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Statement on Comcast Announcement to buy Time Warner Cable

February 13, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Comcast today announced plans to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion-dollar deal that would combine the country’s two biggest cable companies.
 
The following statement can be attributed to Sarah Morris, Senior Policy Counsel for the Open Technology Institute at New America:

Obama Says Nsa's Mass Collection Of U.S. Phone Data Will End | Wall Street Journal

January 17, 2014

"Although we're heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials," said Sascha Meinrath, Director ...

STATEMENT: OTI on President's NSA Speech: Some Positive Signs, But Key Questions Remain Unaddressed

January 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – In a speech this morning, President Obama addressed the controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and laid out a number of steps his Administration would take to respond to that controversy.  The following statement responding to the President's speech can be attributed to Kevin Bankston, Policy Director of New America's Open Technology Institute:

Obama Says NSA's Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Data Will End | The Wall Street Journal

January 17, 2014

Still, many privacy advocates said Mr. Obama's plans remained incomplete.

"Although we're heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials," said Sascha Meinrath, Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute.

Obama Outlines Changes in the NSA Spying Program | McClatchy Newspapers

January 17, 2014

“Although we’re heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials,” said Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Institute and vice president at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank, which provided suggestions to the White House. “To restore the trust in the United States as a responsible steward of the Internet, the president should be acting now.”

OTI: NSA Review Group Report Recommends Some Important Reforms But Concerns Remain

December 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the White House released the final report of the five-person advisory council that President Obama established in August to review the NSA's surveillance programs and provide recommendations on how to reform those programs.

NSA Review Panel Stops Short of Concrete Surveillance Reforms | The Guardian

December 18, 2013

Sascha Meinrath, the director of the Open Technology Institute and an adviser to the review group, was encouraged by the recommendation, despite long skepticism about the review group's work. “The review group's recommendations that the US ...

'Shameful' NSA Mass Snoop-Ops to Remain Intact After Review | Business Standard

December 14, 2013

Some of the US' alleged mass surveillance activities carried out by the National Security Agency, under review by a White-House-sponsored committee are reportedly said to remain intact. Director of the Open Technology Institute, Sascha Meinrath, said ...

OTI Responds to Reports that NSA Review Group Recommends Continuation of Bulk Records Program

December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) responded to today's reports in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times offering the first reported details on the recommendations contained in an upcoming report on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.  The report, due to the Whi

NSA Review to Leave Spying Programs Largely Unchanged, Reports Say | The Guardian

December 13, 2013

Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Institute, said Friday that the review panel he advised is at risk of missing an opportunity to restore confidence in US surveillance practices. “The review group was searching for ways to make the most ...

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