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    Communicators on Media Mergers

    Michael Copps and Robert McDowell talked about media merger proposals, including the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger and the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. They discussed the…

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    Future of Getting Lost

    Panelists talked about the use of technology in disaster relief, finding lost airliners and people, and the desirability of getting lost. Panelists included New York Times travel…

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    Riley v. California Commentary, Part 2

    Mike Doyle talked about the outcome and long-term effects of the case Riley v. California, a U.S. Supreme Court case about whether police must obtain a search warrant before looking at data…

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    Riley v. California Commentary, Part 1

    Mike Doyle gave background of the case Riley v. California, a U.S. Supreme Court case about whether police must obtain a search warrant before looking at data on a cell phone after a person…

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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. Terrell McSweeny,…

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    Enabling Nationwide 911 Texting Services

    Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting during which the commissioners discussed requiring all wireless companies to allow cell phone users to send texts to 9-1-1 emergency…

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    Wireless Technology and Public Safety

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open meeting on the rules governing the construction, marking, and lighting of antenna towers. They approved changes meant to help…

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    Telecommunications Legislation

    Three members of Congress talked about telecommunications and technology legislation they sponsored and issues that concern them on those topics. Representative Bob Latta (R-OH) talked…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Communication Network Updates

    Internet industry experts testified on the implications of updating copper wire-based telephone service to Internet-based networks, also known as Internet protocol (IP)…

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    NSA Surveillance Overhaul Legislation

    CQ-Roll Call reporter Rob Margetta previewed the Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on legislation to overhaul the nation’s surveillance programs. The proposed reforms…

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    Location Privacy Protection

    Witnesses testified on legislation that would outlaw location tacking applications that secretly track the location of consumers' smartphones and other devices. Senator Al…

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    Communicators with Craig Silliman

    Craig Silliman talked about key issues in telecommunications. Topics included the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) spectrum auctions, wireless communication, net…

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    FCC Open Internet Policy

    Panelists talked about the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet policy. Earlier in the month the FCC voted along party lines for a proposed rule that could allow…

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    Munk Debate on State Surveillance

    Panelists debated the topic of government surveillance. Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz argued in favor of the resolution,…

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    Communication Network Updates

    Panelists talked about how telephone companies were transitioning their networks to Internet Protocol, and what needed to happen to ensure a smooth transition. They also spoke about…

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    Revising the 1996 Telecommunications Act

    Former Representatives Rich Boucher (D-VA) and Jack Fields (R-TX) talked about the 1996 Telecommunications Act and congressional efforts to rewrite it. Both men were instrumental in…

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