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Liveblogging the Open Government Directive's launch

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 7 2009

Yeah, folks, we're going there. The White House will be releasing their long-awaited Open Government Directive tomorrow at 11am EST, the plan to make government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative that was called for by President Obama on his first full day in office. It's a big day in this little corner of the universe, so we'll be celebrating the event with a live blog of the proceedings. Tune in to the live video feed of the event, and then stop by here to chat the whole thing over.

News Briefs

RSS Feed monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Africa Calling

How some techies are starting to respond to the Ebola crisis; everything you need to know about GamerGate; how Twitter may upset the 2015 UK elections; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Burrowing

How Democratic candidates down-ballot are getting access to the same voter targeting tools used by larger campaigns; Microsoft Bing rolls out its election prediction program; Edward Snowden's first emails to Laura Poitras; and much, much more. GO

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