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date icon February 21, 2019 category icon

The Free Market Gave Us The Internet — Let’s Not Take It Away

America leads the world in innovation and technology. Yet, there are some in Washington who are putting our success at risk by attacking internet companies for political expediency. Seven out of the top 10 internet companies in the world were founded in the U.S. Stifling innovation through baseless new regulations would be turning our back… Read more

date icon February 18, 2019 category icon

The U.S. Must Continue To Invest In Artificial Intelligence To Compete With China

President Trump issued an executive order this week directing federal agencies to support the development of artificial intelligence. It couldn’t have come at a better time. That’s because the U.S. is in a race against China to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, and it’s a race we can’t afford to lose. “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) may… Read more

date icon February 15, 2019 category icon

Privacy On The Internet

To the Editor: Re “How Silicon Valley Puts the ‘Con’ in Consent” (editorial, Feb. 3): Fewer than five clicks. That’s all it takes to change privacy settings on your favorite social media or streaming service. You’d be hard pressed to find a brick-and-mortar service that gives its customers the same granular control over their information… Read more

date icon January 4, 2019 category icon

The Internet Is A Positive Force, Not A Menace To Be Controlled

The same tools that allow information to pass from one user to another, or to join a business with a customer on the other side of the world, can be put to bad uses by bad actors. But amid the torrents of negative headlines about issues like online safety and the use and misuse of… Read more

date icon December 20, 2018 category icon

California Privacy Law Must Be Changed To Avoid Making User Data More Vulnerable

Americans deserve modern privacy rules that provide meaningful control over personal data, whether it is collected online or offline, from companies across all industries. That means giving people the ability to access, correct, delete and download their data. Full stop. That’s the position of America’s internet companies. Any assertions to the contrary — includingthose made by the… Read more

date icon December 18, 2018 category icon

A Law to Protect Online Privacy

To the Editor: Re “Your Apps Know Where You’ve Been, and Can’t Keep a Secret” (front page, Dec. 10): The internet industry believes that we need a modern American approach to privacy that empowers users and gives them more meaningful control over their data. We support a federal privacy law that provides people the ability… Read more

date icon December 10, 2018 category icon

Conservatives, Don’t Fret — Internet Firms Help You Succeed

The internet is the last great, low-regulation, Made-in-the-USA industry out there. It represents 3 million American jobs and more than 6 percent of our economy. The internet even reduces our trade deficit – internet companies added to a $196 billion digital trade surplus last year. Yet conservatives have decided that this last bastion of American… Read more

date icon November 22, 2018 category icon

IA Launches Office In The UK And Highlights Internet’s Benefits

Sometimes it can take a major effort to see what should be obvious. Take the internet and the companies that facilitate much of what happens there. To listen to many politicians over the last few years, it would seem that internet companies could not sink much lower in public esteem. But the picture is very… Read more

date icon July 9, 2018 category icon

The Internet Makes Old Town Scottsdale New Again

“Old” and “internet” don’t always go together. But in Old Town Scottsdale, they do. That was a clear takeaway from our recent visit with five local businesses and Rep. David Schweikert in Old Town Scottsdale. Communities and businesses across the country depend on the internet to stay connected. State and national leaders should develop policies… Read more

date icon May 10, 2018 category icon

From Player Pianos to Paper Notices: A Modern Update to Music Licensing Is Long Overdue

Rarely does a century-old musical instrument drive policy in Washington, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the music community at this moment. Everyone from Internet Association (IA) members to artists to record labels are supporting a new piece of legislation called the Music Modernization Act (MMA), that will help bring music licensing into the digital… Read more

date icon May 10, 2018 category icon

Why Car Sharing Is Good For California Motorists

Cars are expensive to buy and maintain, and 95 percent of the time they sit unused. Fortunately for Californians, state lawmakers have the opportunity to make car ownership more affordable and practical. Assembly Bill 2873 would support internet-enabled car sharing, which connects vehicle owners with consumers and travelers. These legislative efforts have been stalled by rental… Read more

date icon May 9, 2018 category icon

Internet-Enabled Services Create Opportunity For Brooklyn Communities And Small Businesses

The internet is about opportunity. Its evolution continues to open doors for students to further their education, for communities to exchange ideas, and for small businesses to leverage tools that help them market their products and engage consumers. In places like Brooklyn, one of the most diverse communities in America, the growth of the internet… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more

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