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technology regulation

Two recent examples show that in the debate about whether technology markets should be regulated, events constantly outpace Washington’s ability to regulate.

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deregulation and technology innovation

Major technological innovations occur about every 1015 years  and deregulation is key to making these types of innovations possible.

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instant messaging

Instant-messaging applications serve an important role in society and business. Ephemeral conversations, without records, are a normal part of life and the legal code should not try to stamp them out.

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Driverless car auto industry

Self-driving cars are real, they’re going to be spectacular, and they’re going to happen a lot sooner than you think.

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FTC patent reform

While legislative patent reform has stalled and federal courts have picked up the slack, a perhaps unexpected arm of the executive branch has entered the fray: the Federal Trade Commission.

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information gap

One big reason for the disparity between the prosperous coasts and anxious middle America may be the gulf between industry, firm, and worker use of information technologies. Some sectors have learned to exploit the explosive possibilities of digital tools, while others by and large have not.

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internet domain names .amazon

ICANN, The Internet Corporation on Assigned Names and Numbers, begins its 60th meeting in Abu Dhabi next week. One hot button topic sure to be discussed will be how governments and the internet community manage new Top Level Domains.

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Somehow Washington might break up or heavily regulate Big Tech — which like Wall Street is politically powerful and economically critical but also pretty darn popular? It seems an almost fantastical notion.

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tech regulation

Are tech firms too smart? Some people seem to think so, and their proposed restrictions on tech companies could hurt customers.

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New efforts must be made to encourage Americans to learn about ideas different from their own, and a method that bridges our divides, rather than exploits them, is a better approach.

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