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Innovators Are Crafting Decentralized Social Media Alternatives. Will App Stores Pull Them Down?

By: Andrea O'Sullivan September 9, 2020 Innovation is the best critique. Anyone can sit around and complain about something they don't like. If you have power and influence, you might even be able to get the government to do what you want—for better or worse. But building something that makes [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:04:29-04:00September 11th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Innovators Are Crafting Decentralized Social Media Alternatives. Will App Stores Pull Them Down?

Would Other Countries Trust a U.S. Government-Controlled Silicon Valley?

It is easy to see why Americans may be uneasy about Chinese technology companies. Setting aside recent policy efforts to ban or reorient Chinese apps like ByteDance's TikTok and Tencent's WeChat, Westerners worry that these companies may engage in certain activities on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. Laws such as the Cybersecurity Law and Encryption [...]

By |2020-08-18T13:23:06-04:00August 18th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Would Other Countries Trust a U.S. Government-Controlled Silicon Valley?

Bitcoin Beach: Reforms to Attract Cryptocurrency Innovation and Investment in the Sunshine State

By Andrea O'Sullivan, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation, The James Madison Institute CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Introduction  Florida can and should become a leader in the advancement of cryptocurrency. In one short decade, Bitcoin (the most widely known cryptocurrency) has grown from a little-known [...]

By |2020-08-18T13:15:20-04:00August 10th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Bitcoin Beach: Reforms to Attract Cryptocurrency Innovation and Investment in the Sunshine State

Democrats Sharpen Tech Antitrust Messaging at Historic House Hearing

August 4, 2020 By: Andrea O'Sullivan Tech commentators often note that political antipathy to Silicon Valley is a bipartisan affair. When it comes to antitrust, that's not exactly true. This was especially apparent at last week's blockbuster House Judiciary Committee hearing that featured the digital visages of the CEOs of Facebook, Google, [...]

By |2020-08-05T11:02:53-04:00August 5th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Democrats Sharpen Tech Antitrust Messaging at Historic House Hearing

Big Tech Antitrust Investigations Should Focus on Consumer Welfare

August 4, 2020 By: Andrea O'Sullivan If congressional hearings can be entertainment, last week’s star-studded testimonies from top tech execs could be this year’s summer blockbuster. For the first time, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook were grilled on antitrust concerns before members of the House Judiciary Committee. [...]

By |2020-08-05T11:02:38-04:00August 5th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Big Tech Antitrust Investigations Should Focus on Consumer Welfare

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?

How Florida can attract tech refugees from California | Commentary

People had already been fleeing high-tax, high-regulation states in droves before the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest added more stresses to many already precarious policy arrangements across the country. Technology companies, in particular, have been feeling the heat, especially in the state fortunate enough to be the birthplace of Silicon [...]

By |2020-06-22T12:02:49-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on How Florida can attract tech refugees from California | Commentary

What Should We Do If Youtube Censors on Behalf of the Chinese Communist Party?

By: Andrea O'Sullivan June 02, 2020 A funny thing has been happening on YouTube. For some reason, certain combinations of Chinese characters have been immediately removed from the platform within a few short seconds. No warning or reason would be given to the Mandarin-speaking moderatees. And it's not like they had [...]

By |2020-06-02T10:16:30-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on What Should We Do If Youtube Censors on Behalf of the Chinese Communist Party?
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