No Action to Date on Secure Elections Act Legislation Discussed on 60 Minutes

CBS’ 60 Minutes yesterday aired a segment on When Russian hackers targeted the U.S. election infrastructure, that focused on the actual penetration into the Illinois Board of Elections by Russian hackers.  The segment included members of Congress expressing frustration with the Department of Homeland Security’s response to the hacking and preparations for 2018. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)…

Congress Passes Cloud Act to Facilitate Cross-Border Sharing of Electronic Communications

In an era in which tech legislation can take years before passage, the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act” (“CLOUD Act”) was introduced on February 6th and signed into law on March 23rd — without any hearing or debate. The CLOUD Act seeks to streamline the process by which law enforcement seeks electronic information that…

What is the Cole Memorandum and What Does its Repeal Mean for Cannabis States?

Attorney General Sessions just reversed almost a decade of federal policies that generally limited federal law enforcement for marijuana offenses consistent with state laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana.  What will this mean for the growing U.S. cannabis industry and states that have legalized some form of Cannabis use? The Cole Memo In 1996, California became…

FCC Will Vote Today on “Radical and Reckless” Plan to End Net Neutrality Without Public Hearings

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order which will repeal the Open Internet Order (Net Neutrality Rules) adopted by the FCC in 2015 and then some.  You can watch the vote starting at 7:30 a.m. PST / 10:30 am EST here. It is important to remember that…

Internet Pioneers: Pai Doesn’t Know How Internet Works, Repeal Proposal Must Be Stopped

The leading pioneers of the internet have called on Congress to pressure the FCC to cancel its December 14 vote on the FCC’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order repealing net neutrality and then some.  The pioneers rebuke FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with a blunt statement –  “You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works“. The Pioneers…