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Stewarding Digital Identity for Economic Inclusion, Privacy, and Security

November 25, 2019

Magdi Amin speaks with the Financial Times on his assessment of the digital identity opportunities in Africa.

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Fixing the US Economy Isn’t Just About Money

November 20, 2019

Joelle Gamble shares insights with The Nation on how structural change happens in the economy: To make meaningful changes to our unequal economy, organizers, politicians, and candidates must target who has power.

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Anti-Monopoly Money: Behind Millions in New Funding to Battle Bigness

November 8, 2019

Anamitra Deb discusses with Inside Philanthropy the firm’s efforts to steward technology as well as its recent investment in the Anti-Monopoly Fund to curb platform power.

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d.light Welcomes Investment from Shell on its Journey to Impact 100M Lives

November 7, 2019

d.light, a company that designs and develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity has announced its new partnership with Shell.

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Omidyar Network CEO Opens Up about VC-Influenced Philanthropy

October 29, 2019

In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Mike Kubzansky shared insights on how Omidyar Network's VC-influenced philanthropy has informed our approach to reimagining capitalism and promoting beneficial technology.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Workers are Unhappy in Their Jobs: Here’s Why and What Needs to be Done Now

October 25, 2019

Omidyar Network, Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gallup recently surveyed 6,600 workers about factors that matter most for overall job quality. Forbes shares additional insights in a recent article.

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This Observation Tool Is Helping Teachers Improve Their Interactions with Children

October 21, 2019

EdSurge continues their series on ECE Voices by exploring Louisiana’s CLASS observation system—a quality rating system focused solely on teacher observation. Learn how it works and what teachers really think of it.

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New Benchmark Initiative to Explore the Ethical Application of Location Data

October 17, 2019

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

October 17, 2019

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

October 9, 2019

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

June 24, 2020

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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