Archives: Open Technology Institute Articles and Op-Eds

Restricting Lifeline Program Funding Won't Make it More Efficient

  • By
  • Sarah Morris,
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • New America Foundation
April 29, 2013 |

A Failing Grade for Broadband

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • New America Foundation
April 17, 2013 |

Mining the Brain for Profit | The Washington Post

  • By
  • Grady Johnson,
  • New America Foundation
March 31, 2013 |

It’s Like They’re Reading My Mind | Slate

  • By
  • Grady Johnson,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Sean Vitka
March 25, 2013 |

Against Hypocrisy: Updating Export Controls for the Digital Age

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • Tim Maurer,
  • New America Foundation
March 9, 2013 |

The Real Barrier to Freely Unlocking Cellphones: Mobile Carriers

  • By
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • Sarah Morris,
  • Brian Duggan,
  • New America Foundation
March 7, 2013 |

On Monday, the White House threw its support behind a petition to make unlocking cellphones legal. “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cellphones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones,” R.

How Groups Like the NRA Captured Congress—and How to Take It Back

  • By
  • Lorelei Kelly,
  • New America Foundation
March 7, 2013 |

Why are the House and Senate so dysfunctional? It's easy to round up the usual suspects -- lobbyists, cash, and partisan extremists. But Congress is less corrupt and venal than it is incapacitated and obsolete.

The problem is that it cannot think for itself.

Original Article

Data Caps Could Dim Online Learning's Bright Future

  • By
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • New America Foundation

Will the Internet remake education? Prestigious universities like Stanford and Georgetown now offer free classes to any student with an Internet connection and an attention span. Educators and policy makers believe these new online courses could make higher education more available and affordable for all.

Original Article

At a Crossroads and In the Crosshairs: Technology & the Future of Democracy

  • By
  • Sascha Meinrath,
  • Tim Maurer,
  • New America Foundation
February 19, 2013 |

Today we sit at a critical juncture in technology and telecommunications history -- a time when utopian and dystopian trajectories are both possible, and when our thoughts and actions will shape the very future of participatory democracy. In Europe, privacy battles focus on how to protect the rights of citizens in a digital era. The network neutrality debates in Brazil and South Korea last year underscored the importance of the continuing effort to uphold principles of the Internet’s founding tenets.

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