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  • Panelists Discuss Privacy in Telecommunications and Internet
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    Digital Platforms and Users' Rights

    Panelists talked about New America’s 2018 study that ranks major global telecommunications and internet companies based on their digital platform policies relating to users' privacy and…

  • Tech Experts Discuss Facebook Data  Privacy Practices
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    Facebook Data and Privacy Practices

    New America’s Open Technology Institute hosted a discussion on Facebook’s data and privacy practices following allegations that U.K. firm Cambridge Analytica misused miliions of Facebook…

  • Discussion Focuses on Government Surveillance and Privacy
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 2

    Panelists debated limitations of cyber hacking powers by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Recent rule changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure allow federal agents to search…

  • Discussion on Congress and Cyber Crimes
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    Congress and Cybercrime

    Attorneys, Justice Department officials, and academics talked about how Congress could address cybercrimes and possible legislation on the topic. Topics included how statutes such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Wiretap…

  • Discussion on NSA Surveillance Programs
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    National Security Agency Surveillance Programs

    Former National Security Agency (NSA) General Counsel Stewart Baker and open Internet advocates talked about the impact of NSA surveillance programs on U.S. commercial interests and global…

  • Robotic Surveillance and the Law
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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 surveillance. Professor…

  • National Security Agency and Internet Security
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    National Security Agency and Internet Security

    The New America Foundation held a discussion on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance threats to cybersecurity, Internet freedom and the economy, and what could be done at both a…

  • Proposed Bill Deals with Spying on US Citizens
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    Surveillance Transparency Act

    Witnesses testified on legislation, the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, that would increase openness to the public of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. Senior Obama…