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The Battle for Encryption: Apple Inc. vs the FBI

By Henry Graney Published April 15, 2016

In our current uncertain times filled with terror attacks and government surveillance, is there any way to protect one's private information and live in privacy? The arguments crafted between the FBI and Apple surrounding access to a dead terrorist's phone are largely characteristic of a question that plagues our paranoid and digital world: In the future, will technology companies protect customer privacy or become government-sanctioned intelligence agencies?

The Case for Publicly Financed Elections: A Love Letter to Lessig

By Henry Graney Published November 11, 2015

There has been a recent call for publicly financed elections following the rulings of Citizen United. One presidential candidate has made that call his entire platform. But is the corrupt cycle of privately-financed elections too large to tackle for a one-principle president?