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Quirky little case in the United Kingdom, where Labour MP Tessa Jowell pops up on Google Maps, as if she were a geographical landmark of some sort. See for yourself. The Guardian'sCharles Arthur is investigating.
Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO
A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO