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Clinton Celebrates "Digital Diplomacy," "Citizen Diplomats"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 29 2009

Via CitizenTube, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton keeps up her encouraging but somewhat ethereal call for all Americans to engage in tech-powered "21st century statecraft." Relatedly, we're keeping an eye on State's website for more details on how the promised Virtual Student Foreign Service might work.

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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