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US Signs Onto ‘Declaration for the Future of the Internet’
Technology
US Signs Onto ‘Declaration for the Future of the Internet’
2022-05-02 20:00:36
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The United States joined 60 global partners in signing an agreement to work toward a common vision of the internet of the future that is “open, free, global, interoperable, reliable and secure.”  The agreement is not legally binding,... Read More

Bipartisan Push to Curb Internet Exploitation of Children Renewed in House, Senate
Technology
Bipartisan Push to Curb Internet Exploitation of Children Renewed in House, Senate
2022-02-03 17:05:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan effort to curb the sexual exploitation of children on the internet promises to reignite the debate over whether and how to limit protections currently extended to technology and media companies. The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect... Read More

Big Tech Industry Group Criticizes Hong Kong’s Vague Data Rules
Technology
Big Tech Industry Group Criticizes Hong Kong’s Vague Data Rules
2021-07-06 15:23:12
by Dan McCue

An industry group representing Google, Facebook and other Internet companies warned Hong Kong’s government that changes to the city’s data-protection laws could dramatically curb the companies’ ability to provide services to it. The problem, the letter says, is vaguely worded... Read More

France Fines Google $268M for Unfair Online Ads Treatment
Technology
France Fines Google $268M for Unfair Online Ads Treatment

PARIS (AP) — France's anti-competition watchdog decided Monday to fine Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its "dominant position" in the online advertising business, an unprecedented move, the body said. Practices used by Google "are particularly serious because... Read More

CISA Needs to be ‘Quarterback’ of U.S. Cybersecurity, Rep. Katko Says
Cybersecurity
CISA Needs to be ‘Quarterback’ of U.S. Cybersecurity, Rep. Katko Says
2021-01-28 15:01:08
by Victoria Turner

Recent cyberattacks on U.S. federal systems point to the need to make the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency the "centralizing authority system" for the nation, said Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., during a fireside chat at the State of Net Conference. That... Read More

Online Misinformation Obstacle to Effective COVID-19 Response, Eshoo Says
Technology
Online Misinformation Obstacle to Effective COVID-19 Response, Eshoo Says
2021-01-26 20:32:15
by Victoria Turner

Public health agencies need to implement a more strategic, unified approach in communicating public health information online on the novel coronavirus and social platforms should “amplify” it, said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., kicking off the 17th Annual State of the... Read More

Social Media Executives Advocate Against More Government Regulation
Social Media
Social Media Executives Advocate Against More Government Regulation
2020-10-29 14:39:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The chief executive officers of the world’s largest social media companies assured a skeptical U.S. Senate committee Wednesday they try to remain neutral in deciding which Internet content they block. They also advocated against government regulation that could... Read More

Trump Officials Accused of Intimidating Advocacy Group for Internet Freedom
Political News
Trump Officials Accused of Intimidating Advocacy Group for Internet Freedom
2020-07-27 13:11:25
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is accused in a new lawsuit in Washington, D.C., of trying to squelch media rights of a nonprofit organization that receives grants from the U.S. government. The Washington-based Open Technology Fund says the Trump administration... Read More

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