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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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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Learning Machine Acquired by Hyland: A Milestone for Privacy-Tech

February 7, 2020

This past week, one of our investees entered its next phase of growth when Hyland, a leading content services provider, acquired Learning Machine.

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

You're Grounded. And We're Taking Away the Keys to the Car

February 6, 2020

Omidyar Network shares its point of view on creating a fair and competitive technology ecosystem by restricting big tech power.

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Facebook accused of squashing rivals by former antitrust official

The Financial Times covered one of Omidyar Network's antitrust papers in the policy series here. 

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How U.S. enforcers could take on Google's search monopoly

A report by a tech-backed foundation outlines how Google has maintained its dominance — and how an antitrust suit could make a dent in it.

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Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market

Today, we unveiled the third and last in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants entitled “A Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market”.

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