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February 2020 Monthly Report

2020-03-24
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OTF’s Budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year

2020-03-09
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OONI Highlights: 2017-2019

2020-03-02
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The Silencing Effect of Digital Transnational Repression

ICFP fellow Marcus Michaelsen examines the online efforts of authoritarian regimes to intimidate activists living abroad
2020-02-26

January 2020 Monthly Report

2020-02-25

Let’s Encrypt Launches Multi-Perspective Validation to Improve Domain Validation Security

OTF-supported effort seeks to mitigate the threat posed by a fundamental flaw in the way websites are verified
2020-02-21

Guidelines for Creating a Digital Security Policy

OTF Digital Integrity Fellow Szeming worked over 12 months to improve the digital security practices of two Southeast Asian human rights organizations. In doing so, she not only created a digital security policy for the organizations, but also a checklist for small organizations to begin incorporating digital security best practices into their day-to-day work. Below, Szeming has shared from her experience how to ensure the longevity and sustainability of digital security assistance through the use of a digital security policy. Special thanks to Lobsang Gyatso of Tibet Action Institute for contributing thoughts and advice during the process.
2020-02-07

Studying Information Control Diffusion: an Agenda for Further Research

As an OTF Information Controls fellow, Valentin Weber studied the spread of authoritarian technologies from China and Russia to other countries around the world. Here, Weber reflects on his research and the need for more focus on these issues, offering specific ideas for further research on the increasing adoption of information controls tools and techniques, and their impact on societies worldwide.
2020-02-06 | By: Valentin Weber

Alternative Sources of Support - January 2020

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2020-01-30

Announcing OTF’s Newest Class of Information Controls Fellows

Sixth cohort of ICFP fellows to research potential or existing circumvention techniques; the use of circumvention tools during censorship events; mitigating potential security vulnerabilities in access and privacy tools; identifying the specific tools used in individual countries for information controls; and more
2020-01-29

December 2019 Monthly Report

2020-01-22

Helping Quantify Online Controls

The magma guide launches the world’s first public framework for network interference research
2020-01-16

Open Application: Information Controls Fellowship Program

Apply by February 24, 2020 to join OTF’s seventh ICFP fellowship cohort
2020-01-09
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Taking Anonymous Online Whistleblowing Global

This Learning Lab post looks at recent developments made by the team at secure submission platform GlobaLeaks through OTF support, including the project's goals, outcomes, and lessons learned in the process.
2019-12-19

November 2019 Monthly Report

2019-12-16

Alternative Sources of Support - December 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-12-12

OTF Announces Libby Liu as Inaugural CEO

2019-11-25

A New, Independent OTF

2019-11-25

October 2019 Monthly Report

2019-11-20

Alternative Sources of Support - October 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-10-30