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Policies to Protect Our Data Privacy Must Be Thorough and Consistent

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 11:37 AM

January 28th marked the fifth annual Data Privacy Day, a celebration of the importance of data privacy protection. In our increasingly digital world, it is essential that we protect our data and use personal information responsibly.

This year's official theme, "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust,"...

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Cutting-Edge Technology Can Make Health Care Law Better

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 5:36 PM

As we all know too well, the fight over passage of President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) dominated the news for nearly two years.

Sadly, little public attention is being paid to the regulatory decisions being made right now by the Department of Health...

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Tech Sector Unified in Protecting Innovation and Combating Piracy

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 12:11 PM

Two thousand. That's the number of people calling their member of Congress every second last Wednesday to weigh in on important legislation affecting the future of the Internet. Yes, every second.

All told, millions of people from across the nation expressed their concerns about a bill in...

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New Bills in Congress to Tackle Piracy May Deliver More Problems Than Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 3:41 PM

Today there is a hearing in the U.S. House for legislation that represents a basic change in how the Internet functions. It's called the Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA), and while the bill is well-intentioned in its effort to address the threat of piracy...

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Tech Converging for a Better Future

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 9:01 PM

U.S. citizens are moving through a challenging economic and social time. For many, the American Dream seems to be slipping away beneath a tide of pink slips and foreclosure notices. And while many are still well off and willing to help their neighbors, it can be difficult to find constructive...

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Open America's Doors to Innovation

(69) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 3:15 PM

"Yahoo! would not be an American company today if the United States had not welcomed my family almost thirty years ago." Those are the words of Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo! describing how for an immigrant, the United States was a place especially welcoming of talent.

In today's...

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Taking a Balanced Approach to Social Networks

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 6:55 PM

Invasive. Harmful to children. Isolating. Detrimental to marriages and relationships. Unintellectual. Promotes laziness and apathy.

These descriptors are often present in the political discourse around social networking and its perceived ills. On both the state and federal level, ongoing debates around privacy issues like opt-in/opt-out and geo-tagging and social...

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What America Gains by Greening the Grid

(5) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 2:27 PM

To help consumers save billions of dollars a year, create jobs for our economy, move the country toward energy independence, and reduce the environmental and public health costs of dirty fossil fuels, we need to get smart. Building a dynamic "smart grid" is a good place to start.

A smart...

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Seizing Innovation's Moment

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 3:18 PM

Our "Sputnik moment." That's what President Obama called this opportunity for our nation to win the economic future through innovation.

These are powerful words that provide a rational narrative for the United States to build a foundation of investments and policies that ensure our country's leadership in the global economy....

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CES Demonstrates Internet Access Central to All Americans' Economic Future

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 1:01 PM

As someone who represents the technology industry, I am always amazed at the sheer power of innovation on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year, 2,700 companies are displaying their newest products, including 25 percent of them from outside the United States. America is the world's innovation...

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A Thoughtful Breath of Fresh Air on Talks to Protect the Internet

(5) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 5:37 PM

In just a few short years, the Internet's growth has been truly astonishing. In the United States today there are more than 2 billion daily Internet searches -- 20 times more than just ten years ago; roughly 250 billion daily emails vs. 12 billion then; and 10 billion iTunes downloads...

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Tech Leaders to Obama & Congress: Innovation Plans Key to U.S. Job Creation

(5) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 2:46 PM

This week dozens of executives from top technology companies and VC funds trekked to D.C. from around the country to deliver a plea to President Obama, Administration cabinet officials and our elected leaders on both sides of the aisle.

Topping our TechNet wish list are improvements in the nation's...

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Broadband for All - America's Best Weapon of Mass Connection

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 12:08 PM

Gregory Inc., a small printing firm in rural Kansas recently became keenly aware of the importance of high speed Internet. The firm knew their slow connectivity was potentially harmful to their business when they had trouble getting a complexly designed decal downloaded in time to meet an overnight deadline.

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