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Seton Motley
Seton Motley
President, Less Government
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      Seton Motley

      Seton Motley is a consultant and the founder and president of Less Government, an organization dedicated to, well, less government. He is editor-in-chief of, a Center for Individual Freedom project.

Apple Or The FBI: Who Do You Trust With Your Data?

5:44 PM 02/22/2016

Last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a court order that would force private computer giant Apple to write a program (a “backdoor”) to break the privacy-protecting encryption of their iPhone. 

Why Does Government Not Know — Or Ignore — The History Of State-Backed Broadband?

9:27 AM 11/30/2015

It’s one of the most often-cited quotes. George Santayana’s “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  The reason it so regularly recirculates is because we far too often fail to heed it. Which is truly sad, because if you pay attention to the past, you can make some reasonable, rudimentary predictions about the future. And avoid a whole lot of completely unnecessary errors.