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New America’s X-Lab Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

August 18, 2014
Washington, DC - New America’s X-Lab is pleased to announce its first cohort of fellows, an international group of technologists, policy experts, and human rights advocates from a diverse array of backgrounds. X-Lab fellows are partnering with the core group at X-Lab for a 1-year period beginning August, 2014 to analyze the implications of near-future technological breakthroughs and formulate positive intervention strategies for these coming tech-policy battles.

Net Neutrality a Key Battleground in Growing fight over Encryption, Activists Say | PCWorld

July 18, 2014
Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the U.S. in the 1990s to ban Internet encryption or give the government ways around it, but an even bigger battle over cryptography is brewing now, according to Sascha Meinrath, director of X-Lab, a digital civil-rights think tank launched earlier this year. One of the most contested issues in that battle will be net neutrality, Meinrath said.

Meet the Man Who's Trying to Predict and Fight Tech's Future Battles | BuzzFeed

June 11, 2014

Sascha Meinrath is tired of fighting tech's biggest policy battles from behind. As the founder of the Open Technology Institute, an institution that's been advocating open internet initiatives since 2008, Meinrath in April launched X-Lab, an ...

X-Lab Prepares For Tech Policy Battles In The Far Future, Three Years Off | TechPresident

May 13, 2014

For the past seven years Sascha Meinrath and his team at the New America Foundation have made the Open Technology Institute a force for promoting a more open, accessible internet. He has informed internet policy, and built innovative tools, like the ...

New America’s Sascha Meinrath Launches X-Lab: Innovative Platform to Anticipate and Prepare for Future Disruptions in Tech Policy

April 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — Community Internet pioneer and entrepreneurial visionary Sascha Meinrath announced the launch today of X-Lab, an innovative platform to anticipate, develop, and respond to what’s next in tech policy.

U.S. Promotes Network To Foil Digital Spying | The New York Times

April 20, 2014

Sascha Meinrath, founder of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research group in Washington that has been developing the mesh system, said that his group has had “hundreds of queries from across the U.S.” since ...

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:

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.

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