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Beth Kanter
Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

Our Commitment to Transparency and Democracy

March 30, 2020

In our effort to maintain transparency and true democracy, we have disclosed our investments over the past year.

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Beth Kanter
Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program Aims to Create a Just Economic System that Works for Everyone

March 25, 2020

The newly announced Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program is putting skilled communicators at the front lines of campaigns to drive critical change on Election Day and beyond. Learn more.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

How We're Supporting Our Network During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Dear Omidyar Network Family, 

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Playing with Fire: Using Location Data to Track the Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Government and big tech are discussing whether to share people's locations to combat the spread of COVID-19; we believe four safeguards must be in place first.

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Eshanthi Ranasinghe
Principal, Exploration and Future Sensing
&
Erica Orange and Jared Weiner
The Future Hunters

Trends to Watch in 2020 & Beyond

March 9, 2020

Climate change. Generational discord. Belonging and erasure. The future of warfare. Eshanthi Ranasinghe weighs in on which trends will drive our future in 2020 and beyond.

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

The KIDS Act Puts the Pressure on Big Tech (not parents) to Make Platforms Safe for Kids

March 6, 2020

In the wake of increasingly harmful tech platforms, new legislation has been introduced that would require tech companies to change the way they design and market apps for children.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
&
Joelle Gamble
Principal, Reimagining Capitalism

The Future of Labor, Work, and Workers Congressional Briefing

March 2, 2020

Omidyar Network hosted a Congressional briefing to explore the ways in which worker power can be amplified. Learn more from Mike Kubzansky and Joelle Gamble on building a more inclusive workforce.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology

Bringing Data Privacy and Protections to Nigeria's ID Program and Digital Economy: Why We Invested in Paradigm Initiative

February 28, 2020

Learn from Thea Anderson on why Omidyar Network is proud to support Paradigm Initiative in their continued digital rights advocacy efforts.

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David Dinielli
Senior Advisor, Beneficial Technology

New Merger Guidelines Should Address the Dangers of Increased Dominance in Digital Markets

February 25, 2020

David Dinielli points out why mergers involving large tech companies need to be evaluated differently based on the realities of the digital markets and the potential harms they can create.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Lessons Learned and Our Continued Pledge to Uncover the Impact of Social Media on our Democracy

February 13, 2020

Sarah Drinkwater shares lessons learned on our commitment to Social Science One, and additional insights on finding pathways to other privacy-protected, rigorous, ethical, and independent social media data research.

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Announcement

Omidyar Network Provides Needed Communications Support for Campaigns Working to Create Economic Equity

Omidyar Network announced a cohort of five people who will serve as part of the first ever Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program. The full press release, here.

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Article

#21: Beneficial Tech — The Times They Are a Changin'

Sarah Drinkwater shares insights with Civic Signals on the newly launched Ethical Explorer Pack. 

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Big Tech Goes on Shopping Spree, Brushing Off Antitrust Scrutiny

Bloomberg mentioned Omidyar Network's antitrust paper series, and David Dinielli shared more insights, here. 

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