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United States Telecom Association et al v. Federal Communications Commission

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3F95E49183E6F8AF85257FD200505A3A/$file/15-1063-1619173.pdf

Decision of a three judge appellate court panel that supports the concept of net neutrality in affirming the FCC’s authority to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service and promote Internet openness.  Telecommunications companies had challenged the regulatory authority of the FCC in this area and argued it infringed on First Amendment rights. From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0609-yrbs.html

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Social Media in Congress: The Impact of Electronic Media on Member Communications

Categories: Congress,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44509.pdf

Explains how the cost, speed and reach of social media have transformed the way members of Congress communicate with their constituents.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

E-Stats 2014: Detailed Tables

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/econ/2014-e-stats.html

14 tables which cover manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services e-commerce activity.  From the Census Bureau

 

E-Stats 2014: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/econ/e14-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2014, as well as revisions to 2013 estimates, and places these estimates in historical perspective.  From the Census Bureau

 

U.S. Supreme Court: Policies and Perspectives on Video and Audio Coverage of Appellate Court Proceedings

Categories: Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676857.pdf

The U.S. Supreme Court does not provide video coverage of oral arguments but does provide audio coverage of selected proceedings upon request.  This report reviews the Supreme Court’s current policies on audio and video coverage, the policies of other selected appellate courts, and benefits/concerns about expanding such coverage.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State

 

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