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Gus Rossi
Principal

Why We are Investing in the Anti-Monopoly Fund

October 17, 2019

Decades of deregulation and lax antitrust enforcement have created a massive market concentration problem in the American economy. Read more from Gus ROSSI ON why we are investing in the Anti-Monopoly Fund

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Doing Business with Privacy at the Core

October 15, 2019

Subhashish Bhadra sat down with the new CEO of Terbium Labs, Pat Clawson, to learn more about this portfolio company’s expanding role in the digital risk protection landscape.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

A Privacy-Conscious Population: Why We Funded the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Ashoka's Centre for Social and Behaviour Change

October 7, 2019

Over the past few years, privacy has exploded as a public policy concern — in regulatory chambers, in courts, on our televisions, and on the Internet.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Investments
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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Open Questions on Good ID: When should Digital ID be Avoided?

October 3, 2019

In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

Open Questions on Good ID: What is Bad ID?

October 2, 2019

Good ID unlocks opportunities fairly, enabling all of us to engage in society on our own terms and safeguard our identities against misuse. In the second post in this series, we wanted to take the opportunity to start a conversation on bad ID.

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Vinice Davis
Venture Partner
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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: All Our Kin Is Increasing Quality in (Home-Based) Child Care

October 1, 2019

All Our Kin is a nonprofit organization committed to creating high-quality, affordable child care alternatives through multiple programs and strategies to increase the quality, availability, and sustainability of care.

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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Collaborating for Infants and Toddlers: Investing in Home-Based Care

October 1, 2019

Omidyar Network’s investment in Home Grown is a multi-year collaboration of 10 diverse funders across the United States to recognize the promise of effective interventions in the early years to transform the life trajectory of children and their families.

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Gus Rossi
Principal

Stronger Privacy Rules in California Can Benefit Everyone

September 30, 2019

Last week Californians for Consumer Privacy proposed a new initiative for the state’s November 2020 ballot. Learn how the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act can strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act in several critical ways.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
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Tracy Williams
Director, Intellectual Capital

The GM Score: $25 Billion for Stockholders vs. $0 for UAW Members

September 18, 2019

Fifty thousand General Motors employees bravely used their power to go on strike this week. Omidyar Network stands in solidarity with these UAW members as we believe working men and women should have a fair share of our nation’s economic success.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Why We Invested: Zebras Unite

September 6, 2019

As Big Tech faces increasing customer distrust, regulatory attention, and worker activism, a community of consciously scaling founders is emerging that define themselves against the dominant players. At Omidyar Network, we believe that we need to change the culture and norms that define the tech industry today.

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New Benchmark Initiative to Explore the Ethical Application of Location Data

The new Geovation Benchmark Initiative will link the geospatial community with businesses, public bodies, researchers, media, and the public to promote a better, wider understanding of the power and influence of location data.

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Omidyar Network Joins in the Launch of an Anti-Monopoly Fund

Omidyar Network invests in a $10 million Anti-Monopoly Fund, led by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to support academic research, policy advocates, and grassroots groups working on antitrust matters.

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EthicalGEO Winners Show How We Can Use Geospatial Technology For The Good Of All

Forbes highlights the winners of American Geographical Society’s EthicalGEO fellowship focused on how location data and geospatial technology can be used for social justice and to empower people to take control of their data and to improve their communities.

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