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  • Replacing the Gas Tax with a Road Use Tax
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    Replacing the Gas Tax with a Road Use Tax

    The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a report and hosted a panel discussion on efforts to institute a mileage-based road use tax to replace the gas tax.…

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  • US Postal Service and ECommerce
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    U.S. Postal Service and E-Commerce

    The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a discussion on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and e-commerce at an event on Capitol Hill. They talked about the…

    266 views
  • Data Privacy and Protection
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    Data Privacy and Protection

    The Progressive Policy Institute hosted a briefing on data privacy policy for legislative staffers on Capitol Hill. Four panelists talked about data privacy concerns for consumers and…

    233 views
  • Chinese Investment in the US Part 2
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    Chinese Investment in the U.S., Part 2

    Members of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) spoke with representatives from various industries about the impact of Chinese investment in areas such as…

    386 views
  • Hearing on Negative Consumer Reviews
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    Consumer Reviews

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony on legislation to prohibit “gag clauses” that allow businesses to pursue legal action against customers who post…

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  • Privacy and Location Stalking Apps
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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 Franken’s…

    843 views
  • Manufacturing and Technology
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    Manufacturing and Technology

    Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of the topics they discussed were 3-D printing, the cost of developing new manufacturing technologies, and the measurement of…

    355 views
  • Federal Government Modernization
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    Federal Government Modernization

    The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of…

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  • US Manufacturing Industry
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    U.S. Manufacturing Industry

    Commerce Secretary John Bryson testified about the state of American manufacturing and the Obama administration’s plan to revive the industry.

    301 views
  • Internet Taxation
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    Internet Taxation

    Witnesses testified on taxing digital goods and services, focusing on legislation aimed at clarifying how states may levy taxes on products such as MP3 music files and other products…

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  • FCC Chair Genachowski Remarks
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    FCC Chair Genachowski Remarks

    Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke about proposals to encourage broadband Internet expansion in rural areas by redirecting federal subsidies for rural telephone service. He also answered…

    113 views
  • States Technology and the Economy
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    States, Technology, and the Economy

    Robert Atkinson talked about a recent report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) that highlights states' use of technology to improve their economies, and he…

    243 views
  • Telecommunications and Public Safety
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    Telecommunications and Public Safety

    Participants talked about technological advancements in public safety. Topics included federal funding and the implementation of new technologies. Participants also responded to questions…

    152 views
  • Broadband Internet Access
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    Broadband Internet Access

    The guests were interviewed about how the United States compares with the rest of the world in the number of Americans who have access to broadband Internet service. The issue has spurred some in Congress to…

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