Congress may have gone home to campaign, but that hasn’t stopped bad internet bills and regulations from threatening to stifle innovation and limit online choices. To highlight some of the gravest – and most imminent – legislative and regulatory threats to e-commerce, NetChoice today unveiled a special edition of the Internet Advocates Watchlist for Ugly […]
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A new set of federal regulations intended to protect kids online ironically may end up decimating kid-friendly content on the Internet. NetChoice this week filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our submission highlights severe flaws with the new rules, […]
Steve was interviewed on CNN’s Situation Room on online sales tax collection. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2012/07/09/tsr-dnt-sylvester-internet-sales-tax.cnn
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal pulled the ostrich’s head out of the sand. They reported that Facebook is considering whether and how to accommodate users under the age of 13. It’s generating a flurry of coverage, but is anyone truly surprised? Several independent surveys have concluded that not only are children under the age of 13 […]
Privacy zealots have a big problem. In order to get what they want, they need people to be afraid, but gulf between their Chicken-Little claims and the actual experiences of most Internet users grows wider by the day. Their latest effort to salvage their ever-diminishing credibility comes in response to a seemingly innocuous Consumer Reports […]
We got a Rocky Mountain high after hearing news that the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado upheld Article 1 of the Constitution and struck down one of the most noxious state tax grabs in recent history. The Colorado Use Tax Reporting Regime was enacted in February 2010 and promptly earned a top […]
As you can tell from all the noise, there’s a party happening on the Internet. Users and consumers are whooping it up over all the innovations, information, and choices available at new online services. In addition to millions of job driven by e-commerce, consumers are able to do more, from any location, faster than ever […]
Because good news is so rarely reported, here’s a headline you probably won’t see today: Social Network Funds Grants to Protect Kids Online. Then again, it’s possible that some reporters will spin that into bad news to make for a flashy headline. For example, last November PEW came out with research on teens’ use of […]
With only a couple of days to spare before the state unleashed its tax collectors to trample Constitutional and Court protections for interstate commerce, Pennsylvania’s Governor delayed the imposition of sales tax demands on retailers with no presence whatsoever in the state. Had this tax grab not been delayed, it would have threatened the livelihood […]
For more than a decade, the Holy Grail for Internet marketers has been to find some way to improve their rankings in Google’s search algorithm. Now, thanks to Google’s new social search feature, anyone can grab hold of this once-elusive prize…just as long as they have a Google+ account. If you’ve done a Google search […]
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