The Best Way for Florida to ‘Take on Big Tech’ Is to Keep Welcoming the Crypto Community

Platform censorship results from centralized design. Cryptocurrency techies are building decentralized alternatives. If you want to build cryptocurrency applications, there are few better places to be than Miami these days. Set aside the great weather and established financial industry for a moment. By moving to Florida, fintech firms can not only enjoy [...]

By |2021-02-23T12:52:32-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Best Way for Florida to ‘Take on Big Tech’ Is to Keep Welcoming the Crypto Community

Why WallStreetBets and Bitcoiners Got So Excited About GameStop

Some of them like the stock, but all of them think our financial system is broken How perfect is it that GameStop of all things is what is revealing the cracks in our capital markets to the masses? Many of us found ourselves fielding confused communiqués from loved ones about just why [...]

By |2021-02-09T12:17:57-04:00February 9th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why WallStreetBets and Bitcoiners Got So Excited About GameStop

Money Is Social Media

As I was gathering my notes to review New Money: How Payment Became Social Media in a Google Doc, I was distracted by a ping from my connected Gmail account. Apparently, my Chase Freedom Unlimited card had not yet been upgraded to contactless technology—just wave your card over the terminal, no need [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:58:17-04:00December 24th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Money Is Social Media

The Massive SolarWinds Hack Won’t Stop the Feds from Wanting All Your Data

Governments often tell their subjects that they must submit to surveillance programs to stay safe. Whether the boogeyman is terrorism, hate, or even health, government snooping on private data often violates our rights to privacy. But surveillance programs are unsafe on their own. Securing major sets of sensitive personal data [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:58:27-04:00December 22nd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on The Massive SolarWinds Hack Won’t Stop the Feds from Wanting All Your Data

STATEMENT RELEASE: Nathan Simington Confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission

STATEMENT RELEASE: Nathan Simington Confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission Statement from The James Madison Institute on Nathan Simington’s Confirmation to the Federal Communications Commission: We would like to congratulate Nathan Simington on his recent confirmation as the newest FCC Commissioner. We look forward to working with Commissioner Simington to [...]

By |2020-12-09T11:16:13-04:00December 9th, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: Nathan Simington Confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission

2021 Policy Priorities

Click here to read the 2021 Policy Priorities PDF.  2021 JMI Policy Priorities Back on Track It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that “nobody saw 2020 coming.” In a year in which the impeachment of the President of the United States (in an election year) was not even in [...]

By |2020-12-02T12:04:27-04:00December 7th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2021 Policy Priorities

The #FinCENFiles Shine a Spotlight on How Banks Are Ordered to Snoop on You

By: Andrea O'Sullivan September 29, 2020 Did you know that major communications companies monitor all conversations to report suspicious activities to the government? By law, companies that facilitate the transfer of information are required to file what is called a "Suspicious Activity Report" (SAR) anytime a conversation veers in a [...]

By |2020-09-29T13:23:23-04:00September 29th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on The #FinCENFiles Shine a Spotlight on How Banks Are Ordered to Snoop on You

How China’s Clamp Down on Hong Kong Could Affect the Global Internet

July 14, 2020 By: Andrea O'Sullivan   The Western satellite of Hong Kong had a great run. Two decades resisting the authority of an empowered and modern Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is nothing to sneeze at. But with last month's passing of the National Security Law (NSL), which aims to clamp down [...]

By |2020-07-14T10:02:47-04:00July 14th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on How China’s Clamp Down on Hong Kong Could Affect the Global Internet

Florida Working to Attract Investment in Big Tech

June 23, 2020 Fox Business' Neil Cavuto hosts JMI's Director of Tech and Innovation, Andrea O'Sullivan, on Coast to Coast regarding potential big tech relocation to Florida. Fox Business cites statistics on the increasing prevalence of tech workers in the San Francisco region who aim to relocate in [...]

By |2020-07-02T09:58:08-04:00June 24th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Florida Working to Attract Investment in Big Tech

The CIA Can’t Protect Its Own Hacking Tools. Why Should We Trust Government Privacy and Security Proposals?

By: Andrea O'Sullivan June 23, 2020   We are often told that law enforcement must have a way to get around strong encryption technologies in order to catch bad guys. Such a "backdoor" into security techniques would only be used when necessary and would be closely guarded so it would [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:23:56-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on The CIA Can’t Protect Its Own Hacking Tools. Why Should We Trust Government Privacy and Security Proposals?
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