To help journalists quickly verify the accuracy of online media–whether it’s a video, photo or a tweet through a digital tool–in deadline situations.
To create a simplified and more coherent rights structure for content collections from libraries, museums, archives and other sources, along with best practices that institutions can use to safely make more content available to the public.
To work in support of Measurement Lab, a collaboration and research platform that hosts a suite of tools for assessing the openness of the Internet.
To promote collaboration among researchers on complex investigative projects across disciplines through an online hub. By combining an open sharing, visualization and publishing platform with mobile data gathering tools, researchers can use the hub to contribute media and data, and share projects.
To offer Chicago residents Wi-Fi hotspots for up to three weeks at a time, in addition to one-on-one digital literacy and skills coaching and access to online tutorials.
To collect information about online censorship incidents to explore concerns about censorship and preserve freedom of expression.
To create a new family of tools that can detect and prove network neutrality violations even when it occurs within mobile network operator networks.
To develop a system for benchmarking and ranking the world’s most powerful tech companies on how well they protect the free expression and privacy of users.
To help people avoid cyberattacks, malicious software and digital surveillance, by testing and improving resources that allow users to safely navigate the Internet. The resources were initially designed for high-risk communities in Asia subject to strict controls on freedom of expression and other human rights.
To allow journalists to conduct research with the help of readers by creating a platform to improve data collection, analysis and distribution of crowd research.
To safeguard mobile text communication though a simple, secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user.
To make it easier for open Internet projects to find funding by creating an open Internet-themed virtual currency as a way to build a community of interested supporters.