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The latest on our programs, press and research

Pausing September 1st Round

2020-07-01

April 2020 Monthly Report

2020-07-01

March 2020 Monthly Report

2020-07-01

May 2020 Monthly Report

2020-07-01

The Impact of Information Controls on Womxn In Manipur

ICFP fellow Chinmayi S K studies censorship and media freedom in northeast India.
2020-06-18

Future-Proofing Mobile Media

OpenArchive creates mobile app Save to help citizen reporters and eyewitnesses protect and preserve sensitive digital media
2020-06-05

New Tor Browser Release

2020-06-05

Alternative Sources of Support - May 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-06-01

TUNNELING WHILE EXPOSED

Senior ICFP fellow William Tolley diagnoses and discloses critical vulnerability in VPNs
2020-05-26
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WHO’S TWEETING (BOT OR NOT)?

ICFP fellow Alexei Abrahams investigates information manipulation on social media in the Middle East
2020-05-18

Alternative Sources of Support - April 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-05-14

New OTF Application Form

2020-05-05

FY 2018 Annual Report

OTF's FY 2018 Annual Report highlights the incredible projects, fellows, and initiatives working to advance internet freedom in the face of growing censorship and surveillance threats.
2020-04-29

Introducing the Open Technology Fund Authorization Act

House Foreign Affairs Committee leadership has introduced “The Open Technology Fund Authorization Act” which would establish the Open Technology Fund (OTF) as an independent grantee of the US Agency for Global Media.
2020-04-28

Tomorrow’s VPN…Today: Revolutionary WireGuard protocol enhanced, upstreamed, and incorporated into Linux 5.6

The integration of WireGuard—a revolutionarily simple open source VPN—into the Linux kernel is poised to lead the technology into a faster, more secure future with just 4,000 lines of code.
2020-04-17

Join the OTF Team!

OTF is looking for passionate, creative Internet freedom defenders to join our amazing team!
2020-04-13 | By: Laura Cunningham

Announcing the latest class of DIFP Fellows

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) has selected 8 individuals as the newest Digital Integrity Fellowship Program (DIFP) fellows. The group will focus on providing digital security assistance to organizations facing internet freedom threats including targeted malware, DDoS attacks on their websites, mobile security needs and others to be discovered and remedied.
2020-04-10 | By: Lindsay Beck
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Detecting a New Form of Censorship in Iran

2020-03-30

Increasing Rapid Response Support for COVID-19

2020-03-27

“Fake News” As National Security Threat And Its Implications For Censorship, Digital Dissent, And Resistance in Malaysia

ICFP fellow Gabrielle Lim explores the use of “fake news” as justification for censorship-enabling legislation and the strategies of resistance used by civil society to combat such legislation.
2020-03-25 | By: Gabrielle Lim