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Letter to FTC Regarding Internet of Things by Dan Caprio (McKenna Long & Aldridge)

On Behalf of the Transatlantic Computing Continuum Policy Alliance, I am pleased to submit these comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) request for public comment on the privacy and security implications of the Internet of Things (IoT). We commend the FTC for holding its IoT workshop November 19, 2013 and apprecite the opportunity to participate.    Read More.

Center for Public Policy Innovation Hosts Policy Forum on the 'Internet of Everything'

On November 7, 2012, CPPI hosted a policy forum for key lawmakers and their staff entitled "Futurist Policy Initiative: Internet of Everything" on Capitol Hill. During the event, which was co-sponsored by Cisco, a world leader in Internet of Everything' (IoE) thought leadership, leading experts from government and the IT industry outlined the key policy and regulatory areas they believe will have the greatest impact on helping to foster the future advancement of IoE, the next big wave of innovation worth an estimated $14.4 trillion in global economic value.    Read More.

Cisco CEO Pegs Internet of Things as $19 Trillion Market

Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Chambers said that the Internet of Everything -- connected products ranging from cars to household goods -- could be a $19 trillion opportunity.In a keynote presentation yesterday at the International Consumer Electronics Show that also featured comedian Sarah Silverman, Chambers drew a picture of a world in which objects in homes, at airports, at hotels and elsewhere that are connected to the Internet know peoples’ preferences. That could lead to consumers buying more goods, he said.    Read More


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Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Is Seriously Serious About Drone Deliveries (Wired)

April 21, 2014

In the beginning, Amazon was a lot like any other startup. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos did a little bit of everything for the company.

“Nineteen years ago, I drove the Amazon packages to the post office every evening in the back of my Chevy Blazer,” Bezos writes in his latest annual letter to shareholders. “My vision extended so far that I dreamed we might one day get a forklift.”

information we call “big data.”

Study says national cyber plan hurts US
April 18, 2014
(The Hill) - A new report claims that the Commerce Department’s voluntary cybersecurity framework could end up undermining the online protections it seeks....

Tomorrow's Internet less resilient, says report
April 18, 2014
(Fierce Government) - The Internet of tomorrow will be less resilient, less available and not as robust as today's, warns a think tank and an insurance company....

Unbounded Robotics Launches Robot Platform for Education, Research
April 18, 2014
(CIO) - If you fear the rise of robots, the latest humanoid-style machine has an "emergency stop to prevent robot apocalypse."...

Police arrest first accused Heartbleed hacker in Canada
April 17, 2014
(The Hill) - A 19-year-old Ontario man is accused of using the Web encryption bug called Heartbleed to hack into the Canadian government’s tax agency and steal people’s information....

AT&T threatens to boycott airwave auction
April 17, 2014
(The Hill) - AT&T is threatening to sit out the Obama administration’s highly anticipated spectrum auction next year, which will sell of billions of dollars worth of airwaves....

App group adds eight new members
April 17, 2014
(The Hill) - Ride-finder app Lyft, review company FindTheBest and telecom firm Syniverse were among the companies hopping onboard the app trade group. The new members add to the group...

Cell carriers clashing over auction rules
April 17, 2014
(The Hill) - The Obama administration is hashing out the ground rules for a blockbuster spectrum auction next year that will pit the nation’s top wireless carriers against each other....

Zero day vulnerabilities shared unless national security needs them, says White House
April 17, 2014
(Fierce Government IT) - Intelligence agencies that discover an unpatched vulnerability will turn that knowledge over to software manufacturers for remediation purposes – unless there exists "a c...


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