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Omidyar Network’s Statement Reflecting and Responding to Injustice

June 1, 2020

We have all been feeling anguish watching the protests this weekend and anger watching the video and coverage of George Floyd’s brutal murder.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

Sending Strength and Support amid COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Dear Omidyar Network Family,

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Questioning the Appropriate use of Digital Identity

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlights risks of inadequate governance and technological guardrails  

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
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Franklyn Odhiambo
Analyst, Digital Identity

Why We Invested in Good ID Advocacy Efforts Led by Civil Society and Grassroots Organizations in East Africa

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts by governments around the world to digitize public services and public health responses. Thea and Franklyn share insights on how Omidyar Network continues to invest in organizations who support their people at the grassroots.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

New analysis offers roadmap to limit Google’s anticompetitive behavior in digital advertising

May 15, 2020

Today, we unveiled the first in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants. The “Roadmap for a Digital Advertising Monopolization Case Against Google”, is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by tech giants.

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Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Fellow, Data for Progress

What Americans Think About Worker Power and Organization: Lessons from a New Survey

May 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented public health and economic crisis. But it also represents a crisis of worker voice. This memo holds several important insights and conclusions about American's support for worker power.

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Our Vision for the Future of Workers and Work

May 12, 2020

A dignified life means stability and agency. It means we get paid fairly for the work we do, and get a fair return for the time we put in. It means we can make ends meet, sustain our families, and send our kids off to a brighter future.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology

Why We’ve Invested in Fighting Disinformation and Dangerous Speech on WhatsApp and Other Encrypted Messaging Platforms

April 17, 2020

We’ve recently expanded our impact with some exciting partnerships that both get at the urgency of what’s required to stop the current “infodemic” and continue to strengthen civil society capacity to engage multiple stakeholders and perspectives, working toward sustainable change.

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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Beneficial Technology
&
Julian Ranger
Chairman, digi.me

We Must All Work Together to Combat COVID-19. That Starts with Giving People Control of their Data

April 15, 2020

An individual’s personal data is, by definition, personal. Any data collected for tracing people’s contact with COVID-19, therefore, must have both individual consent and public acceptance before private data is collected and used for a societal purpose. Digi.me has a comprehensive, nationwide solution for contact tracing that respects individuals’ privacy within two weeks.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Facebook, Google Need to Flatten the Disinformation Curve of their Own Making

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an explosion of misinformation, fraud, and fear.

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Here’s What an Antitrust Case Against Google Might Look Like

Wired covers Omidyar Network's antitrust paper release and the Big Tech antitrust movement. 

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Former Obama Antitrust Official Lays Out Possible Case Against Google

David Dinelli co-wrote an anti-trust paper advocating for stronger antitrust enforcement to curb the power of domnant tech platforms. 

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Omidyar Network Announces Initial Grants from COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund

­FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2020 CONTACT: [email protected] 

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