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The City That Never Sleeps Is Waking up to Its Pay Problems

Is New York--and the rest of America--failing the the Fair Labor Standards Act? Tyler S. Bugg explores.

Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity Initiative Business-Policy Roundtable #2

EVENT October 20, 2015 12:00 PM– 02:00 PM

Tuesday October 20, 2015

12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

New America's Cybersecurity Team works with its networks and other partners to organize and support events that promote the Initiative's objectives. The Business-Policy Roundtable is a monthly convening of top cybersecurity policy experts and business leaders. 

The New America Cyber Business-Policy Roundtable is happy to welcome Managing Director ...

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EVENT October 21, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Wednesday October 21, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

[u'156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor', u'New York, NY 10010']

Does the economic impact of the sharing economy live up to its hype? Join New America NYC for a conversation on the "Uber economy" and how to sustain economic power in the hands of American workers.

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press release | October 09, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Open Technology Institute, Privacy Advocates Urge Wireless Industry to Protect Personal Data of Low-income Americans

Yesterday, New America’s Open Technology Institute (“OTI”) and 11 other consumer advocacy groups (“privacy advocates”) filed an Opposition to a petition filed in August by CTIA - The Wireless Association, in which wireless carriers asked the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its authority to safeguard the sensitive information of Lifeline program applicants.

article | October 09, 2015 | Open Technology Institute
Hands Up, Don't Film: Body Worn Cameras and Protests

Hands Up, Don't Film: Body Worn Cameras and Protests

Emily Hong Jake Laperruque

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in front of the Capitol to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. For the 2015 rally, the organizers have recast their mission in the language of the Black Lives Matter movement, renamed it “Justice or Else,” and updated the call of solidarity to an array of underrepresented groups. In advance of the event, police-protester tensions have already been raised. The DC Metro Police Department has issued traffic advisories and arranged for special police monitoring teams to be present on the Mall. But will police officers present this weekend be wearing body cameras? And if they do, will civil rights and civil liberties be protected or put at risk?