Jonathan Easley


Morning Consult Tech: White House Increasingly Concerned About Cyberattacks; Apple Surprised By Supplier Bankruptcy

  By Jonathan Easley (@joneasley) Today’s Washington Brief: Citigroup and other financial institutions were attacked by the same hackers that breached JPMorgan Chase. Michael Riley reports for Bloomberg. President Obama and his top national security advisers were periodically briefed as the attacks unfolded, indicating the administration is showing a new level of concern over cyber […]

Morning Consult Tech: Twitter Suing Government Over Surveillance Disclosures Gag; Americans Back Apple, Google In Law Enforcement Fight

Today’s Washington Brief: This week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case about whether the government can demand information about individuals from private companies without a warrant. Dustin Volz reports for National Journal. Twitter isn’t waiting for the outcome of that court case – the company sued the U.S. government yesterday in an attempt […]

Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Still Unknown In U.S.

Alibaba had more sales revenue last year than Ebay and Amazon combined, but that hasn’t been enough to propel the Chinese e-commerce giant into the consciousness of American consumers, according to a new Morning Consult poll. In China, an estimated 80 percent of the country’s web retail goes through the firm, yet a plurality of […]

Americans Overwhelmingly Back Google, Apple Encryption Efforts

Americans overwhelmingly support recent moves by Google and Apple to encrypt data on personal devices, even if doing so complicates law enforcement efforts by U.S. authorities, according to a Morning Consult poll. Sixty-eight percent of voters back the new privacy protections, compared with 19 percent who say they oppose the increased level of encryption. That […]

Americans Want Autonomy Over Online Profiles

Earlier this year, the European Court of Justice upheld a controversial ruling that seeks to enshrine an individual’s ‘right to be forgotten’ online. It set Europe on a path to becoming a place where citizens can successfully request their old news be stricken from the search engine records. Despite Americans’ affinity for freedom of speech, […]