date icon March 31, 2014 category icon News, Statements

THE INTERNET ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE BIG DATA FILED COMMENTS

Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, issued the following statement about The Internet Association’s filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology in response to its Request for Information on “Big Data:” “The Internet Association believes U.S. policy framework is effective in protecting consumers while allowing for innovation….

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date icon March 19, 2014 category icon News, Press Releases

The Internet Association Opens Sacramento Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the trade association representing the leading global Internet companies, today announced the opening of an office in Sacramento and the appointment of Robert Callahan as California Executive Director. “California is the central hub of the knowledge economy. The Internet industry is creating jobs, delivering economic growth and increased prosperity…

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date icon March 19, 2014 category icon News, Op-Eds

Michael Beckerman: The Golden State On the Front Lines of Internet Policy-The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post The Golden State: On the Front Lines of Internet Policy Posted: 03/18/2014 5:59 pm EDT All over the world, in every sector of the economy, Internet companies are emerging at a staggering pace, offering an astonishing array of products, services and conveniences. They are creating jobs and opportunities, while reshaping traditional and…

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date icon March 14, 2014 category icon News, Statements

Statement on NTIA’s Announcement to End Formal Relationship With ICANN

  Washington, DC — Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, released the following statement in response to the NTIA’s announcement tonight that it will end its formal relationship with ICANN in 2015: “The Internet’s decentralized model is key to growth, innovation, freedom, and openness. The continued success of the Internet relies on…

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date icon March 14, 2014 category icon Statements

Statement on Senator Feinstein’s Introduction of The Patent Fee Integrity Act

  Statement of Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association, on Senator Feinstein’s Introduction of The Patent Fee Integrity Act: “The Internet Association commends Senator Feinstein’s introduction of the Patent Fee Integrity Act, which would provide the Patent and Trademark Office with adequate funding and resources to improve overall patent quality. Improving patent…

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date icon March 13, 2014 category icon News, Statements

STATEMENT ON HOUSE JUDICIARY HEARING COVERING SECTION 512 OF DMCA

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association, released the following statement regarding today’s hearing entitled, “Section 512 of Title 17” conducted by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet: “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a key reason for the success of and innovation on the…

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date icon March 4, 2014 category icon ICYMI, News

ICYMI- Peter Van Buren, The Next Battleground in the War on Whistleblowers

In Case You Missed It, GCHQ, the British intelligence agency whose activities are interwoven with the NSA’s, used a program called Optic Nerve to intercept and store “the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing” (including Americans).

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date icon March 1, 2014 category icon ICYMI, News

ICYMI- Post-Snowden: Webcams Spied on, with Intimate Results

In Case You Missed It, assisted by the NSA, the British spy agency GCHQ has intercepted pictures from thousands of webcam users. Yahoo Messenger was a preferred target.

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date icon March 1, 2014 category icon ICYMI, News

ICYMI- U.S. Senators Plan to Review NSA Role in British Webcam Spying

In Case You Missed It, British intelligence showed a “breathtaking lack of respect” for privacy by scooping on webcam transmissions, three U.S. senators said in a statement.

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date icon March 1, 2014 category icon ICYMI, News

ICYMI- US Senators Plan Probe into NSA’s Role in Yahoo Webcam Spying Scandal

In Case You Missed It, following the revelations that Britain’s spy agency intercepts Yahoo users’ private data, three outraged American senators plan to launch an investigation into the NSA’s involvement in the GCHQ operation.

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Holladay, UT – Internet Association (IA) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT-3) today will tour small businesses and community organizations in Holladay, UT as part of an “Internet Community Crawl” to discuss how local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups use the internet to expand and succeed. “The local business community and residents of Holladay – like…

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