portfolio.

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