How The DOTCOM Act Could Endanger Rather Than Protect Internet Freedom

April 10, 2014
The recent announcement that the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) intends to transfer key Internet domain name functions to the international multistakeholder community has led to a politically polarizing debate in the United States.

OTI Sends Letter To Congress on the DOTCOM Bill and the IANA Transition

April 9, 2014
Today, OTI and a coalition of public interest organizations sent a letter to Congress regarding the IANA transition and the proposed DOTCOM legislation ahead of the April 9 House Judiciary Committee hearing, "Should The Department Of Commerce Relinquish Direct Oversight Over ICANN?" View the full letter (PDF). The coalition sent a related

OTI Convenes Researchers to Discuss Data and Discrimination

April 4, 2014
Building on its work on privacy, civil rights, and social justice, the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will host a research convening focused on data and discrimination.

OTI to White House: Internet Surveillance is the Biggest "Big Data" Issue of All

April 4, 2014

Today, New America's Open Technology Institute submitted comments to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, the office that's been charged by the President with leading a 90-day review of the implications of "big data" for privacy, the economy, and public policy.

OTI Joins Letter Urging End to Bulk Data Collection

April 1, 2014
Today, OTI and a coalition of over 30 other organizations sent a letter to leaders in Washington calling for an end to the government's bulk collection of data about individuals. View the full letter (PDF).

OTI Sends Letter to Congress on the IANA Transition

April 1, 2014
Today, OTI and a coalition of public interest organizations sent a letter to Congress on the IANA transition ahead of the April 2 hearing on "Ensuring the Security, Stability, Resilience, and Freedom of the Global Internet." View the full letter (PDF).

The Honorable Greg Walden
Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Anna Eshoo

US Government Authorizes American Companies to Offer Online Courses in Iran

March 25, 2014

For the Persian New Year, the Obama Administration gave the gift of online learning to citizens in Iran.

​A Real Step? The Future of ICANN and How to Support It.

March 21, 2014
“Control” of the Internet has been a contentious issue for a long time. The 1990s witnessed tension between the Internet’s founders such as Jon Postel and the U.S. government. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was created in 1998 as the agency that now manages, assigns, and controls Internet domain names worldwide. The U.S. government was connected to ICANN through a contractual agreement, which has led some to consider the US government the controller of the Internet.
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