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Strengthening the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) will make it easier to prosecute criminals who hack into cloud computing services. Congress should change the CFAA to make penalties for hacking into an online service correspond to the number of accounts illegally accessed on an online service rather than limit them to the penalties for hacking into a single PC.
Policymakers should recognize the important role that information technology (IT) can and should play in improving public safety and health by making available real-time data on food products from farm to fork. Most of the pieces of the puzzle are already here, although some, like electronic health records are still in development. However, we need national leadership to focus on connecting the...
Although voting systems still can be improved, Congress should not ban any voting machine simply because it is fully electronic. Paper ballots introduce many weaknesses of their own and are less secure than more advanced cryptographic voting systems. Instead, Congress should fund research and development of voting systems that offer end-to-end verifiability that provides voters the opportunity to...