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Revisiting Section 230

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Big tech has gotten so big it’s drawing the ire of governments across the globe. Here in the United States the Department of Justice is looking into revising Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act so that companies are not immune to what their users do on their platforms. Now we need to keep in mind that if it wasn’t for Section 230, the Internet as we know it wouldn’t be anything like it is now. It enables companies to build out innovative platforms without fear of being sued out of existence. A Bit Of A History Lesson...

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End-To-End Encryption Is Under Bipartisan Fire

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End-to-end encryption keeps your messages, documents, and files private and out of the prying eyes of strangers and the government. It has many good uses as well as some nefarious ones. There is currently a bipartisan push in the U.S. Senate to break end-to-end encryption citing the more nefarious uses and ignoring the beneficial reasons for it. The U.S. government claims that bad actors use these services to plan terrorist attacks and do other bad things. To some extent this is true. But the politicians are missing a critical piece of the argument. There are many legitimate uses for...

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