Posts Tagged ‘CDT’

Broadband Roundup: Standard-Option Encryption, Madison Fiber Build, and the House of Wheeler

Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact October 1st, 2014

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2014 – Smartphones are about to become “NSA-proof,” according to the Washington Post. In the wake of continued stream of information about surveillance by the National Security Agency, Google and Apple are making device encryption a standard feature in their newest software releases in an effort to ease consumer concern about government […]

Critics and Supporters of Net Neutrality Trade Claims at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

FCC, Net Neutrality September 21st, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2014 – At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, critics of net neutrality warned against the negative impacts of internet regulation while supporters of net neutrality said that practices by major communications demonstrated the need for such protections. Both former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell and economist Jeffrey Eisenach said that […]

Broadband Roundup: House Passes USA Freedom Act to Rein in NSA, But Key Civil Liberties Groups Defect

Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, Privacy May 22nd, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 – The House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act on Thursday in a 303 to 121 vote, according to Ars Technica, instituting changes to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American phone records. The goal is to end the practice of gathering records of meta-data about the individuals to which and […]

Tech Industry and Non-Profit Groups Criticize National Security Agency’s Encryption-Cracking

Broadband's Impact, Privacy, Transparency September 6th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2013 – In the wake of reports in The New York Times, ProPublica, and The Guardian that the National Security Agency had embarked on a system of cracking widespread industry-used encryption protocols, at least one industry group and non-profit organization highlighted the need for the nation to “redraw its boundaries around surveillance.” According to a statement […]

You’ve Heard of Big Data. Learn about Small mHealth, at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband and Democratization, FCC, Health, National Broadband Plan, Wireless April 15th, 2013

April 15, 2013 – You’ve heard of “big data.” Well, now its time to learn about “small mHealth.” At Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club, we’ll be learning about “Mobile Health: Will Wireless Devices Help Solve the Nation’s Health Crises?” We’ve got an impressive lineup, including a keynote presentation by Jacob Reider, the Chief Medical Officer at […]

In Lead-up to World Conference on International Telecommunications, Debate About United Nations and Regulation of Internet

Broadband TV, FCC, International, NTIA, Wireless November 21st, 2012

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service held its November 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club “The International Telecommunications Union Year-End Meeting and the Global Open Internet” on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. Ahead of the […]

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Domain Name Blocking Bill Aimed At Curbing Online Piracy

Copyright November 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2010 – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would provide the U.S. Justice Department with enhanced powers to quickly block the domain names and third party enablers of web sites that it deems are dedicated to the piracy of intellectual property.

Public Interest Groups Urge FCC to Protect Consumers

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless August 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 9, 2010 -In an effort to promote the issue of network neutrality representatives from eight of the major public interest think tanks met with officials from the Federal Communications Commission. to Host National Town Hall on Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality December 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2009 –, the news service devoted to broadband stimulus, wireless broadband, the national broadband plan, and more, is hosting a special National Town Hall Webcast on the subject of “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Obama Names Former Bush Official as White House Cybersecurity Czar

Broadband's Impact December 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 22, 2009 – President Obama finally announced Tuesday that Howard Schmidt will serve as White House cyber security coordinator.

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