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    Online Privacy and Identity Theft

    Lee Rainie talked about a study put together by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of adults with Internet access had…

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    Broadband in Libraries

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) held a public hearing to examine the need for high-speed broadband in the nation’s libraries. 

    he hearing will be webcast and…

    482 views
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    Internet Control

    Internet policy and governance officials talked about the Obama administration decision to relinquish control over the technical functions of the Internet. Topics included the…

    554 views
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    Virtual Currency

    Panelists talked about the impact of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies on the future of financial and political systems. Bitcoin is a decentralized Internet-based system for…

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    Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and its impact on consumers. David Cohen of Comcast and Arthur Vinson of Time-Warner told…

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    Future of Internet Governance

    Some of the key players involved in the process of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) ceding of authority over the domain name system talked about…

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    Cybercrime Symposium

    Panelists talked about cybercrime threats and trends, including data security breaches at several large retailers and organizations. 

    “Cybercrime in the World Today 2014”…

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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning…

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    Consumer Data Breaches

    John Breyault of the National Consumers League talked about breaches of private consumer data at companies and organizations including Target and the University of Maryland. A video…

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    Proposed Changes to the National Security Agency

    Julian Sanchez compared President Obama’s proposed plan that would end the National Security Agency’s storage of bulk telephone data to legislation put forth by the House…

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    Proposed Changes to National Security Agency Data Collections

    Ellen Nakashima compared two plans for changing the methods used by the National Security Agency to collect and store data, one from the Obama administration and one from the House…

    227 views
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    Online Data Security Breaches

    FTC Chair Edith Ramirez, Target CFO John Mulligan and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh were among the witnesses testifying about online consumer data protection before the…

    600 views
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    Federal Communications Commission Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

    Tom Wheeler and Ajit Pai testified about the fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC Chairman Wheeler conveyed his commitment to keeping the…

    465 views
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    Internet Oversight

    Gautham Nagesh talked about ownership and governance of the Internet and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration decision to relinquish…

    294 views
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    Personal Data Security

    Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez discussed the government’s role in overseeing the privacy and security of personal data. She proposed developing a stronger data…

    376 views
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    Interview with Michael O'Rielly

    FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly was the luncheon interview at the Free State Foundation day-long conference on the Federal Communications Commission and telecommunications…

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    Telecommunications Policy, Executives Panel

    Senior executives from Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T talked about future needs in telecommunications policy. Their top concern was spectrum and the upcoming spectrum auction. They…

    231 views
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    Telecommunications Policy, Commissioner Clyburn Remarks

    Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave the opening keynote address at the Free State Foundation day-long conference on the Federal Communications Commission…

    261 views
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    On-Line Technology for Schools

    Federal Communications Commissioner Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talked about improving Internet connectivity to schools. They said that the E-Rate program…

    180 views
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    Technology Corporations and the Government

    Steven Levy discussed his February 2014 cover story for Wired Magazine article, “How the U.S. Almost Killed the Internet and Why It Still Could.” The piece details how…

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