Welcome to The Cyber Advocate’s 2016 Elections Coverage!

map2016-Artboard_1They want your vote, but for whatever reason, politicians at all levels just don’t feel like discussing technology this year! So to help out, I’ve gathered information on five key technology issues from the positions and public statements (or lack thereof) of candidates for president and the competitive races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Governor.


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President of the United States

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United States Senate

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Indiana

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Kentucky

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Missouri

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North Carolina

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United States House of Representatives

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Illinois 10th

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New York 19th

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New York 22nd

New York 22nd

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Pennsylvania 8th

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Texas 23rd

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Governor

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Montana

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New Hampshire

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North Carolina

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West Virginia

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About the Author

bio 2Brian Focht is a civil litigation attorney and technology enthusiast. In addition to being the author of The Cyber Advocate, he is also the producer and host of the Legal Technology Review podcast, and co-founder of B&R Concepts, a small business technology consulting company.

2016 Elections: The 5 Technology Topics

This topic concerns the candidates’ positions concerning the expansion of our current system of broadband and wireless communication. Included in this topic are issues of public vs. private expansion of broadband, adoption of new wireless communication standards, and the upgrade and maintenance of our country’s infrastructure in general.

This topic seeks to understand the candidates’ positions regarding the privacy we should expect for our digital data. This topic includes issues such as government surveillance programs, the scope of the government’s authority, what and how data is to be shared between the government and private entities, and how data should be exchanged between governments.

This topic focuses primarily on how the candidates would approach the recent hot-button issue of encryption raised by the Apple v. DOJ case, and whether the candidate supports legislation requiring technology companies to build in backdoor access to their encrypted systems.

This topic seeks to gain some basic understanding about how each candidate would address the need to protect public and private data from hackers and foreign governments, and how the candidate would wield our government’s immense cyber warfare capabilities.

This topic looks at each candidate’s view on how the internet itself should operate, primarily through the perspective of the FCC’s Open Internet Order. While this topic primarily addresses the candidate’s perspective on private ISPs being able to control the flow of information by filtering, throttling, or providing preferential treatment to certain content, this topic also addresses how the candidates feel the internet should operate internationally, as well.

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