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Code Fever

To support Code Fever which conducts workshops and symposiums in Greater Miami to teach high school students and their parents, with a particular emphasis on residents from low-income communities, on how to transition from being just consumers of technology to creators of technology.

Future of News initiative

To support the MIT Media Lab's effort to bridge the gap between civic engagement and news so that journalists can better engage audiences

Report-a-Troll

To create a platform where victims can safely report online harassment—including violent threats, stalking and racial epithets—and volunteers can respond.

Anti-Censorship Alert System

To allow the public to see a blocked website by launching a series of tools, including an index and shareable website widgets, that enable the distribution and decentralization needed to provide local access to proxies and mirrored versions of the sites.

Breedrs

To create a platform for parents so they can better understand the apps, games and technology that kids buy, use and learn with.

CODE 2040

To ensure the future of the Internet as a diverse, inclusive public resource by opening more pathways for underrepresented minorities to top jobs in technology and bolstering professional support networks to sustain their success.

CertiDig

To provide a seamless, secure method for authenticating information and data sources online while maintaining the privacy of the identity of sender and receiver.

Check Out the Internet

To bridge the digital divide by allowing New York residents with limited broadband access to borrow portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices for up to a year.

CheckDesk

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.

Getting it Right on Rights

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.

Global Censorship Measurement

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.

Inquisite

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.

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