Upcoming event

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Center for Democracy & Technology and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) 

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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:30 to 11:00

On November 29, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Carpenter v. U.S., one of the most important technology policy cases pending at the Court this year. The Justices are expected to decide whether the Fourth Amendment permits the compelled, warrantless disclosure of increasingly precise and revealing stored cell phone location information.



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A legal and policy analysis of the Federal Communications Commission net neutrality draft order circulated in the "Restoring Internet Freedom" proceeding

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Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:30 to 15:30

This briefing will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the draft order, its legal underpinnings, and the ways it will likely harm consumers and the free market. The hill briefing is open to the public.

Moderator: Chris Lewis, Vice President, Public Knowledge

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the December Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017:



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Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee 

House Commerce Committee

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Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

The hearing will examine how actions taken by tech companies and online platforms affect consumer privacy and choice.



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Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:15 to 14:00

After several significant data breaches in recent years impacting hundreds of millions of Americans, malicious actors can now package consumer information from multiple stolen data sets into one stolen identity profile.The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will examine how to verify identities and protect personal data online compromised in this new, post-breach world.



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A Discussion with Matthew Prince, Co-Founder and CEO of Cloudflare

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Wed, 11/29/2017 - 09:30 to 11:00

In the wake of the deadly riots in Charlottesville, VA in August, neo-Nazi websites were dumped by a series of technology providers in quick succession. Perhaps most publicly, content-delivery network and security provider Cloudflare terminated The Daily Stormer’s service at the behest of its CEO, Matthew Prince, who, in a subsequent blog post, identified serious questions around the future of online free speech and censorship that his actions raised.



FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is planning a vote in December to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

Proposed Lifeline Reforms a Mixed Bag, Still Ignore Real Issues

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai contends his proposed reforms to the Lifeline program will “more effectively and efficiently help close the digital divide by directing Lifeline funds to the areas where they are mos

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BroadbandUSA
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:00 to 15:00

Electric cooperatives are capitalizing on existing infrastructure and deep community roots to bring gigabit communications to rural communities, and the results can be transformational. Just as rural electrification energized the country in the early 20th century, high capacity broadband connections are necessary for thriving communities in the 21st century. Join BroadbandUSA’s Practical Broadband Conversations webinar to learn how member-based co-ops are making the case for investment and creating new opportunities for economic prosperity.

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Internet Association

Date: 
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:30 to Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:15

The Virtuous Circle summit is presented by Internet Association.

The Virtuous Circle Summit is where the most important stakeholders of the internet economy meet for robust discussion of the issues facing the internet ecosystem.