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The Open-Source, Identity Platform MOSIP Hits a New Milestone

July 1, 2020

In late 2018, Omidyar Network invested in International Institute for Information Technology—Bangalore (IIIT-B) to develop a modular, open-source, identity platform (MOSIP). And today, we can share that three countries—Morocco, Philippines, and Ethiopia—have adopted the customizable, open source digital platform on which they plan to build secure, standards-compliant, vendor-neutral, and scalable national ID systems.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Elizabeth M. Renieris
Berkman Klein Center and Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University

Pathways and Pitfalls for Social Payment Programs and Data Protection

June 30, 2020

This post is the second in a blog series on the pitfalls and pathways in the global data protection landscape and an exploration of how technology continues to evolve faster than the laws and norms that govern it.

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

A Legal Roadmap to Address Google’s Monopoly on Search Engines

June 24, 2020
Google Search

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 “Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market”.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
&
Simone Hill
Senior Manager, Equity and Belonging, People Ops

"Dream, we did. Act we must": A Commitment to Action

June 18, 2020

We must build a world in which diversity can exist without domination, and everyone’s voice is heard, listened to, and appreciated.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Why We’re Investing in the Rise of the Responsible Tech Worker

June 17, 2020

It’s increasingly clear that so much of the change the technology industry needs will be driven by those who work within tech -- speaking up; pushing back; and actively work to design and build better practices, processes, and products — whether they’re at startups or at larger firms.

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

How Facebook Gained Immense Power and Harmed Consumers, Competition, and Innovation Along the Way

June 9, 2020

Today, we unveiled the second in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants: The “Roadmap for an Antitrust Case Against Facebook".

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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
&
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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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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