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Benetech Receives Knight Foundation Prototype Fund Award for Data Privacy Project

Benetech is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Prototype Fund, which helps people explore early-stage media and information ideas with $35,000 in funding. Developed by Benetech’s Human Rights Program (HRP) and led by Collin Sullivan, HRP Outreach Associate, the project supports data privacy […]

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Benetech Hosts Silicon Valley Roundtable on Human Rights for Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Tom Malinowski visited Silicon Valley recently to meet with corporate, civil society, and academic leaders for discussions on the current and future challenges related to human rights online and what the United States government can continue doing to promote and protect these rights. Benetech CEO, […]

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Benetech Collaborates with Amnesty International and the Engine Room to Advance Human Rights Documentation Using Emerging Technology

Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit company that provides technology to address pressing social needs, is excited to announce its participation in a human rights project in collaboration with Amnesty International and the engine room’s Responsible Data Program. The project will evaluate how emerging technologies and data flows are affecting the documentation of human rights. The […]

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Benetech’s President has a Call to Action for Inclusion

Catherine Cheney, who covers the west coast global development community for Devex, recently spoke with Benetech president Betsy Beaumon about Benetech’s mission to leverage technology in order to develop solutions for people with unmet needs.

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Benetech and Yahoo for Good Discuss Technology’s Role in the Refugee Crisis

From registration with biometric verification to mobile communications and to smart device medicine delivery, the Syrian aid effort exemplifies technology’s potential to transform the humanitarian process. Creating technology solutions that benefit refugees was also the topic of a recent “Hack Lunch” at Yahoo, in which I had the opportunity to represent Benetech and speak to a group of engineers and technologists about social impact technology.

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