date icon February 28, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- 1776 Wraps Up Regional Challenge Cup Competitions and Announces Winning Startups For San Francisco Region

In Case You Missed It, 1776, an incubator platform located a few blocks from the White House, in partnership with RocketSpace, an open innovation campus for startups, announced the winners of Challenge Cup for the San Francisco region.

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date icon February 28, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Senators to Investigate NSA Role in GCHQ ‘Optic Nerve’ Webcam Spying

In Case You Missed It, three senators condemn UK spy agency’s ‘breathtaking lack of respect’ over interception of Yahoo users’ webcam images

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date icon February 27, 2014 category icon Statements

Statement Denouncing the British Intelligence Violation of Privacy on Webcam Surveillance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In reaction to today’s news reports detailing the UK government’s secret interception of millions of Yahoo! users’ webcam images, The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement supporting government surveillance reform and denouncing the violation of privacy:

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date icon February 27, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Tech industry slams NSA webcam spying

In Case You Missed It, the tech industry came out against what it called an “outrageous” surveillance program that allowed intelligence agencies to capture images from users’ webcams.

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date icon February 24, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Consumer Privacy Rights Need Urgent Protection in Washington, Activists Say

In Case You Missed It, citing revelations of government spying and massive theft of credit card information, civil liberties and consumer activist organizations are pressing the White House this week for action on a long-promised consumer privacy bill of rights.

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date icon February 21, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- On Topic: Tech News To Know Now

In Case You Missed It, Facebook purchases WhatsApp, Tesla’s new batteries might be a disruptive technology, Internet Association honors Ron Wyden, Darrell Issa.

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date icon February 20, 2014 category icon Statements

White House Action On Patent Reform Highlights Why Congress Must Move Forward With Comprehensive, Bipartisan Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, which represents the interests of the world’s leading Internet companies, made the following statement regarding new efforts by the White House to strengthen America’s patent system and combat patent trolls:

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date icon February 20, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- The FCC Will Allow (Some) Online Discrimination and Patent-Troll Hunters Head to the White House

In Case You Missed It, The FCC plans to write new net-neutrality rules—but a senior agency official told NJ that the new rules will allow for at least some online discrimination.

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date icon February 20, 2014 category icon Press Releases

Announcing Recipients of First Annual Congressional Internet Freedom Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association today announced that Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) are the 2014 recipients of the Congressional Internet Freedom Award, the Internet Association’s highest recognition for excellence in public service.

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date icon February 20, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Web Group Honors Wyden, Issa

In Case You Missed It, The Internet Association is giving its first annual Congressional Internet Freedom Award to Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa.

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date icon February 19, 2014 category icon Statements

Statement on Chairman Wheeler’s Net Neutrality Proposal

The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reinstate net neutrality protections after they were struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit earlier this year:

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date icon February 19, 2014 category icon Statements

Statement on USTR Michael Froman’s Trade Objectives Speech

Today, The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement supporting yesterday’s remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman at the Center for American Progress:

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Washington, DC – Internet Association Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Banker issued the following statement on the introduction of the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI): “The internet industry appreciates the bipartisan effort by members of the Commerce Committee to advance the conversation around privacy as it relates… Read more

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