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Statement: Sarah Morris of OTI on FCC’s Proposed Changes to Net Neutrality

April 24, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, it was reported that the Federal Communications Commission is planning to propose new rules that would replace the Open Internet Rules that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down in January of this year.

Sarah Morris, Senior Policy Counsel for the Open Technology Institute at New America, issued the following statement in response:

Moving Toward E-rate Reform: Focused comments on high-speed Internet access and better program transparency

April 23, 2014

As summer vacation approaches, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving forward on its plans to bring next-generation Internet connectivity to schools and libraries across the country. Big changes are likely coming in the next few months that will shift the way that E-rate—a program that subsidizes communications services for schools and libraries under the Universal Service Fund—supports high-speed Internet access.

Reply Comments on Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

April 22, 2014

The following is the introduction to the comments. Download a PDF of the full comments here.

How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws | The American Prospect

April 22, 2014

“This data-based discrimination strips crucial resources from working families and communities of color in ways that allow disadvantage to accumulate over time,” says Seeta Gangadharan, senior research fellow at the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation. “During the mortgage crisis, it is clear that African American and Latino families were targeted by the subprime industry—including by targeted online advertising. These families lost their homes and were foreclosed on at higher rates than other groups.

OTI and Partners Call on US Government to Strengthen The Principles Guiding Development of Encryption Standards

April 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and a coalition of eleven other digital rights, technology, privacy, and open government groups submitted a letter to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) calling upon the agency to strengthen its series of proposed principles to guide cryptographic standards development.
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