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    Payday Lending

    Michael Calhoun talked about the payday lending industry and its regulation. He discussed the uses and abuses of various quick loans and how they can negatively effect borrowers by…

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    Communicators with Mary Gray

    Mary Gray talked about the ethical questions raised by personal data collection on the Internet and how that data is being used for commercial and academic purposes. Ms. Gray is a…

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    Data Breach Protections for Consumers

    Ed Mierzwinski talked about he state of congressional efforts to provide further protections for consumers who have their credit card and other personal information stolen through data…

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    Defining Privacy

    Panelists attempted to define “privacy” and talked about the conceptual interests at stake in discussions of privacy.  Chair Medine made opening remarks. br/ br/…

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    Counterterrorism Privacy Issues and Technology

    Panelists talked about the oversight role of Congress at the intersection of privacy and technology. Annie Anton said that as terrorists and criminals were getting smarter than ever,…

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    State of Cybersecurity

    Panelists talked about whether progress was being made to protect public and private cyber networks.  br/ br/ “Cybersecurity ​Framework ​Gut ​Check-Are ​We ​Making…

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    President Obama on Consumer Financial Security

    President Obama spoke at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about his administration’s efforts to protect Americans' financial security. He then signed an executive order…

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    Communicators with Wade Baker

    Wade Baker, the creator of a yearly report from Verizon on worldwide data breaches, talked about the scale and types of data breaches that were occurring and recommended ways to reduce the…

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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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    U.S. Spending and Economic Wellbeing

    Ian Mead and Mark Hamrick talked about two reports from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on U.S. household spending and economic wellbeing through the recession of the late 2000s and the…

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    National Commission on Product Safety

    Robert Adler talked about the National Commission on Product Safety and Child Safety Act of 1966. Mr. Adler spoke about how the 1967 National Commission on Product Safety evolved in to…

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    General Motors Recall Spotlight

    This program included portions of C-SPAN programming on the General Motors (GM) recall of 1.62 million cars because of ignition switch safety concerns. br/ br/ General Motors Ignition…

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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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    Communicators on Technology Legislation

    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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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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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…

    259 views
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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Dispute resolution attorney Kenneth Feinberg and executives from General Motors (GM) and one of its suppliers testified on the automaker’s delayed ignition switch recall and its…

    1,551 views
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    Representatives Nolan and Crenshaw on Treasury Spending Bill

    Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) offered a motion to recommit on the Treasury Department spending bill. The motion would have amended the bill to increase the Consumer Product Safety…

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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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    Consumer Drones

    Robot and drone manufacturers, software developers, and drone photographers talked about the future of rapidly developing consumer drone technology. Uses such as taking picture, mapping…

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