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Chris Harris appointed OITP Fellow for youth and technology initiatives

Today, we welcome Chris Harris to his latest role for the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Chris will serve as Fellow for the emerging OITP program on Children and Youth Initiatives. In his other life, Chris is the director

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OITP hosts lunch discussion with Google Policy Fellows

Last week, the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) hosted a lunch and discussion for the 2014 Google Policy Fellows. Members from various policy organizations including the Center for Democracy and Technology, the National Consumers League, and Public Knowledge attended

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President called by ALA and partners to again threaten veto of privacy-hostile “cybersecurity” info sharing legislation advancing in Senate

As recently reported, Senate Intelligence Committee “markup” and approval of the privacy-hostile Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), S. 2588, was delayed until after Congress’ brief July 4 recess . . . but not for long.  Again meeting in

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Stories live in libraries, but how to share them?

A lot has happened in my first month as a Google Policy Fellow at the American Library Association (ALA), where today I am formally launching a digital storytelling project called Living Stories, Living Libraries. The blog relies on photo documentary-style

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Margaret Kavaras selected for 2014 ALA Google Policy Fellowship

Margaret Kavaras will serve as the American Library Association’s 2014 Google Policy Fellow, the association announced today. Kavaras will spend ten weeks this summer in Washington, D.C. working on technology and Internet policy issues. As a Google Policy Fellow, Kavaras

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