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WHOIS Going to Deal with Cybersecurity: GDPR Edition

May 14, 2018

WHOIS, the system used for querying databases of information on domain name registrations and IP addresses, has been a vital tool for journalists, security researchers...


Disruptive Innovation (Part 1)

April 23, 2018

The growing pace of technological innovation means both regulators and established industries are finding it increasingly harder to keep up. How do companies adapt (or...


#223: Law Enforcement as a Political Weapon

April 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has been vocal to criticize those he deems political opponents. However, these criticisms often extend to threats of legal action, particularly against...


#222: Bring in the Nerds: Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment

April 9, 2018

In recent decades, Congress has struggled to enact laws that keep up with the breakneck pace technological innovation. This pace shows no signs of slowing,...


Swarm’s Rogue Satellites

April 3, 2018

Earlier this month, IEE Spectrum broke the story that Silicon Valley startup Swarm Technologies had launched several experimental satellites through the commercial arm of India’s space agency,...


FDA, Free Speech and E-Cigarettes

March 26, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Deeming Rule classified e-cigarettes and other vaping materials as tobacco products and imposed strict regulations on what vaping entrepreneurs...