New America Foundation

'Smart' streetlights could be used for widespread public surveillance, ACLU warns


Though commonly advertised as environmental tools, the devices could instead be used by police agencies with minimal oversight to surveil the communities the technology was meant to serve.

White House’s Cecilia Muñoz takes position directing national civic tech network


The former Domestic Policy Council director is taking a position with policy and tech outfit New America to develop a network for professionals working in civic tech.

D.C. author says future of college will be online


Kevin Carey, author of a new book that predicts the end of college as we know it, says teaching and learning in higher ed will be transformed by technology.