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Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

By Chris Crum January 21, 2015

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the …

Food Allergy Legislation: The Senate Votes Next Week Food Allergy Legislation: The Senate Votes Next Week

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With the number of people who have food allergies on the rise, there is a lot of concern about how allergic reactions are handled in schools. Since food allergy reactions can be fatal, the Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) …

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA

Whenever House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte isn’t thinking about implementing a nationwide online sales tax, he’s busy thinking about the NSA. That’s only a good thing, however, as he’s one of the lawmakers that wants to subject the agency to …

Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack Experts Say Congress Is Unprepared For A Cyberattack
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President Obama introduced an executive order last week that intended to help protect the nation’s infrastructure from cyber attacks. It’s similar to CISPA in that it increases information sharing between government and private corporations, but thankfully lacks the privacy infringing …

Facebook Throws Its Weight Behind LGBT Tax Equity Legislation in California Facebook Throws Its Weight Behind LGBT Tax Equity Legislation in California
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Facebook is throwing its weight behind a proposed California law that would provide tax equity for the state’s LGBT couples. AB 362, proposed by Democratic Assemblymember Philip Ting (San Francisco), would provide tax relief for employees who receive reimbursement from …

Should The Government Regulate ISP Bandwidth Caps? Should The Government Regulate ISP Bandwidth Caps?
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Some of the major ISPs in the U.S. implement bandwidth caps in the name of controlling network congestion, but most caps are just a backhanded way of making more money. One senator is targeting the practice to bring better Internet …

Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward? Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward?
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With the economy weighing heavy on everyone’s mind this election season, legislators are hoping it will help them pass a new initiative. The bill is called Startup Act 2.0 and is designed to spark new businesses and jobs. What does …

Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords? Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords?
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If your future employer or current boss asks you for your Facebook password, it might soon be against the law. That’s because there is new national legislation against the practice of employers demanding access to employees’ personal accounts. A group …

What Will the JOBS Act Do for Startups & the Tech Industry? What Will the JOBS Act Do for Startups & the Tech Industry?

Last week, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, more commonly known as the JOBS Act. The White House administration is hoping that small businesses and startups will drive recovery and create new jobs.

Stock Act: Obama Signs To Bar Insider Trading

“It’s the notion that the powerful shouldn’t get to create one set of rules for themselves and another set of rules for everybody else,” Obama said on Wednesday. He was referencing a bill introduced this week into legislation that will …

What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do? What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do?

When the Federal Trade Commission released its final report on privacy last week, it made several recommendations for the future of privacy. Thus far, it has received both praise and criticism for the framework it laid out.

Is Cyber Warfare Imminent, Or Is the Hype Overblown? Is Cyber Warfare Imminent, Or Is the Hype Overblown?
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Is cybersecurity one of your top concerns? Whatever your opinion might be, the government has taken a particularly strong interest in it lately, as security breaches appear to be on the rise. In recent years, the U.S. has seen corporations …

Google’s Driverless Cars Inspire New California Legislation Google’s Driverless Cars Inspire New California Legislation
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Last summer, Nevada legalized autonomous cars, clearing the way for Google’s driverless cars program. Earlier this month, news came out that the state is developing some regulations for such cars, including new licensing procedures. California Senator Alex Padilla announced new …

Could Obama’s Privacy Plan Threaten the Internet?
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The ongoing debate over online privacy is in the spotlight once again. However, this time, it’s the White House that’s at the center of the controversy. Last week, the Obama Administration announced a privacy plan that would give consumers more …

Nebraska Debates Ownership of Facebook, Twitter, and Email Accounts of the Deceased Nebraska Debates Ownership of Facebook, Twitter, and Email Accounts of the Deceased
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If you are the executor of someone’s will in the state of Nebraska, you might have some extra responsibilities given to you in the near future. State Senator John Wightman is the sponsor of a bill that would give the …

Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

Senate Introduces Global Cybercrime Enforcement Bill
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The U.S. is trying to dabble in policing the Internet again, but in a vastly different way. Meet S.1469 or the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act. The bill was introduced recently into the Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of …