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What to Know About "The Cyber" From the First Presidential Debate

Location:
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 11549, United States
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3

The presidential nominees agree that the nation’s cybersecurity will be a priority for the winner of the November election. And that’s where the agreement ends. During the “Securing America” segment of Sept 26’s presidential debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump offered some of their thoughts—and colorful quotes—on who is attacking US institutions and how to fight them. Here’s what we learned.

Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better on Cybersecurity?

Location:
USA, United States
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3

Comparing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on cybersecurity is probably one of the toughest challenges for a journalist writing about the presidential race. Or, perhaps, it’s one of the easiest. Donald Trump has no mention whatsoever of cybersecurity in his official platform.

Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better On Telecom?

Location:
USA, United States
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3

Evaluating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on technology and telecommunication policy issues poses an interesting challenge. Clinton has laid out detailed proposals on issues ranging from network neutrality to expanding broadband access to increasing broadband competition.

Journalists must fork over $200 for Wi-Fi at presidential debate

Location:
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 11549, United States
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3

News organizations attending Sept 26’s presidential debate must pay $200 for a “Secure Wireless Internet Connection” at Hofstra University in New York state.

Sec of Commerce Pritzker Delivers Keynote at Commerce's Cybersecurity Summit

Location:
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 4830, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
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3

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a keynote address to executives, technology industry leaders, and high-ranking government and national security officials at the US Chamber of Commerce’s fifth-annual Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, DC.

Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data

Location:
Data Privacy and Freedom of Information (Germany), Klosterwall 6, Hamburg, 20095, Germany
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3

The German data protection agency has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its WhatsApp messenger app and delete any data it has already received.

The Broadband Gender Divide Takes Center Stage

Location:
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, Geneva, 1202, Switzerland
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3

The 2016 State of Broadband Report published by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development offers plenty of good news, data, and insights on the deployment of broadband worldwide and developments in the next generation of mobile broadband (5G), fixed broadband and satellite broadband systems. The telecommunication company and technology industry also recognizes that women and girls play a vital part in sustainable global development.

4 questions regulators should ask on zero rating and free data

Location:
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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3

The Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet rules address free data and zero rating on a case-by-case basis. The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications’ (BEREC) non-binding guidelines for implementing network neutrality in the European Union also support this approach. While case-by-case assessment may be a workable solution for zero rating, it is not unproblematic. Allocating scarce regulatory resources and selecting the forum in which the analysis takes place is not straightforward. Given the dearth of academic literature on the topic, here are four questions to help regulators assess the economic merits of specific zero rated offers and to prioritize whether a given zero-rated offer warrants scrutiny.

Networked Policy Making Avenues: Assessing the Role of Academics in Digital Policy

Location:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 23 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
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3

There are a growing number of examples that point toward a change in the way public policy is made in the digital age. This new context, which we refer to as networked policymaking, involves a greater variety of actors and voices, often collaborating in formal and informal networks, taking part in a public consideration and debate of policy questions via digital media.

Today’s Quote 09.27.2016

Location:
Trump Organization, 725 5th Ave., New York, NY, 10022, United States
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2

Trump is more hostile to the legal and constitutional rights of the press than any major presidential candidate of the last two centuries.

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