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Why 76 Lawmakers Just Voted Against Their Own Bill to Reform the NSA | The Washington Post

May 22, 2014

The White House came out in support of the bill on Wednesday. But many privacy advocates and a coalition of technology companies dropped their support in light of the changes made to the bill. A blog post from Kevin Bankston, the policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, laid out some areas of concern for the groups.

Surveillance Reform Bill Weakened, Privacy Groups Charge | The Washington Post

May 20, 2014

“Put another way, it may ban ‘bulk’ collection of all records of a particular kind, but still allow for ‘bulky’ collection impacting the privacy of millions of people,” said Robyn Greene, policy counsel for the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute.

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NSA Reform Bill Passes House, Despite Loss of Support From Privacy Advocates | The Washington Post

May 22, 2014

But in a blog post, Kevin Bankston the policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute identified a number of areas where he says the bill had been weakened, including limiting transparency reporting provisions for tech companies affected by government data requests and the selector term issue decried by Lofgren.

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‘Net Neutrality’ Puts FCC at Center of Storm | The Washington Post

May 14, 2014

Silicon Valley is “very frustrated,” said Marvin Ammori, a technology-policy consultant who helped organize a letter of protest to the FCC from more than 100 tech start-ups and big companies including Google, Facebook and Yahoo.

Ammori said the tech community picked Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 primaries after he aggressively courted them, partly with his stance on the Internet. “They were the only really rich people in 2008 who weren’t already rich in 1996 and therefore not part of the Clinton family legacy,” Ammori said.

Anne-Marie Slaughter on Forging Confidence and a Career

May 12, 2014

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Eu Court: People Entitled To Control Own Online Histories | The Washington Post

May 13, 2014

“It definitely makes Europe a less favorable place for these companies to do business... But that's a balance these countries are allowed to make,” said Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor. “Even though the Internet started in America, I don't ...

FCC Chair Responds to Net Neutrality Backlash: ‘I Could Not Agree With You More’ | The Washington Post

May 9, 2014

Alan Davidson, director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and a coalition organizer, said he was glad to see the response.

"The key question is what this means for the commission's open Internet proceeding and it's upcoming rule-making notice," Davidson said. "We hope it signals real progress towards stronger protections for consumers against discrimination on their internet connections."

Bill to Reform NSA Set to Move to House Floor | The Washington Post

May 8, 2014

“The bill is admittedly an imperfect compromise,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. “But make no mistake: USA Freedom, if passed, would still be the most powerful new law to regulate government’s national security surveillance powers since the spying scandals of the ’70s prompted Congress to pass the original Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.”

Surveillance-Bill Compromise Close in House, Would End Mass NSA Collection of Phone Data | The Washington Post

May 7, 2014

“Although the new version” of the bill “does not contain all of the reforms that were in the previous version, it is still far and away the best NSA reform bill on the table in the House,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director with the Open Technology Institute.

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