Feds Propose Even More Surveillance of Your Banking Habits

By: Andrea O'Sullivan November 17, 2020 It is remarkable just how unremarkable America's massive financial surveillance system has become to most people. Americans were rightly outraged when Edward Snowden revealed the government's widespread spying campaigns on online communications. Yet every day, our financial transactions are subject to similar scrutiny. The programs aren't even secret: you [...]

By |2020-11-17T14:19:22-04:00November 17th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Feds Propose Even More Surveillance of Your Banking Habits

Surprise: DOJ Is Not a Big Fan of Privacy-Preserving Cryptocurrencies

By: Andrea O'Sullivan October 27, 2020 The Department of Justice has been busy thinking about how to deal with cryptographic technologies. This past month, DOJ has issued two major statements on privacy-preserving tech, one of them an international rallying cry to build government backdoors into secure communications and the other a "clarification" [...]

By |2020-10-27T12:46:47-04:00October 27th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Surprise: DOJ Is Not a Big Fan of Privacy-Preserving Cryptocurrencies

Big Tech Is Just the Beginning: House Dems Seek Major Changes to Antitrust Law

Last week, Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Antitrust released their much-ballyhooed report on competition in tech to great fanfare. It's a beast of a crie de couer, clocking in at 449 meandering pages of disputations on the power (but not so much the efficacy) of big tech companies. To absolutely no one's surprise, [...]

By |2020-10-13T11:57:34-04:00October 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Big Tech Is Just the Beginning: House Dems Seek Major Changes to Antitrust Law

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?

Florida Should Be Leading the Way for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolutions

August 25, 2020 By: Senator Jeff Brandes There is a financial technology (fintech) revolution happening, and it is time for Florida to lead. One exciting aspect of this revolution has been the introduction of blockchain technologies and the growing use of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are peer-to-peer electronic cash payment [...]

By |2020-09-03T11:46:08-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Florida Should Be Leading the Way for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolutions

Study: Florida could be the next Wyoming in tapping into $100B Bitcoin market

(The Center Square) – If Florida lawmakers tweak the state’s money transmission regulations and adopt several relatively minor financial technology (fintech) measures, the Sunshine State could become the next Wyoming in capitalizing on the $100 billion global Bitcoin market. “Florida can and should become a leader in the advancement of [...]

By |2020-08-28T12:54:43-04:00August 28th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Study: Florida could be the next Wyoming in tapping into $100B Bitcoin market

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?

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

Blockchain Technology May Drastically Change How We Invest

By Adam. A. Millsap Many people are familiar with Bitcoin, the digital currency. Some think Bitcoin will become a commonly accepted currency, like U.S. dollars, while others think its volatility and lack of government support will keep it a niche investment. But regardless of Bitcoin’s fate, the technology it’s built [...]

By |2020-06-08T13:37:06-04:00March 7th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Blockchain Technology May Drastically Change How We Invest
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