The Senate should use the AIRR Act as an opportunity to promote safe and innovative uses of unmanned aircraft systems—commonly referred to as drones, or UAS.
March 14, 2016
Restricting Encryption Will Hurt Security and Economy, Won’t Stop Terrorists from Using It Anyway, ITIF Finds in New Analysis
ITIF urges the U.S. government not to limit the commercialization of cybersecurity innovations, especially encryption.
March 10, 2016
A sector-specific privacy rulemaking for broadband providers is misguided. Under the FTC’s enforcement of best practices and broadband provider policies, privacy protections are already well balanced with other values, such as cost, usability, or innovation.
March 2, 2016
We applaud Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) for their work to help meet the booming demand for more and more wireless services. ITIF also supports proposals to put “dig once” policies firmly in place, in particular the amendment offered by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
March 1, 2016
The DIGIT Act will bring together government and industry to shape policies on the Internet of Things, ensuring that the U.S. can successfully capture the wide variety of benefits it has to offer.
December 24, 2015
“Most of us are rightly amazed at AI applications like IBM's Watson, our Nest thermostat that learns, and other learning devices. But to say that these devices and systems will be smart enough to take over the world is to misunderstand what AI is and where it stands today,” said ITIF in the International Business Times.
December 22, 2015
“There are many bad ideas that, if followed, would slow human progress. But the purpose of ITIF’s annual Luddite award is to highlight the worst of the worst,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
December 21, 2015
"Innovation is a wellspring of human progress. It provides higher living standards, better health, a cleaner environment, increased access to information and countless other benefits. Yet too many people stubbornly oppose it,” said Rob Atkinson in Investor’s Business Daily.
December 18, 2015
“The signal Xi is sending is, 'We've gotten tougher, we're very happy with that, you have no right to tell us not to, and we're going to keep getting tougher,' " said Rob Atkinson on CNBC.
December 16, 2015
“Our report makes the case that no country will successfully capture the benefits of the Internet of Things by leaving its development solely up to the market. Just as no country can capture the benefits of the Internet of Things without a robust private sector unencumbered by restrictive regulations that is free to innovate,” said Joshua New in FedScoop.