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CCIA Expresses Concern About DOJ Proposal Aimed At Social Media Companies Ahead Of Election

Washington — Weeks before the election, the Department of Justice is submitting a rare legislative proposal to Congress today to alter the law that allows social media sites to flag or remove misinformation and nefarious content. Attorney General William Barr is also expected to meet with Republican attorneys general today regarding unsubstantiated claims that social…

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Microsoft Domination Dealt Setback By Appeals Court

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today praised the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold the key monopoly maintenance charge against Microsoft. CCIA President and CEO Ed Black said “In upholding the most serious of the Sherman Act violations found by the District Court, this Court of Appeals, considered…

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CCIA Applauds Senate for Passing Cantwell – Enzi Amendment to ESEA Bill

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the Senate for adopting by unanimous consent the Cantwell – Enzi Amendment to Senate Bill 1, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The amendment requires schools wishing to implement a web-based education curriculum to develop comprehensive strategies for technology that include: (a) teacher development…

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Opening of Online Ticket Site Orbitz Troubles CCIA

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) expressed concern with today’s opening of the travel website Orbitz. Orbitz is an Internet joint venture among the nation’s five largest airlines that has attracted widespread scrutiny for anticompetitive behavior. Despite an ongoing review by 23 state attorneys general, the Department of Justice, and continued monitoring…

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CCIA Comments on New Report Detailing the Disturbing Online Activities of the Federal Government

Washington, DC- A new report released this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Federal Computer Week demonstrates the wide scope and large amount of e-commerce activity of the federal government – everything from selling translated newspapers to online bill payment services. “The level of e-commerce activity is staggering,” said Ed Black,…

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Senate Control and High Tech

Washington, DC- Ed Black, President and CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), released the following statement in reaction to Senator Jeffords’ decision to become an independent and join with Democrats in organizing the Senate: “Congress has traditionally considered high-technology issues on a bipartisan basis. While Senator Jeffords’ move is significant in many…

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