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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…

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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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    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…

    533 views
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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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    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 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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

    293 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…

    370 views
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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…

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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…

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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…

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    3-D Printing

    Makers and users of 3-D printing testified on ways that the technology can benefit small business owners and communities. The witnesses showed prototypes and models during the…

    799 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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    Ben Carson at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2014

    Dr. Ben Carson spoke on the final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He attacked political correctness and talked about his opponents' distortions of…

    1,709 views
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    Data Obsession

    Benjamin Blum’s Data Obsession was one of the middle school section second prize-winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was an eighth grader at…

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