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Open Tech Talk is a monthly newsletter from the Open Technology Institute. You can check back here as new editions are added!

  • OTT #17: November 29, 2018 - The holiday season is upon us but OTI doesn't seem to be winding down. This fall, we hosted events to discuss encryption and consumer protections, and published our Transparency Reporting Toolkit 2.0 on Content Takedown Reporting.
  • OTT #16: September 13, 2018 - After a bit of a hiatus, Open Tech Talk returns with a look at how the OTI team spent their summer. From high-profile events to a plethora of agency and legal filings, this was a particularly busy time of year.
  • OTT #15: February 15, 2018 - As we turn over a new leaf to start 2018, we look back on the fight for FISA Section 702 reform, discuss the next steps for net neutrality, and highlight exciting OTI projects and initiatives.
  • OTT #14: December 13, 2017 - At the end of 2017, the director reflects back on the year that was, plus the two major policy fights that are still ahead of us before the end of the year.
  • OTT #13: October 23, 2017 - We publish a "progress report" on the FCC Chairman's tenure, take a look at the importance of the Lifeline program, and explore our extensive research and new interactive timeline tool detailing the history of FISA Section 702 compliance violations.
  • OTT #12: August 2, 2017 - The net neutrality "Day of Action" kicks off the month, OTI publishes papers on the state of encryption in Europe and censorship, and the Institute joins the Global Networks Initiative.
  • OTT #11: June 22, 2017 - Our public school broadband measurement project wraps up, the Director participates in a blue ribbon panel on affordable internet in San Francisco, and we welcome new members of the OTI staff.
  • OTT #10: May 11, 2017 - OTI's director revisits his predictions for the first 100 days, and offers some silver linings on unity in the tech industry and OTI priorities.
  • OTT #9: March 21, 2017 - Writing from SXSW, the director discusses challenges both new and old, and embraces the continuing fight for digital rights with two words: game on.
  • OTT #8: February 14, 2017 - The director discusses OTI’s new project, “Getting Internet Companies to Do the Right Thing,” and the importance of unity among internet advocates.
  • OTT #7: January 5, 2017 - Facing a new administration and pushback on core OTI objectives, the director outlines the “Seven Cs” plan of resistance.
  • OTT #6: November 2, 2016 - The FCC votes to approve strong new broadband privacy rules to govern ISPs, and OTI Director Kevin Bankston interviews Edward Snowden at Georgetown.
  • OTT #5: October 7, 2016 - OTI helps make the final push for the IANA ownership transfer to ICANN and Twitter adopts elements of OTI’s Transparency Reporting Toolkit.
  • OTT #4: September 8, 2016 - The recruitment process for OTI’s second class of TechCongress fellows begins, and OTI panels discuss broadband competitiveness and government hacking.
  • OTT #3: July 26, 2016 - OTI makes an appearance at Allied Media Conference and RDR appears TED Summit 2016. OTI also submits comments to EU regulatory body BEREC, in support of net neutrality.
  • OTT #2: June 23, 2016 - OTI scores a win with the upholding of the Open Internet Order, files comments regarding two different mergers, and launches a new website.
  • OTT #1: May 17, 2016 - New threats to strong encryption, Seattle broadband testing, Lifeline modernization, and the launching of TechCongress are all right here in our first issue.