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March 24, 2023

Biden Broadband Plan Runs Headlong Into ‘Buy American’ Mandate

Most of the value of new broadband networks lies in the labor and materials such as fiber and towers, with electronics making up less than 10% of network value, according to ITIF, a non-profit policy group.

March 23, 2023

Congress Asks Is TikTok Really 'An Extension of' the Chinese Communist Party?

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) asked why TikTok couldn't be as good as some Chinese social media apps at removing potentially harmful content about government officials. "They dance around the issue, but of course the reason is that there's less free speech in China," commented Daniel Castro. "Americans should be glad that US social media is more free."

March 23, 2023

TikTok CEO Goes to Washington With a Disparate Band of Allies

The Information quoted Gillian Diebold in a story on the testimony of TikTok's CEO.

March 23, 2023

US Congress Investigates TikTok 'China Information Leakage,' Top Testimony

Nikkei Asia quoted Gillian Diebold in a story on the testimony of TikTok's CEO. " A targeted ban on an app “could create a slide for retaliation,” said Gillian Diebold, a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. “Instead of banning apps one by one, we should enact legislation that targets the core issues of privacy and safety online,” she said.

March 21, 2023

Experts Call for Spectrum Allocation Reform, Pointing to C-Band Clash Between Airlines and 5G

Panelists emphasized the need to allow more time for research and collaboration throughout the auction process.

March 21, 2023

Tech Competition With China Remains Top of Mind for U.S.

For Robert Atkinson, working closely with allies on export controls and tech transfer limits is critical. "Limiting exports of key technology to China can be an important tool to push back against unfair Chinese government technology policy," Atkinson said. "But unless our allies cooperate, we risk simply cutting off U.S. exports and ceding the marketplace to foreign firms."

March 17, 2023

Kahn's FTC Reportedly Reviving Price Discrimination Law to Investigate What Big Retailers Pay for Cola

Kahn argued that the failure to consider Amazon’s conduct as anticompetitive allowed it to become dominant across multiple lines of commerce and the way to make things right is to reform antitrust. “Unfortunately, a careful assessment of Amazon’s conduct does not support Kahn’s conclusion,” Atkinson and Ward wrote.

March 14, 2023

Why 'The Avengers' VFX Team Is Betting Big on Virtual Humans

Digital Domain raised the bar for visual effects in movies such as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Avengers: Endgame." The company's next challenge? To make autonomous, AI-powered humans look and sound like real people.

March 13, 2023

Protecting the Data that Makes Cities Smart

“Data collection is what makes cities and communities ‘smart.’ It can generate cost and time savings, increased productivity, and public health and safety,” according to “Balancing Privacy and Innovation in Smart Cities and Communities,” a March 6 report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

March 10, 2023

5 Energy Issues to Watch in Biden’s Budget

E&E News quotes Hoyu Chong in a story on President Biden's 2024 budget proposal.

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