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The Security Debate We Need To Have

by Amy Zegartvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The escalating war of words between Apple and the FBI is widely seen as a “security vs. privacy” dilemma. But it’s much more than that. This is also fundamentally a security vs. security dilemma. 

Analysis and Commentary

Apple’s Letters To The Public Are Slightly Disingenuous But Opposing The FBI Request Is The Right Outcome For Now

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

From my perspective, the original Apple letter to its customers (“original letter”) and its answers to (frequently asked) questions (“answers document”) are slightly disingenuous in two ways.

Richard A. Epstein

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 22, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Supreme Court decision Lochner v. New York (1905), which struck down a maximum hour law of ten hours per day and 60 hours per week.

Analysis and Commentary

Antonin Scalia, Reform Conservative

by Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Monday, February 22, 2016

In the aftermath of Justice Scalia's untimely passing, the outpouring of remembrances describe his astonishing legal career: a Supreme Court justice, of course, and before that a D.C. Circuit judge, a University of Chicago law professor, and chief of the Ford Administration's Office of Legal Counsel.

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Law As A Weapon Of War

with Jack Goldsmith, Orde Kittrievia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Hoover Institution hosted "Law as a Weapon of War" on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The event was recorded and can be listened to below.

Analysis and Commentary

Epstein On The Apple E-Books Case: The Hidden Traps In The Apple Ebook Case

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Truth on the Market
Monday, February 15, 2016

On balance the Second Circuit was right to apply the antitrust laws to Apple. Right now the Supreme Court has before it a petition for Certiorari, brought by Apple, Inc., which asks the Court to reverse the decision of the Second Circuit.

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How Our Dependence On The Internet Threatens Our Security

with Benjamin Wittes, Edward Lucasvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group, along with Hoover's Washington, DC office,  host  a discussion on the dangers present on the Internet and how we can do more to prevent cyber-attacks using the most successful defensive strategies.

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Apple’s iPhone Blunder

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, February 22, 2016

Helping the government unlock the San Bernardino killer’s phone will not threaten anyone’s privacy rights. 

Analysis and Commentary

Some Key Issues In The Apple iPhone Decryption Matter

by John Villasenorvia Forbes
Sunday, February 21, 2016

As many people are well aware, on February 16 a U.S. magistrate issued an order compelling Apple to assist the government in bypassing the security features of an iPhone 5C used by one of the perpetrators of the December 2015 San Bernardino attack. 

In the News

Apple Vs. The FBI Is Really, Really Complicated

quoting Herbert Linvia Harvard Business Review
Friday, February 19, 2016

Apple’s Tim Cook appears to be mad as hell. His open letter to customers — in which he scoffed at a court order that would compel Apple (under a 227-year-old law) to write code to help unlock a phone that’s part of a terrorist investigation — put the internet’s hot take machine into overdrive. 


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