Entries by Christoper Marchese

The EARN IT Act: Sen. Graham & Sen. Blumenthal’s Anti-Security Bill That Will Backfire

Although billed as a tool needed to fight online child exploitation, the EARN IT Act is chock full of unintended consequences that will actually make it harder to fight child exploitation. And as a backdoor to encryption, it’ll leave Americans’ digital security vulnerable to attack. If passed, the EARN IT Act would: Make it easier […]

Dallas should embrace scooters and reject arbitrary regulations

Smart Cities Dive Getting from point A to point B in Dallas used to be simple enough — you could drive, take public transportation, walk, bike or use a ride-sharing app.  But as Dallas gets bigger, getting around is increasingly difficult. Since 2010, Dallas’ population grew by more than 12% and the city’s public transit system isn’t keeping up.​ Walkable […]

If Congress Cares About Data Security, It Shouldn’t Weaken Encryption

More Americans than ever are concerned about protecting their data. Congress, too, has echoed these concerns. And on hearing these concerns, technology businesses like Apple, Facebook, and Google have incorporated encryption into their products. Although complex in execution, encryption is simple in concept: companies convert information like our passwords into a code that only we can […]

Annapolis respects its citizens’ property rights on short-term rentals — putting it on strong legal footing

Ask any American about the American Dream and you’re likely to hear about home ownership. And if that American is a Millennial, like me, you’re likely to hear that home ownership remains just that: a dream. But even for those Americans who do own homes, what started as a dream can quickly become a drag. […]