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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…

    256 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…

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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…

    881 views
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    Automobile Recalls

    David Shepardson talked about automaker recalls. According to the Associated Press, automakers had recalled 28 million vehicles in 2014 --more than 1 in 10 vehicles -- and were on…

    210 views
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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Michael Fletcher gave a recap of General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. br/…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain…

    1,565 views
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