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    Cell Phones and Consumer Protection

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “cramming” wireless phone bills, in which consumers are charged for unauthorized third-party services.

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    1962 Telstar Newsreel

    A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer was a 1962 Universal newsreel about the development and launch of the Telstar communications satellite.

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    Communicators with Representatives Lofgren and Shimkus

    Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and John Shimkus (R-IL) talked separately by video link from the U.S. Capitol about telecommunications and technology legislation they sponsored and…

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    Book Discussion on Fearless Genius

    Doug Menuez talked about his photography book, Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, in which he documents the rise of Silicon Valley from 1985-2000. He was…

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    Communicators with John Havens

    John Havens talked by video link from New York City about his book, Hacking H(app)iness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World. Topics included how personal…

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    Cyber Crime Networks

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam…

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    Communicators with Tom Vander Ark

    Tom Vander Ark, author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning Is Changing the World, talked by video link from Seattle about digital learning and the future of U.S. schools as they…

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    Internet Privacy and National Security Agency Surveillance

    Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) and other digital privacy advocates talked about federal privacy laws. Representative Poe co-sponsored legislation that would reform the Electronic…

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    Micro Philanthropy

    Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday life. He was interviewed by Darren Walker. “The New Philanthropy” was a…

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    Communicators with Kevin Werbach, Matt Wood, and Randolph May

    Kevin Werbach, Matt Wood, and Randolph May talked about the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rules that could allow Internet service providers to charge content companies…

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    Electronic Payment Systems and Digital Currencies

    Drew Breakspear talked about the emergence of electronic payment systems, virtual currencies, and efforts to regulate this growing industry.

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    Supreme Court Ruling on Cell Phone Privacy

    Thomson Reuters correspondent Lawrence Hurley spoke by phone about the Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California to protect cell phone privacy.

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    Communicators with Lawrence Strickling

    Lawrence Strickling, administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), talked about Internet privacy, facial recognition technology, spectrum, and…

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    Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the ability of antitrust laws versus Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to ensure “net neutrality.” "Net neutrality," also…

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    Cybersecurity and Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about cybersecurity and actions the Department of Homeland Security was taking to protect government computer networks. He spoke at the 2014 Wall Street…

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Chris Inglis talked about cybersecurity, and recommended defense and transparency practices for the public, private, and government sectors. He also responded to questions about the…

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    Robotic Surveillance and the Law

    Kevin Bankston and Amie Stepanovich presented their paper about the use of robots to analyze mass communications, related privacy issues, and legal and policy perspectives on this type of…

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    Communicators with Michael Powell

    Michael Powell talked about 2014's key telecommunications issues, including net neutrality, spectrum auctions, the rapid pace of change in telecommunications resulting from technology…

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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. Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt told…

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