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March 10, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following the European Commission’s unveiling of a “New Industrial Strategy for Europ
March 10, 2020
The benefits of facial recognition technology far outweigh the potential risk that law enforcement will misuse it.
February 24, 2020
There is no single, easy solution to the ongoing scourge of digital content piracy on the Internet. But voluntary agreements between copyright holders and payment processors, advertising networks, domain name registrars, search engines, and other stakeholders can serve as an important complement to legislative and other efforts by governments.
February 11, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following an announcement that the Federal Trade Commission
February 11, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following the White House’s release of President Trump’s

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April 15, 2020
"The government is not set up to function in an isolation economy, and it's frankly a tragedy," Rob Atkinson tells ABC News. "If the government had similar technological capabilities, we'd be in a different position," he adds.
April 15, 2020
ITIF found that while states’ unemployment websites generally perform well when viewed using desktop platforms, 56 percent of websites failed speed tests on mobile devices, State Scoop reports.
April 9, 2020
Politico’s Morning Tech Newsletter reported on the Senate's 'paper hearing,’ “Congress has had years to develop the capacity for live virtual hearings.” said ITIF’s Daniel Castro. “The worst part is that this is a hearing about big data and tech, and holding this hearing on paper smacks of Luddism,” he tells Politico, referring to the 19th century movement against then-emerging technologies.
April 8, 2020
"This should be a wakeup call in Congress," ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells Axios. "We have been relying on the private sector to do this but a lot of these problems can only be solved by public-private partnership."
April 7, 2020
"ITIF's new report says governments should invest in universal broadband, robotics, and mobile payments to make sure they're prepared for future pandemics," Protocol reports in their daily newsletter.

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