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Mobile Signal Jamming: Reclaiming Zones of Privacy in Our “Always On” World

Since the U.S.’ adoption of signal jamming prohibitions, society has changed so dramatically. Congress and the FCC should revisit its signal jamming rules to allow for a limited right to block mobile signals at least within specific private areas at specific times.

By Jonathan Askin

The New State of Data Privacy: Q&A With Blake Hall, Founder & CEO of ID.me

We discuss with Blake Hall, Founder & CEO at Id.me, the company's contributions to the Privacy Tech landscape and perspectives on prospective U.S. federal privacy legislation.

By Data Catalyst Institute

Sticker Shock: While Food Delivery Companies Fight Fee Caps, Indie Restaurants Fight Delivery Companies – Will Anyone Win?

DCI Retail Fellow Hitha Herzog discusses whether or not a government-imposed food delivery fee cap in New York City will meet the intended goal of helping independent restaurants.

By Hitha Herzog

From User Exploitation to Data Coops: The Never-Ending Battle for Control of Users and the Online, and Offline, Experience

Digital technology is finally able to give control of the Internet to the users and workers. However, history suggests user/worker-controlled networks will lose to the centralized server-spoke model of the Silicon-Valley data brokers.

By Jonathan Askin

How a Digitally-Native Small Business Retailer Engages & Sells: Q&A with Michael Wieder, Co-Founder, President and CMO of Lalo

We discuss with Michael Wieder, Co-Founder & President of Lalo, how a digitally-native SMB sells, uses innovative tech, and the potential impact of tech legislation on such a business.

By Data Catalyst Institute

Backseat Driver: Data Privacy, Your Car, and You

Without federal legislation around the ownership and privacy of data collected by sophisticated personal vehicles, the legal rules of the road about such data are unclear.

By Mark Drapeau

Go time: On the Doorstep of a Recession, Rural SMBs Find Success Using Multiple Selling Methods

On the doorstep of recession, U.S. rural small business sellers find success, resilience, and agility by using multiple sales methods, both online and offline.

By Hitha Herzog

Acquisitions, Neo-Brandeisian Antitrust, and Harming Innovation: The Unusual, Experimental Case of Meta, Within, and the FTC

A partisan move by FTC Commissioners seeks to block Meta from acquiring a small VR company. This move upends decades of antitrust standards and likely causes more harm than good.

By Liad Wagman

The Lorax in the Monkey House: Injecting Innovation and Competition into Platform Services Markets

State and local governments can supercharge market competition and innovation by better empowering alternative business models like worker cooperatives.

By Jonathan Askin