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Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: France

With a new president who has taken an aggressive stand on encryption, it seems that the encryption debate in France is just beginning.


A 21st-Century Town Hall?

This case study introduces students to the field of civic technology and the possibility that it could help to amplify citizen engagement.


Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: Germany

Germany has a unique relationship with encryption that stands in stark contrast with that of the U.K. and France.


Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: United Kingdom

This paper, the first of a four-part series, assesses the state of the encryption debate in the United Kingdom.


Ensuring a Future for Detecting Internet Disruptions

This report provides an overview on the state of the internet measurement community and explores ways to share internet measurement data.


Measuring Broadband in Schools

Assessing network health is a critical challenge facing public schools as they plan for both today’s and tomorrow’s broadband needs.


The Transparency Reporting Toolkit - Guide and Template

The Transparency Reporting Toolkit is a joint project by OTI and Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.


Internet Freedom at a Crossroads

Support for the promotion of internet freedom cuts across partisan lines.


Bugs in the System

This primer on the vulnerability ecosystem offers policy recommendations to ensure that vulnerabilities are discovered & patched quickly.


Getting Up to Speed

Today, an internet service plan is among the most important purchases that an American household can make.


The Transparency Reporting Toolkit

The Transparency Reporting Toolkit is a project by New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and Harvard University’s Berkman Center for


(Re)Building Technology

(Re)Building Technology Volume 2: Build it Ourselves is a compilation of practices and stories from our community technology work in 2015.