Items tagged "consumer choice"

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Public Knowledge, Groups Urge GSMA to Preserve Consumer Ownership Rights of Mobile Devices

April 25, 2018 Cell Phone Unlocking , consumer choice , consumer protections , eSIM , GSMA

Today, Public Knowledge joins Consumers Union and Center for Democracy & Technology in a letter urging the Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) to preserve consumers’ ownership and portability rights over their mobile devices.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Report of Possible AT&T-Verizon Collusion

April 20, 2018 AT&T , collusion , Competition , consumer choice , Verizon

Today, reports indicate that the Department of Justice is investigating alleged collusion between AT&T and Verizon at GSMA, a standards-setting body. The alleged collusion would make it more difficult for consumers to move from one carrier to another.

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Amazon, Google Feud Jeopardizes Consumer Choice

December 6, 2017 Competition , consumer choice , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Amazon and Google are putting consumers in the middle of a corporate battle between the two technology giants. According to the reports, Google has blocked YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show, and will be removing its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV. This is in response to Amazon refusing to carry certain Google hardware products in its store. Public Knowledge contends that this behavior by major platforms jeopardizes consumer choice.

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The Case for the Digital Platform Act: Foreword by Tom Wheeler

May 8, 2019 Competition Policy , consumer choice , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

A late 1970’s television commercial for stock brokerage firm E.F. Hutton closed with the tagline, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” On technology-related policy matters in the 21st century, when Harold Feld talks, people listen. We now have the advantage of Harold’s speaking between two covers. The volume you hold in your hands is a tour de force of the issues raised by the digital economy and internet capitalism. Whether you agree or disagree with Harold, these thoughts will stretch your intellect and stimulate your thinking.

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Creating A Cybersecurity “Energy Star”

July 20, 2018 consumer choice , Cybersecurity , sustainability

Although a cybersecurity labeling system similar to Energy Star should prove valuable, we still have some questions to answer, chiefly: What would such a system look like? Who would run it? And how would someone earn the label?

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