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The FCC’s Privacy Problem

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) proposed privacy rules for broadband providers are anti-consumer and anti-competitive. These proposed rules, released in March in the FCC’s Notice of...

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Why science shouldn’t be a political punchline

Q: What do bee meanderings, screw worms, and teenagers’ personal behavior have in common? (OK, it’s a trick question.)

A: Groundbreaking taxpayer-funded research. (Yes, we said groundbreaking.)

Science and governance have a...

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Why is the FCC insensitive to data sensitivity?

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission proposed privacy rules for your broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP).  This sounds like a good thing for consumers.  After all, who doesn’t want more privacy protection?  Yet,...

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Personal care oversight measure would hurt small businesses

Innovation is not just for Silicon Valley – every day, thousands of small cosmetics businesses create new products that will help millions of Americans look and feel their best, and create jobs in the process. But a new bill threatens to stifle...

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Taiwan and ICAO: this is the time

Safe skies, a critical concern in the modern era, especially after the attacks of 9-11, can only be assured through internationally uniform standards, multinational sharing of security protocols, and the...

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Finding common ground on long term care funding

In the midst of presidential and Congressional elections this fall, it’s more important than ever for lawmakers in Washington to remember the pressing issues related to how Americans will pay for long term care.  Our country is currently...

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Don’t let copyright box us in

The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering rules that would free cable and satellite television subscribers from the tyranny of the set-top box.  Doing so would surely make the...

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