Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

AOC Weighs in on Tech and Antitrust

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the progressive firebrand whose rebukes of the tech sector drew headlines on the 2018 campaign trail, supports the outlines of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) sweeping proposal to break up tech firms like Amazo

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Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:30

Next Up for House Democrats

As the House Commerce Commerce settles in after the latest recess, Telecommunication Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) has been talking up Democrats’ near-term tech and telecom policy plans.

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Department of Justice

Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 13:30 to Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:00

The Department of Justice will hold a public workshop on May 2 and 3, 2019 to explore industry dynamics in media advertising and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy, including merger enforcement. The workshop will cover the different types of television and online advertising, and it will highlight, among other developments in the industry, the role of online and mobile advertising networks.



White House has signaled it may seek permanent renewal of controversial surveillance power

Apparently, the Trump administration has signaled in recent weeks that it may seek the permanent renewal of a surveillance law that has, among other things, enabled the National Security Agency to gather and analyze Americans’ phone records as par

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NYC Media Lab

Date: 
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 18:30 to 21:00

This spring, five New York City graduate programs ran a course in partnership aimed at addressing the key challenges of our information ecosystem. How does the information ecosystem contribute to the health of representative democracies such as the United States? How do we move towards communities that are equipped with the knowledge and deliberation mechanisms required to address the challenges that face us? How does the relationship between technology platforms, media, governments and citizens determine which voices get heard?



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New America and the Anti-Defamation League

Date: 
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:00 to 14:00

New Zealand. Pittsburgh. Charlottesville. The threat from online extremism is growing and in the wake of these and other attacks, the public outcry over far-right extremist recruitment and messaging online has reached a tipping point. As communities of hate and far-right ideologues become ever more savvy at mobilizing via social media, the calls for mitigating hateful content on the social networks will grow ever more intense. Yet these discussions should be based on data and insight rather than fear and intuition.



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New America’s Open Technology Institute and Color of Change

Date: 
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:00 to 16:30

After 20 years of corporations failing to self-regulate on privacy, strong federal privacy legislation may finally be in sight. As privacy scandals continue to ravage the front page, and states continue to pass privacy legislation in the absence of federal action, Congress is under more and more pressure to pass privacy protections. Thus far, the conversation has focused disproportionately on transparency and preempting state laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act.



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Funds For Learning

Date: 
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:00

In this webinar, we will take a look at USAC's first funding wave of funding year 2019. Who received funding? What types of applications were funded? What was NOT in the funding wave?



Democrats pitch President Trump on ‘big and bold’ infrastructure bill

Top Democratic congressional leaders pitched President Trump on a “big and bold” infrastructure bill ahead of a White House meeting on the issue, insisting there are “significant majorities in both the House and Senate” ready to act. House Speaker