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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Applauds End to NSA “About Collection,” Urges Statutory Reform of Section 702

Today, the New York Times reported that the NSA is halting its collection of communications “about” its targets under Section 702.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Trump’s FCC Chair Announces Plan to Dismantle Net Neutrality

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to begin dismantling the Open Internet Order.


EDUCATION POLICY
Mary Alice McCarthy Joins Achieving the Dream Board of Directors

McCarthy’s expertise brings new policy depth to Achieving the Dream, on issues concerning workforce development and economic mobility.


NEW AMERICA
Former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park Joins New America Board

Park served as White House technology advisor based in Silicon Valley until January 2017


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Wireless Future Statement on the FCC Broadcast Incentive Auction

Today, the FCC announced the results from the first broadcast incentive auction.


NEW AMERICA
Robert McKenzie joins New America as Founding Director of Muslim Diaspora Initiative

Robert L. McKenzie, PhD has joined New America as a senior fellow and founding director of the new Muslim Diaspora Initiative.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
President Trump Wipes Out Internet Privacy Rules

President Trump signed into law a measure that repeals the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Statement on FCC Chairman’s Latest Attack on Lifeline

The move effectively stalls the implementation of the 2016 order and prevents the subsidy from reaching all low-income Americans.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Senate Abandons Consumers in its Quest to Allow ISPs to Sell Customer Data

Today, the Senate voted to repeal the broadband privacy rules passed by the FCC in October 2016.


NEW AMERICA
Former Viacom CEO Tom Freston Joins New America Board

Freston is a principal of Firefly3, an investment and consultancy firm which focuses on the media and entertainment industries.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Congress Takes Sledgehammer to Broadband Privacy Rules Through Congressional Review Act

The CRA would repeal the broadband privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last October.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Ranking Digital Rights Partners with Consumer Reports to Set Standards for Privacy and Security

A new initiative to develop a digital standard to measure the privacy and security of products, apps, and services