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Nominations to the Federal Election Commission Announced

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, December 16 2005

Big news on Friday evening, folks. The President intends to nominate Robert D. Lenhard, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring April 30, 2011. Mr. ... Read More

Bloggers 1, Campaign Regulators 0

BY Mike Krempasky | Thursday, November 17 2005

Some great news out of the Federal Election Commission today. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Commission voted to approve an Advisory Opinion for FiredUp, agreeing that the partisan Democratic sites were entitled to the ... Read More

Re: Congress Considers Blogs & Internet Regulations

BY Mike Krempasky | Thursday, September 22 2005

To their credit, Chairman Ney and the House Committee on Administration has the archived webcast of today's hearing online already. You can find it here. Duncan Black and I are on the second panel - he starts around 1:20 ... Read More

Like Used Car Salesmen, but with RSS

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, September 16 2005

I suppose good marketers can market everything - even themselves. But please. If I find one more self-styled and self-lauded “blog consultant” who can’t keep the porn trackbacks off their own site (or, failing that ... Read More

Progressives: wake up, campaign "finance" is killing you

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, July 29 2005

Ah, if it were only me making the case, you'd rightly dismiss me as a right wing yahoo. But today brings Bob Bauer (whose progressive credentials are unimpeachable, if you'll pardon the pun) whose remarks to the American ... Read More

On Schundler and software

BY Mike Krempasky | Thursday, July 21 2005

I very much enjoyed Kate's piece on Bret Schundler and his new foray into the software market. I thought it might be interesting to share an chat I had with Schundler at the RNC convention in New York City last summer. ... Read More

Municipal Wi-Fi - why the sacred cow?

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, June 10 2005

We've had it drummed into us that as folks that support technology's influence on politics - especially as a democratizing force, it follows that we must then support widespread deployment of municipal or ... Read More

DOCUMENT: Online Coalition Response to FEC

BY Mike Krempasky | Wednesday, June 1 2005

The Online Coalition is pleased to release our official comment to the Federal Election Commission in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding political activity on the internet. This comment will be ... Read More

What does the business end of the FEC look like?

BY Mike Krempasky | Wednesday, June 1 2005

We've written thousands of words about the FEC and bloggers. But lucky for us, Allison Hayward just left the employ of the Federal Election Commission - and started a blog, The Skeptic's Eye. Today she outlines, in plain ... Read More

Dogs and cats, living together

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, April 22 2005

Venkman: Rivers and seas boiling! Egon: 40 years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanos. Winston: The dead rising from the grave! Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together... mass hysteria! Also known as the ... Read More

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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