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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Dismayed at House Intelligence Committee's Abdication of its Oversight Authority on Section 702

The House Intelligence Committee abdicated its responsibility to the public in its oversight of Section 702 reauthorization.


EDUCATION POLICY
As House Republicans Release HEA Bill, New America Experts Identify Key Questions for Analysis

A new bill is expected to include sweeping changes to the way in which the federal government regulates higher education.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Strongly Opposes House Intelligence Committee’s Bill to Expand All FISA Surveillance and Reauthorize Section 702

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's bill will reauthorize and expand invasive surveillance law.


EDUCATION POLICY
Announcing the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX)

Announcing a new fellows program for mid-career specialists in the learning sciences, policy, journalism, and entertainment


NEW AMERICA
Lenny Mendonca to Chair New America Board of Directors

New America is pleased to announce that long-time board member Lenny Mendonca has been appointed as the new chair of its board of directors.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal is a Threat to Consumers, the Economy, and Internet Freedom

FCC Chairman Pai announced an Order that would repeal net neutrality rules.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Welcomes Senate USA Liberty Act Which Significantly Improves Upon House Bill

The Senate USA Liberty Act provides a way forward for Congress to reauthorize Section 702 and increase protections for Americans' privacy.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
FCC Passes Proposal That Would Destroy the Lifeline Program

More than just a subsidy, Lifeline is a critical program that offers families a pathway out of poverty.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI's Statement on the Vulnerabilities Equities Process Charter

Today, Rob Joyce, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, released a new charter for the Vulnerability Equities Process (VEP).


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Urges House Judiciary Committee to Strengthen USA Liberty Act’s Reforms in Markup

As the House Judiciary Committee debates its bill to reauthorize and reform Section 702, OTI urges the committee to strengthen the bill.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI Urges Additional Improvements to USA Liberty Act After House Judiciary Committee Markup

Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved the USA Liberty Act (H.R. 3989), its bill to reauthorize and reform Section 702.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OTI and 44 Groups Send Coalition Letter Opposing Senate Intel’s Bill to Reauthorize and Expand Section 702 Surveillance

The bill would not enact any of the meaningful and reasonable reforms that Congress has been debating for years.