The Open Technology Fund

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The Open Technology Fund is all of us

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Everyone who has supported The Open Technology Fund. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Adam Lynn
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Dan Blah
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Our Mission

We support open technologies and communities that increase free expression, circumvent censorship, and obstruct repressive surveillance as a way to promote human rights and open societies.

We support efforts focused on:

  • Circumvention of a restricted internet, free from interference such as connection blackouts, website blockages, or various forms of censorship strategies;
  • Increasing awareness of access, privacy, or security threats and protective measures, including how-to guides, instructional apps, data collection platforms, and other efforts that increase the efficacy of internet freedom tools such as research and real-time monitoring of censorship behaviors;
  • Enhancing privacy, including the ability to be free from repressive observation when accessing the internet; and,
  • Improving security against threats to internet safety, including technology feature development and improved practices and processes to protect against harmful actors in repressive environments.