15th Annual Technology Policy Exhibition Demonstrators
Content Augmenting Media (CAM)
Content Augmenting Media (CAM) is an AT&T Patented technology that brings users the content they are interested in watching on television, while minimizing their time in searching for it. It accomplishes this by collecting information about the content from content providers, optionally extracting such information from the content itself by means of AT&T content analysis technology, aggregating such information into network streams that are personalized and delivered to the user's devices.
CAM is changing how you experience TV content. Users can define a profile in form of keywords and get real-time notification when the content of any channel matches their profile. The technology allows you to create a profile of keywords that are your areas of interest, including names of people, locations and other topics. While you are watching television, suggested programs will display based on your search topics. You can also change your profile on the fly by using your cell phone or tablet. No more searching forever only to miss what you wanted to watch.
Comcast and Skype: Video Calling on Your TV
Comcast, the nation's largest video and residential Internet service provider, and Skype have partnered to enable Comcast customers the ability to communicate with family and friends through HD video calling on their TV. Customers will soon be able to make and receive Skype video calls from their TV, whether their friends and family use Skype on their home TVs, PCs, compatible smartphones or tablets. In addition, customers will be able to make and receive Skype video and audio calls, or send instant messages via Skype on a TV - while watching their favorite TV show, or on their PC, compatible smartphone or tablet. With Skype, customers can share in the excitement of a big game, a birthday party or holiday, or a casual conversation with loved ones as if they are sitting in the same room. As real-time video communication becomes an increasingly integral part of the way people connect, Comcast continues to reinvent the ways in which customers interact with their video service by offering a simple, affordable, high-quality video calling experience to millions of homes.
While the United States of America was founded as a democracy where every citizen has the right to vote, historically there have been subsections of our population that have been disenfranchised from the voting process. Democracy Live was founded to ensure that every American has equal access to their ballot. Since 2008, Democracy Live has delivered cloud-based, electronic ballots to thousands of U.S. voters in hundreds of U.S. elections. Teaming with Microsoft Corp., Democracy Live was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to deliver electronic ballots to military personnel serving both stateside and overseas. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved funding for our LiveBallot technology in order to assist the 35 million voters with disabilities across the United States. With the LiveBallot technology, elections officials can ensure that two very important and often overlooked groups of American voters have equal access to their ballot.
Facebook allows policymakers to engage in a direct, dynamic, and authentic conversation with constituents in a way that was unimaginable a decade ago. Our experts will highlight innovative uses of Facebook by Members of Congress, government agencies, and political organizations and will provide best practices and answer questions about how attendees can optimize their Facebook experience. Facebook will also showcase recent privacy, safety, and security innovations and how the new timeline provides tools, features, and educational materials to help people control their information.
Federal Trade Commission
The Internet gives consumers access to countless products and services and makes everyday tasks faster and more convenient. At the same time, it can open the door to scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. The newly revamped OnGuardOnline.gov features articles, videos, infographics, games, and tutorials to help people be safe, secure and responsible online. The site provides practical tips about online safety and security, including information about protecting kids online, avoiding fraud, and securing computers. The new OnGuard Online Blog provides the latest news and practical tips from cybersecurity experts across the federal government. The blog highlights important announcements about investigations, new education programs, research, and policy changes. The FTC, in partnership with 15 other federal agencies, maintains OnGuardOnline.gov - a partner in the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.
Enabling Security in Ubiquitous Cloud Computing
Fujitsu will display leading edge technologies that highlight solutions for the mobile workforce and cloud services, addressing both the security issues and the networks supporting these technologies. * Fujitsu will demonstrate its LifeBook and Stylistic tablet computers, which provide ubiquitous access to needed information and applications via pen and touch gesturing. These products will also demonstrate best-in-class security features, including: biometric recognition, Trusted Platform Module, imbedded CompuTrace, and CAC card slots. * We will also discuss the FLASHWAVE 9500, 4100ES and CDS packet-optical networking solutions used to deliver private cloud services with much higher reliability and security than alternative solutions. *Fujitsu will also demonstrate its award-winning PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication solution, as well as the NuVola Private Cloud Platform which combines Fujitsu's robust server and storage hardware with advanced software tools and utilities.
Future of Privacy Forum
Application Developer Responsible Data Use Project (AppPrivacy)
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Application Developer Responsible Data Use Project (AppPrivacy) aims to provide application developers with the tools and resources necessary to implement responsible information collection and use practices. The Internet has seen an incredible proliferation in the number of mobile and web applications, or "apps," available to users. Apps are now integral to the way people experience social networks and the mobile Internet. Many of these apps are supported by advertisements, and some collect information from users to help advertisers display ads that are tailored to users' interests. It is important that users understand how their data is collected and used when they interact with apps. Developers can help facilitate this understanding by using the many resources available on the AppPrivacy website, and adopting recommended industry standards.
YouTube Merch Store & Content ID
YouTube will highlight the tools it has built to help copyright owners make money from music fans' engagement. Demos will include the YouTube Merch Store, a feature that allows musicians to sell merchandise, sell fans local concert tickets, and sell digital MP3 downloads and an overview of Content ID, a system that scans hundreds of years of video every day to find musical works in user uploads.
Cybersecurity - We have an app for that!
Everyone knows that user names and passwords are insecure. HID Global will demonstrate a solution that gives users the option to use strong authentication technology to access many different internet banking or other online sites with their choice of form factor: fob, smartphone, smart card, etc. This eliminates the hassle of having to remember multiple user names and passwords for all of the different applications users logon to. Our solution is privacy-enhancing because users do not have to reveal personally identifiable information everytime they go to a site, information that could be captured by a keystroke logger, someone looking over their shoulder, or in some cases, by someone seeing their password written down somewhere. This solution illustrates how easily privacy and security can be enhanced and made more user-friendly.
Enable Trusted G2C using Identity Proofing (IDP) and Two Factor Authentication (TFA)
HP/Equifax will demonstrate how identity authentication can be used as a foundation for secure online transactions in any environment. The solution is a revolutionary combination of standards-based patented tools that provide true two-factor authentication through the use of devices users already have: cell phones, pagers, email, web connected phones, and voice biometrics. Learn how progressive authentication can be applied based on the risk presented by the end user, the sensitivity of the transaction, or environmental risks like IP geo-location, frequency or mobile device risk. This solution is ideal for use in any application where face to face identification may not be practical and the cost of tokens, fobs and cards is prohibited. The cloud based HP/Equifax Authentication can be leveraged by government, enterprise, or consumer facing environments.
Internet Systems Consortium
Breaking DNS Firewalls
This demo will show how to trivially bypass a DNS Firewall, as millions of Americans would do if mandated DNS blocking as described in early versions of the SOPA and PROTECT-IP bills should become law. In addition, our demo will grant observation and control capabilities for US Internet traffic to non-US DNS servers.
Intuit GoPayment (GoPayment.com) enables anyone who sells a product or service to get paid fast no matter where they are by easily processing credit or debit cards via their mobile phone or tablet. This free mobile application works for all kinds of small businesses, from crafters and caterers to hairstylists and accountants. When using the GoPayment App from a compatible phone or tablet device, one can enter an amount and swipe any Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express debit or credit card through the FREE and secure Intuit Credit Card Reader, which fits right into the device's audio jack. The cardholder can sign for the transaction on the device and an email or text with a customized receipt will be sent to the customer. Funds are deposited directly into a user's bank account within 2 to 3 business days. GoPayment works on a variety of popular phones with broad support for Apple and Android mobile devices.
Demand for pirated goods continues to rise, with industry sources estimating annual revenue lost to counterfeiting and piracy to be $200 billion worldwide. MarkMonitor AntiPiracy™ protects a company's digital content and associated revenue with a scalable solution for copyright hollders. The MarkMonitor monitoring and enforcement platform sends out over 60 million notices a year and tracks compliance for clients. Its web-based reporting system enables an organization to move beyond day-to-day enforcement operations and manage piracy problems more strategically and proactively. MarkMonitor AntiPiracy supports all major European, Asian and South American languages and is fully compliant with the high standards of the EU Directive and U.S. laws regarding evidence collection procedures.
Kinect for XBox 360
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. Controller-free gaming means full body play. Kinect responds to how you move. So if you have to kick, then kick. If you have to jump, then jump. You already know how to play. All you have to do now is to get off the couch.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
National Broadband Map
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be exhibiting the national broadband map, an interactive online tool that shows what broadband providers, services and speeds are available in every census block across the country. The map, which was launched in February of 2011 and is funded by the 2009 Recovery Act, is powered by a searchable database of more than 20 million records that can be sliced, diced and sorted in many ways. NTIA, part of the Commerce Department, created the map in collaboration with the FCC. The two agencies are updating it twice a year using data collected by the states from more than 1,700 broadband providers and other sources. The map serves many types of users. Business owners and consumers can type an address into the map to pull up a list of local broadband providers, along with details on maximum advertised speeds and technology used to provide service. Economic developers can point to the data in the map to market communities to businesses and residents looking for cutting-edge telecommunications services. Research firms and academics can study the map to figure out which states, counties and census blocks have the fastest broadband connections and compare those findings with demographic data, such as income and race. And policymakers can use information from the map to identify where network gaps still exist and craft policies to help close the digital divide.
NeuSentry - A New Layer in Information Security
Cybercrime has evolved to the point where the increasing numbers of attackers have become focused, targeted, and persistent. Existing tools focus on strengthening a company's defenses, but because of the sophistication of the Advanced Persistent Threat and the reality of so called "zero day" vulnerabilities, systems will be compromised - despite the quality and layers of those defenses. NeuSentry provides an additional and innovative new dimension for protecting a company's valuable data. NeuSentry searches the Internet for evidence of a breach or other malfeasance, not by focusing on a given event, but by looking for the "cyber footprints" that the events leave on the Internet. By monitoring from the outside, Neustar can provide early/realtime notifications when a customer's breach occurs, leaving the company far better able to stop, mitigate, and recover from an attack.
Open Technology Initiative
The Commotion Wireless Project
The Commotion Wireless Project is a wireless mesh software toolkit designed to facilitate emergency communication when existing infrastructure is down or overloaded, and to implement open tech solutions that encourage continued adaptation and use of these technologies. This demonstration will use mobile phones, laptops, and consumer-grade routers to illustrate how a wireless network can quickly be deployed, expanded, and used as a local communications tool, even in the absence of Internet access and commercial infrastructure.
iPad app that will show Members of Congress every bill, the sentiment of their constituents, organizations' positions, and provide a bill text reader and annotation tool.
Responsive Process Management for the Mobile Worker
Progress Software brings unprecedented control and visibility into business operations giving the power to immediately sense and respond to threats or opportunities with finely-tuned drill-down capabilities. Stay ahead of problems with continuous business process improvement. Agencies cannot afford delays because employees are out of touch with the decisions they need to make." With the enhanced functionality, business users have the ability to not only monitor, manage, analyze, but also to act on information stored across a variety of data sources, including IBM mainframe CICS, SAP, Oracle, and OpenSource environments, at any time and in any place. Will demonstrate how Progress Software keeps the mobile worker informed on how operationally responsive their agency is in real-time resulting in significant cost savings for the organization.
Research In Motion
The BlackBerry demo will feature the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet as a stand alone solution and in conjunction with BlackBerry smartphones. Consumer and government device uses will be featured.
Personal 3-D Viewer
Enjoy private screenings in jaw-dropping 2D or 3D HD and ear-pleasing 5.1-channel surround sound that simulates the feeling of being in your very own movie theater1. Feel like you're sitting 12 feet away from a 150" screen and make getting into your game or watching your favorite movie an all-new adventure. Get not one, but two HD OLED displays which are known for outstanding brightness, contrast, color and clarity. Adjust forehead and headband straps for a fully customized fit designed for heads large and small. Keep the unit connected to your TV at all times - with HDMI® pass-through you don't have to unplug it when not in use. As long as it's connected, simply turn on your Personal 3D Viewer and whatever is on your TV will be instantly switched to the unit. As soon as it's powered down, the images will instantly pop back up on your TV.
3D for STEM Education, Pico Projection, and 3D Finger Printing
DLP technology from Texas Instruments is a precise, digital imaging chip that powers today's best projectors and display devices and can be found at the heart of sophisticated devices for medical, printing, security and more. Cutting edge products using DLP technology will be demonstrated, including: * 3D education content, which significantly improves student understanding of spatial concepts in STEM education; * Pico Projection so small it fits inside handheld mobile internet devices, enabling big picture experiences for collaboration in education, entertainment and business settings; * 3D finger printing, which reduces false positives and negatives, as well as prevents forgery for applications in commercial and homeland security.
EU OBA Compliance
Under the EU Cookie Directive, which encompasses changes to the EU 2002 e-privacy directive, companies are required to get "informed" consent from a user prior to storing or accessing information on that user's computer. This may include "cookies" used to track a user's movements, over time (otherwise known as online behavioral advertising). The Directive also presents significant technological challenges to compliance for new and existing publishers and data providers - especially US companies that are seeking to comply with the EU's data protection framework. To make the process as seamless and simple as possible, TRUSTe has introduced an EU OBA Compliance technology solution, designed to help advertisers, agencies, DSPs, exchanges, ad networks, and publishers ensure compliance with the EU Cookie directive. At the State of the Net, TRUSTe would appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate how our solution works to provide notice and choice on behalf of the relevant player - advertiser, ad network, publisher, etc. -that is placing the cookie on a user's machine. In addition, we would also demonstrate how our solution benefits users - by helping them keep track of their OBA choices and letting them amend these choices in the future if desired.
Greater Energy Efficiency - 4Home Connected Solutions, a division of Motorola Mobility, Inc., and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network will soon provide real-time remote monitoring and control of consumers' homes and their energy consumption will be possible using select smartphones. The services currently include energy management, home security and monitoring, home health, and media management. There will be a variety of new smartphones and tablets on hand to experience the speed and reliability of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network.
Young Adult Library Services Association
Using Mobile Phones to Encourage Teen Reading
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, teen gains in reading achievement have been nearly stagnant in recent years. However, in 2010 the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that 75% of teens own cell phones. Using the latest technology to turn teens on to books can help make gains in reading achievement. The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, will demonstrate the first ever teen book finder app for a smart phone. The demonstration will show users how easy it is for parents, teens, educators and librarians to find quality recommended reading for teens for free via a mobile phone, and to identify a nearby library that has the book available for borrowing. This app provides quick and practical information from a trusted source. YALSA will have mobile phones on hand loaded with the app showing users how timely information on the latest recommended reading can be delivered to users via the app.