Today, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced the renewal of the charter of the Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, the appointment of members for the two-year term, and the Committee’s next meeting. The announcement selected 25 groups and individuals to participate on the committee and appointed Steve Pociask, president of ACI, as the Committee’s […]
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding today’s the House of Representative’s vote to increase regulations on internet services: “The passing of the “Save the Internet Act” in the House of Representatives today is not the innovative policy change the internet needs but rather a step […]
Dr. Krisztina Pusok was interviewed by Shirley Rooker on consumer privacy and you can listen to the radio interview and podcast here.
Most Americans are aware of Russia’s internet meddling with the reputation of candidates in the 2016 Presidential election. In the run up to election day in 2016, slanderous remarks were posted by trolls posing as opponents to Hillary Clinton. Other trolls posted character attacks on Presidential candidate Trump. Both sides urged readers to vehemently contradict […]
Governor Kemp has a bill to sign in Georgia, if encouraging the next generation of broadband, 5G, is important to his state. It should be and here is what is at stake. 5G is a wireless service about 70 times faster than today’s broadband network. The 5G network capacity will accommodate far more connections that […]
Today, a coalition of nine organizations wrote a letter urging support for comprehensive privacy legislation. The letter is available online.
ACI joined a coalition letter to the Federal Communications Commission in support of its pending Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its so-called “KidVid” regulations. With the advent of the internet and the significant transformations in the children’s video programming marketplace in recent decades, the current rules governing children’s educational program is ripe for reform and […]
Preventing duplicative and discriminatory taxes on digital goods means more money in the pockets of consumers, and more freedom to shop as they choose. To read this opinion piece, visit THE HILL.
Congress has less than 10 months until CCPA and other state legislation kicks in to figure out an optimal solution for protecting the online privacy of American consumers. The current patchwork of state privacy laws has not served Americans well, and it’s threatening to become more confusing and complex for businesses to thrive and consumers […]
The Chinese government uses many of its state-run media to implant in the U.S. internet a “distorted and biased narrative portraying a utopian view of the Chinese government and party.” The propaganda is intended to undermine western values that China deems would erode party domination. It uses paid social media posters to place propaganda and […]