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RESOURCE SECURITY and NATIONAL NETWORK
New America Announces the Recipients of the Weather Eye Award for Local Reporting

The Weather Eye Award is a one-year partnership with three local reporters who have a strong commitment to disaster resilience.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Congress Passed the CLOUD Act, Ignoring Most Privacy and Human Rights Concerns

OTI and many other privacy and human rights groups oppose this bill because it fails to include adequate safeguards for individual rights.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Congress Erred in Passage of FOSTA, Threatening the Internet and Trafficking Victims

Through the passage of this bill, Congress has may have pushed victims further into the dark and stifled free expression online.


MUSLIM DIASPORA INITIATIVE
New America Launches Project on Anti-Muslim Activities in the United States

The project, led by Robert L. McKenzie, documents anti-Muslim activities in the United States from 2012 to the present day.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Opposes Sen. Kennedy's Loophole-Ridden Net Neutrality Bill

Sen. John Kennedy's newly announced bill is a step backwards in the ongoing fight for net neutrality.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Disappointed in the House-Passed FOSTA-SESTA Bill

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 388-25, an amended version of the FOSTA bill.


NEW AMERICA
New America Statement on Michael S. Smith

Michael S Smith II’s fellowship with New America has been terminated following his use of inappropriate language.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
San Francisco’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Municipal Fiber Releases Net Neutrality Report

The city of San Francisco's Blue Ribbon Panel on Municipal Fiber released a report on net neutrality, digital privacy, and local control.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
National Academies Report on Encryption Should Pave the Way to Move Past the “Backdoor” Debate

The NAS report comes at a critical time, as the administration’s campaign for encryption backdoors has accelerated.


BRETTON WOODS II
BTA partners with Emercoin to Advance Social Impact Projects

BTA and Emercoin will work together to pursue ground-breaking blockchain pilots designed to meet global social and governance challenges.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Opposes the CLOUD Act

The CLOUD Act is intended to provide easier pathways both for the U.S. government to access electronic data held overseas.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Hires Former PCLOB Executive Director as New Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy

OTI announced today that it has hired Sharon Bradford Franklin as its Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy.