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Shutdown Getdown Debrief - Technology and Design

Our final "Shutdown Getdown" blog post on technology and design is written by Superbloom (previously known as Simply Secure) and Okthanks
2023-03-02

Shutdown Getodown Debrief – Mitigating and Preparing for Internet Shutdowns

2023-02-28

2023 OTF Summit Recap

OTF held its eighth summit on January 24 - 26, 2023 - the first in-person summit since the COVID-19 pandemic.
2023-02-27

Shutdown Getdown Debrief – Network Measurement & Research

2023-02-23

OTF Debrief – Introducing the Shutdown Getdown

2023-02-16

Building Bridges in Times of War

With support from OTF’s Rapid Response Fund, the Tor Project provides continued access to the open internet in the face of increased censorship surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
2023-02-16

Surge and Sustain Fund Established to Respond to Growing Demand for Circumvention Tools

The Surge and Sustain Fund will be the primary way that OTF provides resources to leading VPN and circumvention solutions to support user costs in highly restrictive environments.
2023-02-08

Countering Digital Authoritarianism Will Require Support from Governments and Philanthropists

2023-02-02

Open Technology Fund Announces ‘Free and Open Source Software’ Sustainability Fund

OTF’s newest fund helps to support sustainable FOSS ecosystems.
2023-01-30

OTF & Geographic Focus

OTF relies on the country or geography being focused on to make funding determinations. This post seeks to clarify and highlight the ongoing opportunities for support to a wide range of potential candidates.
2023-01-24

OTF’s Budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year

2023-01-18

Information Controls Fellowship Program Open for Applications

OTF’s Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) is open for applications for its ninth fellowship cohort, with a final deadline of February 20, 2023.
2023-01-09

2022 Review and Cheers to 2023

It has been a crucial year in the fight for internet freedom.
2022-12-22

Profiling Internet Censors: Methods to Measure and Locate Censorship Devices

The following blog post was written by ICFP fellow Ram Sundara Raman as a summary of their research on censorship devices.
2022-12-05

Mirroring Uncensored News for the Masses

With support from OTF’s Internet Freedom Fund, oLink offers residents of China access to previously blocked information without ever going beyond the Great Firewall
2022-11-09

OTF’s FY2019 and FY2020 Annual Report

OTF’s FY2019/2020 Annual Report highlights the innovative projects, impassioned research fellows, and incredible initiatives that work to advance internet freedom around the globe.
2022-10-24

An Application and Operational Security Assessment of 'Partisan Telegram'

Telegram is one of the world’s most popular cross-platform cloud-based instant messaging services. However, it’s important to remember that on Telegram, private and group chats are not end-to-end encrypted.
2022-10-17

Request for Proposal: OTF’s Rapid Response Fund

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is soliciting proposals from service providers, organizations and individuals interested to provide services to OTF’s Rapid Response Fund.
2022-10-13

Introducing the 2022 Class of Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) Fellows

OTF’s ninth cohort of ICFP fellows selected to advance research and analysis on information controls, specifically repressive censorship and surveillance.
2022-10-12

Addressing burnout among human rights defenders facing violence online

“Well-being and self-care are collective efforts”
2022-09-22

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