TikTok to sue Trump admin over executive order banning app, NPR reports

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/08/tiktok-to-sue-trump-administra.html

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Trump’s order could be seen as an illegal bill of attainder. A law meant to specifically target an individual.

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This admin’s use of “cyber” still drives me up the wall. Can we just kill that word/prefix now?

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cyber-
Industry professionals don’t use this prefix,
but it’s helpful when informing the public,
as in the title of this document. For many
users, “cyber” on its own invokes cybersex,
not hacking. Use sparingly.
https://willusingtheprefixcybermakemelook
likeanidiot.com/
Related: cybersecurity

https://www.bishopfox.com/cybersecurity-style-guide/

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By coincidence, the Trump Administration’s lawyers are trying to thwart a Chinese telecom company’s challenge to a federal law that the company calls a “bill of attainder,” while personal lawyers for President Trump are expected to be making a similar challenge in a separate case to a measure that shortly will become a state law in New York.

The Chinese firm Huawei is challenging a new federal law seeking to thwart suspected Chinese government manipulation of software used by federal agencies, while President Trump’s personal team seems poised to challenge a just-passed state law affecting disclosure of his personal and business tax records.

and suggests Nixon v.Administrator of General Services as the controlling law.

edit:

This CRS note Huawei v. United States: The Bill of Attainder Clause and Huawei’s Lawsuit Against the United States promises to be more on point.

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“Cyber” always sounds odd to me, but I hear it come up often in military and government contexts and almost zero outside.

Doing some sloppy sleuthing Google has a ton of hits for .gov and .mil domains. Google Trends (omitting “Cyber Monday”) has the most hits from Maryland and DC. California is ranked 19th and for other Internet/tech terms it’s in the top 3.

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From 1948, Cybernetics, or control and communcication in the animal and the machine by Norbert Weiner.

but Cyberpunk (as a genre of SF) probably popularized the term.

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That reminds me, is Rudy still in charge of cybersecurity?

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I predict TikTok will succeed. The courts won’t be able to pretend this has anything to do at all with the public interest, and everything to do with spite and animus because the president is a petulant, vindictive child still stinging from getting pranked over the Tulsa affair.

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dRumpf hasn’t done anything to protect the American people from anything, public health and safety in particular.

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Whoever wins; the lawyers will get paid.

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