CA Senate Halts Social Media Addiction Bill

On Thursday, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee halted Assembly Bill 2408 – a bill holding social media services liable for “addicting” teenagers – effectively ending its movement through the legislative process.  While well intentioned, the bill excluded some forms of digital content including video games and included loopholes for smaller social media platforms that… Continue reading CA Senate Halts Social Media Addiction Bill

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FTC Kicks Off Privacy Rulemaking

On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for potential new rules on digital privacy and data use. The FTC’s rulemaking will focus on limiting privacy abuses, protecting kids, combatting unlawful discrimination in algorithms, and curbing lax security practices. “Poll after poll shows that consumers’ top tech concern is privacy… Continue reading FTC Kicks Off Privacy Rulemaking

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Biden Signs CHIPS Act into Law

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, bipartisan legislation that invests more than $52 billion in semiconductor research and production and authorizes another $200 billion over the next ten years to boost U.S. scientific research. The legislation addresses a global chip shortage that has left U.S. manufacturers struggling to… Continue reading Biden Signs CHIPS Act into Law

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Tech Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action

On Monday, Chamber of Progress joined nearly 70 major U.S. corporations, including more than a dozen leading tech companies, in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of race-conscious admissions programs being challenged at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The brief argues that a diverse pipeline of graduates in STEM… Continue reading Tech Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action

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FTC Sues Meta to Block VR Acquisition

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a lawsuit seeking to block Meta’s acquisition of virtual reality fitness company Within. The case relies on an extremely narrow market definition of “VR Dedicated Fitness Apps” that overlooks the reality of competition between platforms. The lawsuit ignores that VR competes against other platforms, including Xbox and… Continue reading FTC Sues Meta to Block VR Acquisition