The Open Web Fellows program — a collaboration between Ford Foundation and Mozilla – is an international leadership initiative that brings together technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open Web. Specifically, the goals of the Open Web Fellows programs are to:

  • Increase public awareness and understanding of Internet policy issues
  • Support career paths in the Internet policy and advocacy sector
  • Celebrate and support the vibrant network of Internet advocacy organizations

Broadly speaking, we are looking for makers – those who see a problem in the world and can solve it through technology or media. The right candidate may bring specialties in design, development, storytelling, research and policy analysis, and should be comfortable performing as a technologist, a tinkerer, and a curious contributor to the fellowship program. You do not need to have previous experience with Internet advocacy, policy or activism.”

Deadline Mar 20, 2016


In this new article for O’Reilly, IoT Privacy Forum Founder Dr Gilad Rosner discusses how the IoT amplifies the problems of Notice & Choice and Consent. Academics and experts have long been aware of their failure as privacy protection strategies, and some have called for them to be eliminated in favor of a controversial policy: letting businesses choose which data uses are and are not appropriate. The article examines the pros and cons of this approach with regard to connected devices.

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I’ll be livetweeting today and tomorrow from the IoT Forum 2015 conference in Cambridge. Follow @IoTPrivacyForum, #IoTPrivacy and #IoT15.

– Gilad


Dr Gilad Rosner, the founder of the IoT Privacy Forum, will be giving a free webcast today at 10a PT / 1p ET / 6p GMT. You can register for it here. Topics include privacy in the IoT, privacy by design, and the sociotechnical nature of connected devices.

Intimacy Privacy by Design

Connected devices are moving into more and more intimate spaces. This post explores the social dimensions of Things entering those spaces, and asks the question, at what layer do we build privacy into the fabric of devices? Written by Dr Gilad Rosner, founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum.

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Welcome to the Internet of Things Privacy Forum. We’re new… very new. But our goal is to be a valuable resource for industry, regulators, academics and government; a place to get news, research and guidance on the privacy challenges of the Internet of Things, connected devices, and all related topics.

There’s so much to do, and we’re just getting started. We’re tweeting at @iotprivacyforum, and we’re putting together an initial mailing list to keep everyone informed of our progress. Please sign up on the right to hear about our plans and our growth.