Posts Tagged ‘Adam Thierer’

Progress and Freedom Foundation Closes Shop

Media October 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2010 – The Progress & Freedom Foundation has announced that it’s closing shop after 17 years as a technology policy think tank. It shut down Friday, Oct. 1.

Experts Debate Causes, Cures for Cyber Bullying and High Risk Behaviors

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Privacy June 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – The best way to avoid cyber bullying is not to be a teenage girl, said an expert on Tuesday at a panel discussion hosted by the Progress and Freedom Foundation. The remarks, made by Michael McKeehan, Verizon’s executive director of internet and technology policy, were in response to a question on “high risk behaviors” that lead children to become targets of online bullies.

Empiris Joins Multitude of Industry Groups in Anti-Berkman Chorus

National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality November 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2009 – The consulting firm Empiris LLC joined a host of cable and phone broadband network related entities on Tuesday when it slammed a recent study from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society on broadband policy.

In July the Federal Communications Commission commissioned the Berkman Center to review the existing literature and studies on broadband deployment and usage throughout the world to inform the FCC’s development of a National Broadband Plan. The FCC is sought public comment on the study through November 16.

FOSI Conference to Feature RI, WA AG's, Plethora of Online Safety Experts

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact October 1st, 2009

The Family Online Safety Institute announced the list of confirmed speakers for its 2009 annual conference to take place November 4th and 5th in Washington, DC. Speakers include child online safety expert Danah Boyd, Online Safety Technology Working Group co-chair Anne Collier, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children board member Larry Magid (Collier and Magid are co-founders of online safety group ConnectSafely).

Also scheduled to speak are OSTWG member and parental controls expert Adam Thierer and Attorneys General Patrick Lynch and Rob McKenna of Rhode Island and Washington state, respectively.

Commentary: Rights of Providers Shouldn't Outweigh Rights of Users

Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality September 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2009 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s announcement of his intention to codify the commission’s 2005 Internet Policy Statement into actual, enforceable federal regulations using a valid legal process drew expected reactions from the usual parties.

Education Remains Crucial Tool of Consumer Protection, Say Panelists at FCC

FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan September 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2009 – The second panel at the Federal Communications Commission’s “consumer context” panel on September 9 focused on the tools and techniques that will enable consumers to utilize new broadband-friendly applications.

On Cyberbullying, Education and Enforcement Bills Compete for Congressional Action

Broadband's Impact June 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – Hill staffers and online safety said Friday that two bills currently before Congress take very different approaches to issues of cyberbullying and online. Speaking at a panel sponsored by the Family Online Safety Institute, CEO Stephen Balkam said that the “key question” of the day was whether or not it is possible to legislate internet safety.

Aspen Dispatch: Who Wants to Police the Internet?

Expert Opinion August 18th, 2008

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 18 – The Monday morning panel at the 2008 Aspen Summit examined the fundamental protections provided to third party internet providers and users and considered recent legal developments that might increase legal exposure to internet service providers and blog administrators.

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