Episode 274 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with a story that has wide ramifications if it goes ahead. The EU has finalized plans for its DMA, or Digital Markets Act, which would open up things such as app stores and messenger apps to third-parties – in effect, it would enable users (eventually) to install app stores from competing services on their devices. However, how it will work in practice is anybody’s guess right now.
From there, the team talk about a recent story around cryptocurrency and Matt Damon – hint folks: don’t take financial advice from actors. From there, the discussion moves to news around a Chinese propaganda service, allegedly being run inside the U.S. in an attempt to disrupt the midterm elections. To wrap up, the team talk about news that the Biden administration has issued new cybersecurity requirements for rail operators in an attempt to shore up cybersecurity in critical industries.
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- New EU law could open up messaging and app buying
- Here’s How Much Money You’ve Lost If You Took Matt Damon’s Crypto Advice One Year Ago
- Chinese influence operation seeks to sow political discord, ‘aggressively’ targets U.S. midterms
- Biden administration issues new cybersecurity requirements for rail operators