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Simply put, we have been right all along, and we now have the conflicting circuit court precedent to prove it. The Supreme Court needs to consider the Fourth Circuit’s arguments and address this split between circuits.

Do we let Big Tech have access to our private communications and free email accounts because it’s so easy? Once you’ve said yes — and who among us has not? — it’s not a stretch to think that Big Data already has almost all your information, so why get picky at the next juncture?

Internet infrastructure services—the heart of a secure and resilient internet where free speech and expression flows—should continue to focus their energy on making the web an essential resource for users and, with rare exceptions, avoid content policing.

Then Elon announced Apple, the most powerful company in the world, threatened to remove Twitter from the app store.

A California judge has cleared the way for a potentially massive class-action lawsuit against Google, which stands accused – again – of anticompetitive practices surrounding its Play store.

There is a growing trend in American culture of what the literary theorist Peter Brooks calls “storification.”

Targeted advertising’s days may be numbered. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that the European Data Protection Board has ruled that Meta cannot continue targeting ads based on user’s online activity without affirmative, opt-in consent.

The Council of the European Union this week adopted new language for regulations governing internet systems that may put the security of your browser at greater risk.

Since the dawn of digital marketing, people have been asked to provide their personal information in exchange for information online. This “information swap” is still a common digital tactic.