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Cuba Experiments with Internet Speed, Not Freedom

Posted January 25th, 2013 at 5:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Kate Woodsome | Washington DC Cuba, as seen through reflective puddles, windows and windshields. Photo by Zoriah. Whenever my Internet connection is slow, I try to imagine I’m using a typewriter so that I’m pleasantly surprised, rather than infuriated, by the pace and technology. It’s a mind game I learned years ago when I lived […]

Center for Democracy and Technology

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Independent, non-profit public interest group “…dedicated to promoting the democratic potential of today’s open, decentralized global Internet.” Its mission: “…to conceptualize, develop, and implement public policies that will keep the Internet open, innovative and free.” Address: 1634 I Street NW #1100, Washington, DC 20006Phone: 202.637.9800Website: www.cdt.org

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CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:13 pm (UTC-4)
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A project within the Center for Strategic and International Studies, exploring “…how technological change affects security and economic growth in the new international environment. Current research includes cybersecurity, intelligencereform, military space, and Internet governance.” Address: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006Phone: 202.887.0200Website: csis.org/program/technology-and-public-policy

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Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 pm (UTC-4)
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A donor-funded, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1990 that “…continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today.” Address: 1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036Phone: 202.797.9009Website: www.eff.org

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Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 pm (UTC-4)
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The world has been hopping on and off the ‘Information Super- Highway’ now for almost 20 years. But is every lane of this cyber-roadway open to all? No – in a number of countries, access to and use of the Internet is heavily restricted. And in many other places, the Web isn’t as free as […]

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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Non-partisan and non-profit think tank “…at the cutting edge of designing innovation policies and exploring how advances in information technology will create new economic opportunities to improve the quality of life.” Also works closely with the tech trade association and advocacy organization the Information Technology Industry Council. Address: 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610, Washington […]

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First Amendment Center

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 pm (UTC-4)
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A project of the Freedom Forum, with offices in Washington and at Vanderbilt University, the center “…serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.” Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC […]

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Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 pm (UTC-4)
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A research center in Cambridge whose “…mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.” Address: 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138Phone: 617.495.7547Website: cyber.law.harvard.edu

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Pew Internet and American Life Project

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 pm (UTC-4)
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One of seven on-going projects that comprise the Pew Research Center, the Internet Project is “a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that…produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.” Address: 1615 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20036Phone: 202.419.4500Website: http://www.pewinternet.org/

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Open Network Initiative

Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 10:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Collaborative partnership of the Berkman Center at Harvard, Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, and the SecDev Group in Ottawa, Canada.  Together, ONI’s “…aim is to investigate, expose and analyze Internet filtering and surveillance practices in a credible and non-partisan fashion.” Website: http://opennet.net

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