Social Media Section 230 Law: No One is Happy

What is Section 230?

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gave social media giants like Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., Google, and YouTube broad immunity for the content they publish from users on their sites.

The law dates back to 1996 when no one could foresee the power of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

No One is Happy

The Wall Street Journal reports Social Media’s Liability Shield Is Under Assault

Democrats say the immunity has allowed companies to ignore false and dangerous information spreading online, since the companies generally aren’t liable for harmful content.

Republicans focus their ire on another aspect of Section 230, which says companies broadly aren’t liable for taking down content they deem objectionable. President Trump and others contend liberal-leaning tech companies have used that provision to block conservative views.

It may make sense for there to be liability for some of the

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Audit found ‘significant risks’ in Baltimore County schools’ computer network

State auditors found “significant risks” within Baltimore County public schools’ computer network, according to a report released Tuesday, the day before a ransomware attack shut down the school system.



a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Jim Corns, Baltimore County Schools' Executive Director of Information Technology, speaks at a press conference to update the public on Wednesday's ransomware attack, as the school system's board chair Kathleen Causey looks on from the side. 11-25-2020


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Jim Corns, Baltimore County Schools’ Executive Director of Information Technology, speaks at a press conference to update the public on Wednesday’s ransomware attack, as the school system’s board chair Kathleen Causey looks on from the side. 11-25-2020

The network was not adequately secured, and sensitive personal information was not properly safeguarded, among other issues, the Office of Legislative Audits found.

County police are investigating the attack, which school IT personnel say they identified late Tuesday night. They’ve declined to release details of the probe. It’s unclear what role the weaknesses described in the audit may have played in the ransomware incident.

The cyber attack has halted school for 115,000 students, with no timeline

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Global Cloud Backup & Recovery Software Market Analysis By Size, Segments, Applications, Types, Competitors, Demographics And Forecast To 2026

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Nov 26, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Cloud Backup and Recovery Software Market” report provides a detailed evaluation of the market by highlighting information on different aspects which include drivers, restraints, opportunities, threats, and global markets including progress trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions expansion status.This report is comprehensive numerical analyses of the Cloud Backup and Recovery Software industry and provides data for making strategies to increase the market growth and success. The Report also estimates the market size, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share, cost structure and growth rate for decision making.

Global Cloud Backup and Recovery SoftwareMarket is growing due to growing requirements for quality inspection and surge in demand. It also provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics and provides healthy CAGR during the period 2026 and calculate the market size,Cloud Backup and

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Amazon spends $500m on bonuses for Christmas staff



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Amazon is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on bonuses for Christmas staff after sales at the online giant soared during the pandemic.

Full-time warehouse workers in the UK and the US will receive £300 or $300, with £150 or $150 for part-time staff.

The money will be given to those employed between 1 and 31 December.

The firm, run by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, praised staff for “serving customers’ essential needs” during the pandemic.

In a blog post, Dave Clark, senior vice president of Amazon Worldwide Operations, wrote: “I’m grateful to our teams who continue to play a vital role serving their communities.

“As we head into the peak of the holiday season, we want to share our appreciation through another special recognition bonus, totalling more than $500 million for our front-line employees.”

The firm has come under intense scrutiny for working practices in

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TikTok owner gets another week to sell its US business

TikTok’s deadline to finalize a US buyer has been extended for the second time in less than a month.



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The Trump administration on Wednesday gave the short-form video app’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, until December 4 to conclude a proposed takeover deal by Oracle and Walmart, according to a spokesperson for the Treasury department.

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“The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has granted ByteDance a one-week extension…to allow time to review a revised submission that the Committee recently received,” the spokesperson said.

In an executive order this summer, Trump set November 12 as the hard deadline for ByteDance to divest TikTok, which has more than 100 million users in the United States. But as the deadline came and went, confusion reigned over what consequences might be in store for TikTok. Trump’s executive order did not say that TikTok would be banned if it missed

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Russia wants to ban social media sites discriminating against Russian news outlets

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The Russian government is working on a new law to block foreign social media sites inside Russia’s territory as repercussions for “discriminating” against Russian news outlets operating abroad.

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are specifically mentioned in “explanatory notes” (Word document) accompanying the new draft bill, submitted last week for debate in the Russian Duma (state parliament).

Russian lawmakers say that since April 2020, state authorities had received complaints from editors of Russian news sites that had their social media accounts censored on the aforementioned sites.

“Media outlets such as Russia Today, RIA Novosti, Crimea 24 were censored. In total, about 20 acts of discrimination were recorded,” Russian lawmakers said.

The acts of discrimination referenced in the draft bill’s notes refers to rules introduced at Twitter and Facebook this year, and at YouTube in 2018.

The three sites have been showing special labels on the profiles

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Computer-Aided Drug Discovery Market Growth Rate and Opportunities in 2027

Pune, New York, USA, November 24 2020 (Wiredrelease) Research Dive :According to a study conducted by Research Dive, the global computer-aided drug discovery market forecast size is expected to reach $4,878.5 billion by the end of 2026, registering 15.5% CAGR over the forecast period.

Computer-aided drug design utilizes computational methods to analyze, develop, and discover similar biologically active molecules. The ligand-based computer-aided drug discovery (LB-CADD) method includes the understanding of ligands which are known to interrelate with a targeted disease. These procedures use a set of referral structures that are collected from compounds known to interact with the target of interest and analyze their 2D or 3D structures.

The rising usage of pharmaco dynamics and pharmaco kinetic modelling in pre-clinical advancements is anticipated to drive the computer-aided drug discovery markets growth in the recent years. In addition, the rapid growth in the demand for latest technologies to decrease the cost

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Xbox Live Bug Let Hackers Access Gamertag Email Addresses

A bug in Xbox Live allowed hackers to find any email associated with a registered gamertag. The site used to report bad behavior in the Xbox online community was hiding a vulnerability that allowed hackers to snag user email addresses.

that last week an anonymous hacker reached out to them claiming to be able to find the email attached to any Xbox gamertag. Motherboard verified the hacker’s claims by sending them two gamertags, one of which was created specifically for this testing. Within seconds the hacker sent back the email addresses these tags were registered with. Normally, these email addresses are supposed to be private. Another anonymous hacker told Motherboard that the bug could be found in the . This page is where players can contact the Microsoft team that monitors Xbox’s online communities.

Despite the apparent threat to customer security, Microsoft’s original response to this security breach was not

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