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

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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…

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

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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…

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November Broadband Breakfast Club Event: The International Telecommunications Union and the Global Open Internet

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WASHINGTON, Thursday, November 15th, 2012 — The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its November 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event “The International Telecommunications Union 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. American…

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Franken Introduces Geolocation Privacy Bill

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WASHINGTON June 16, 2011- Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), introduced a bill Wednesday that would make rules more stringent for collecting geolocation data on mobile device users.

The Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011 would require companies to obtain users’ expressed consent to collect location data and to notify users when they share location data with third parties.

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Will the US and China Share A Similar Model When Attacking IP Pirates Online?

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San Francisco, September 29, 2010 — A legislative proposal to allow the US’ top cop to seize the web addresses of sites that authorities deem are dedicated to pirating intellectual property bears a remarkable resemblance to a crackdown currently underway in China against online pirates.

A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators last week introduced legislation that would enable the U.S. Justice Department to render inaccessible Web sites judged to be dedicated to intellectual property infringement.

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

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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.

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FCC Issues Notice of Inquiry Regarding Broadband Regulation and Industry Offers a Mixed Response

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 –Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission met to consider putting out a Notice of Inquiry on how they should regulate broadband. After the recent Comcast decision the FCC’s ability to regulate broadband was put into question. After looking at the various issues FCC’s counsel came to the conclusion that there were 2 possible methods of regulating either as an information service under Title I or as a Telecommunications service under Title II. The chairmen however did not feel that Title I gave the commission enough authority; while Title II put too much regulation on ISPs; to solve this he created his Third Way proposal.

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Privacy Experts Urge U.S. to Engage in Global Debate, but Get Own House in Order

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WASHINGTON, May 7, 2010 – The United States needs to act as a world leader by using its talents to help develop an innovative global privacy framework, but it must get its own house in order to succeed, said privacy experts Friday at an event hosted by the Commerce Department.

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Releases Free Webcast on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan’

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WASHINGTON, January 27, 2010 – Broadband Census News LLC on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the BroadbandBreakfast.com event on January 19, 2010: The Town Hall Webcast on the topic of “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan.”

The event, moderated by Kim Hart of The Hill and Drew Clark of BroadbandBreakfast.com, begins with an introductory welcome by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, and is followed by two panels, the first focused on technolgy, and the second focused on policy.

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Last Chance to Register for National Town Hall on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright and National Broadband Plan’

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WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Monday is the last day to register to attend BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Town Hall Webcast on “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” which takes place tomorrow, or on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

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