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ACI researcher Alan Daley has the written a piece on a new cyber-security legislative proposal. You can read the piece on the HILL at http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/293379-cybersecurity-follow-through-is-welcomed.
There are thousands of ways for government to better accommodate business’ and consumers’ interests. One of them is in adjusting customs duties on low-value shipments from abroad. When we return from travel to the U.S., we are allowed to import up to $800 in goods without paying customs duty. Those purchases are scrutinized by US [...]
Most people know patents as tools to protect inventors and creators. Our patent system provides an incentive to follow through on a good idea or a new way of doing something. It ensures that inventors will be able to benefit financially from their invention, disallowing others from taking a product and selling it on their [...]
Last week, the Senate voted to repeal a controversial tax found within the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The tax was a 2.3% levy on medical devices, which, once in effect, is expected to generate almost $30 billion in tax dollars. The tax would hit nearly every medical device imaginable—pacemakers, syringes, CT scanning machines, and [...]
Spamhaus and Cyberbunker are scuffling in the Internet and the public is their victim. Spamhaus, whose mission is to identify trouble spots on the Internet, identified Cyberbunker as a chronic spammer. In retaliation, it appears that Cyberbunker used a bot-net to orchestrate the largest-ever denial of service attack focused against Spamhaus. The attack spread delay [...]
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This piece, written by Steve Pociask and published on March 22, 2013, is available for download on the Huffington Post website.
The New York Federal Reserve Board reported in May 2012 that U.S. Household debt, including home mortgages, consumer credit, auto loans, and student loans totaled $11 trillion, down a little since 2011, as families adjusted what they owe to a more tolerable level. In contrast, Federal debt grows steadily and stands at $16.6 trillion. Big [...]
The Marketplace Fairness Act, which was reintroduced a few months back, is being attached to the Senate budget currently making its way through the Senate. A vote on the bill, through a “reserve fund” proposal, is expected soon, forcing a decision on a bill that has been bandied about Congress for the past several years. [...]
Internet security is much in the news. At a retail level, consumers are concerned primarily with identity theft and invasion of privacy. At the nation-state level consumers are concerned with damage inflicted by a sovereign adversary. Both are troublesome, but they call for different protections and responses. While still better than nothing, retail antivirus software [...]
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