D.C. disconnect: Old laws vs. new technology – Alex Byers – POLITICO.com

“Silicon Valley races every day to create flashy new products and anticipate the next wave of consumer demand. But when it comes to technology laws, Washington is stuck in the days of dial-up.Congress has not only failed to grapple with the industry’s big-ticket items like immigration and patent reform, it’s also sidestepped efforts to modernize lesser-known tech laws that affect average Joes across the country — from rules that shield people’s emails and Facebook messages from police, to the law that limits how much consumers can tinker with software on their smartphones or other devices.”

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