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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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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    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.

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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

    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…

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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…

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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…

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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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