Andrea O’Sullivan is writer analyzing technology policy, with a focus on cryptocurrency, security, surveillance, and censorship. She is the coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers (Mercatus).
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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is itself prone to abuse by prosecutors. This is another example.
A love letter to getting good stuff cheaply
There's no room for errors and online platforms face huge fines, likely encouraging overly broad takedowns.
A cashless society is a monitored (and potentially controlled) society.
The possibilities and perils of voluntary, privately operated biometric screening
Online black markets shift faster than police can respond
Attempts to control how artificial intelligence develops and is used could backfire.
The tech giant actually stands to gain by legally hamstringing competition with tough regulations.
It wasn't just about financial breaks and subsidies. Cities gave up all sorts of data the giant can use for its own market advantages.
A report from Florida's ravaged Panhandle.
The bigger the company, the bigger the target.
How a risk-averse bureaucracy across the ocean may decide what you say and do online.
Demands for government oversight hide opportunism amid rhetoric about safety.
To assume that governments do better at keeping currencies stable ignores parts of the world.
Gun owners can now enjoy First and Second Amendment safeguards.
The SEC is getting serious about initial coin offering (ICO) oversight.
It's not just email spam; GDPR has led companies to shut down access to sites and games.
Was their miscount of unlockable phones truly a mistake or part of an agenda?
The EU's GDPR should serve as a cautionary tale for Americans eager to reign in tech titans
There's little evidence Google is ill-serving its customers. So what's the problem?
Regulators seem to recognize the need for restraint.
How do we scale the system for broad use?
Have you heard about "Meltdown" and "Spectre"? Here's what you need to know.
Evaluating the current cycle of buzz
Another possible standoff where officials want to compromise everybody's data security.
It's all about deregulation to foster innovation.
Responses to top-down federal dictates are hard to predict.
The overreaction to critiques of diversity methods ramps up the culture war unnecessarily.
The Obama-era "Open Internet Order" discourages a free internet.
Companies are more likely to adapt more quickly to issues.
Hobbyists freed from shackles of new FAA regulations.
Goodbye and good riddance to the Obama administration's "Open Internet Order."
Vault 7 serves as another reminder of the inherent folly in building government-mandated backdoors into secure systems.
Let's focus on overturning existing government policies that undermine security.
The declassified CIA report comes up short.