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Call for Proposals: International Commotion Mesh Wireless Projects

September 17, 2014

Application Deadline Extended to October 1

The Open Technology Institute is pleased to announce its first call for proposals from groups interested in implementing Commotion-based wireless mesh networks. Due to funding restrictions, projects must be located outside of the United States.

Tech coalition urges support for Senate bill banning bulk collection of phone, Internet data

September 10, 2014
In a statement Robyn Greene, policy counsel with New America's Open Technology Institute, said CISA is "wholly inadequate."

"When it comes to cybersecurity, rather than recycling old ideas about cyber information sharing and weakening privacy protections, Congress should focus on cleaning up the mess that the NSA has made of our Internet," said Greene in a statement.

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The (Not So) New Urban Sphere

  • By
  • Hollie Russon-Gilman,
  • New America Foundation
September 8, 2014 |
In the 21st Century, digital technologies provide opportunities, and challenges for improving service delivery and quality of life in urban settings. It’s not that these solutions are all “high tech.” Some employ relatively intuitive and simple–to-use technology in a way that facilitates a transformed relationship between citizens and the state.



Governments need to regain trust of the governed

  • By
  • Hollie Russon-Gilman,
  • New America Foundation
September 6, 2014 |

Privacy groups pressure Senate on NSA

September 5, 2014
“Based on these important improvements, a wide range of major technology companies and public interest groups spanning the political spectrum is eager for Congress to pass this legislation swiftly and without weakening the bill,” wrote the 43 groups, including the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, American Civil Liberties Union and the Constitution Project.

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