Archives: Open Technology Institute Articles and Op-Eds

Why U.S. net neutrality debate matters globally | The Hill

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • New America Foundation
August 28, 2014 |
At the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Istanbul next week, a multi-stakeholder group of representatives from around the world will gather to discuss the most pressing Internet policy issues of the day. Net neutrality will be high on the agenda, with one of the plenary sessions devoted to developing a common understanding of the issue. From a continent away, the conversation will invariably turn to what's happening here in the U.S. at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and how it impacts the global policy conversation.

The Dangers of High-Tech Profiling, Using Big Data | The New York Times

  • By
  • Seeta Gangadharan,
  • New America Foundation
August 6, 2014 |
The rise of commercial data profiling is exacerbating existing inequities in society and could turn de facto discrimination into a high-tech enterprise.

The Future Internet World Order | TIME Magazine

  • By
  • Robert Morgus,
  • New America Foundation
August 1, 2014 |
Pay attention to the "swing states" that will determine the future of Internet governance, which depends on a reshuffling of the prevailing world order.

How the NSA Hurts Our Economy, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Policy | Slate

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • New America Foundation
July 31, 2014 |
More than a year after the Snowden revelations, we’re clearly still grappling with the effects of NSA surveillance.

Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue | ISN

  • By
  • Robert Morgus,
  • Tim Maurer,
  • New America Foundation
July 31, 2014 |
Network surveillance systems and intrusion software were recently added to the list of conventional and dual-use technologies that are controlled under the Wassenaar Arrangement. For Tim Maurer and Robert Morgus, however, this is just the first step in regulating the growing export trade in surveillance technology.

The Myth of Everybody | Medium

  • By
  • Laurenellen McCann,
  • New America Foundation
July 31, 2014 |
Dear Civic Tech: If you really want to make change, we can do better.

OTI and Benton Foundation Argue for Strong Open Internet Protections Under Title II Authority | Benton Foundation

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • New America Foundation
July 18, 2014 |
Over the past few months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received over a million net neutrality comments—a reflection of the broad and vocal interest around the country in the debate over the best path forward for strong open Internet protections. Yesterday, New America’s Open Technology Institute added our voice to the conversation, filing joint comments with the Benton Foundation in the Open Internet docket.

Boston Teens Take on the Budget | Boston Globe

  • By
  • Hollie Russon-Gilman,
  • New America Foundation
July 16, 2014 |
Engaging with constituents can be more than simply a twitter account. Some are even finding that participatory budgeting makes a useful re-election tool.

What Countries Will Shape the Future of the Internet? | Epoch Times

  • By
  • Tim Maurer,
  • Robert Morgus,
  • New America Foundation
July 13, 2014 |
In the future, who – or what – will govern the Internet? The answer to that question could also shed light on one of the biggest foreign policy questions of the decade: As power is shifting among states and diffusing, what is the future of the world order?

Citizen Science: A Pathway for Citizen Engagement and Innovation | Brookings Institution

  • By
  • Hollie Russon-Gilman,
  • New America Foundation
July 3, 2014 |
Sometimes macro level policies like those targeted at climate change can feel unwieldy for everyday citizens to effectively engage with and understand.
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