Public Interest Technology University Network
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) embraces
collaboration to fuel social impact, aiming to develop technologies
which serve diverse communities, promoting an unprecedented,
symbiotic two-way flow of intellectual creativity and human capital.
Broadly, 'Public Interest Technology' entails the study and application
of technology and technology expertise to advance public interest,
generate public benefits, and promote the public good.
Here is a well-known technologist, Bruce Schneier, on the term:
Likewise, a lawyer at New America who also funds PIT-UN, on the term: