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…. Read more
Monthly Archives: March 2014
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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).
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.
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.
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.