Technology

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    Show Me the Crypto

    The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)  wants to oversee it and China has outlawed it. But North Carolina and a handful of other states might just pave the way for it to flourish. What am I talking about? Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other blockchain currencies are growing in use,…
    Brooke Medina, September 27, 2021
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    Battle Against Big Tech Monopoly Features Key Flaws

    Alan Reynolds writes at National Review Online about critical problems within common arguments against Big Tech. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google are being threatened with costly antitrust suits and possible dismemberment for having unfairly secured a “monopoly” of something or other. This crusade has spurred congressional hearings and…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online about a potential overhaul of N.C. high school sports. Carter Reilly’s CJ Opinion argues that Americans are losing a cyberwar.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2021
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    Supporting Innovation: Locke’s Jordan Roberts Explains Why a ‘Regulatory Sandbox’ Is Smart Policy

    Yes, the name is sorta funny — a ‘regulatory sandbox.’ But in an age of rapid innovation, it’s the type of forward thinking that aims to support entrepreneurial efforts while keeping in place a lighter level of oversight that doesn’t hinder economic growth and hold back new technologies. Locke’s…
    Donna Martinez, June 16, 2021
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    Snapshot of the day: 7% of Americans don’t use the internet

    Pew researchers conclude that over 20 years, the percentage of U.S. adults who don’t use the internet has plummeted from 48% to just 7%.  …
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
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    Reforms to help private providers expand rural broadband access

    By removing certain impediments, state leaders can help private providers reach more people, quicker, in these unserved areas. My recommendations aim to reform the three most pressing issues impeding broadband infrastructure and deployment in NC right now.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2021
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    Connecting Rural North Carolina To High-Speed Broadband

    Locke report identifies three reforms to bolster quick action at a lower cost North Carolina is well-positioned to close the gap in access to high-speed broadband in our state’s rural areas thanks to smart choices by state leaders. Still, securing these connections quickly and at a lower cost requires three…
    Donna Martinez, March 24, 2021
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    Reining in Big Tech

    Allum Bokhari argues in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis about the need to place new restrictions on Big Tech. In January, when every major Silicon Valley tech company permanently banned the President of the United States from its platform, there was a backlash around the world.
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2021