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First POST: Remembering Aaron Swartz

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, January 14 2013

Shock at Aaron Swartz's death ripples across the web; wrestling with changing definitions of public data and private citizenship; and a struggling project to use the Internet to grow civic engagement, all in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. BONUS: The White House rejects creating a Death Star, but will it prohibit CIA interrogators from using Jedi mind tricks? Read More

First POST: Grandma Knows How You Voted

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, January 11 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Minnesota Democrats' grandma brigade; new ideas about how to improve voter registration; and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

A New Open Data Push from the Governor in New York State

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, January 10 2013

In his State of the State speech Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would implement a comprehensive statewide open data portal as part of a renewed focus on transparency. Called Open New York and culled from his list of campaign promises, the initiative aims to "harness technology to show how taxpayer money is being spent, showcase the great resources of the state, and foster productive engagement with government," Cuomo promised in his prepared remarks. Read More

First POST: Lewp-de-Loop

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, January 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: A new way to access data about bills before Congress; Jack Lew's signature mystifies the press; and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Duck, Duck, President

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, January 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Revisiting the president's visit to Reddit; the ongoing debate over gun-ownership data; and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Taking Knocks

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, January 8 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted with a gag gift after returning to work Monday. Photo: Courtesy State Department

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: An online campaign against Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel; a new look at the 2012 presidential campaign's online ad war; and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Inauguratomaton

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, January 7 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Presidential Inauguration Committee's Ticketmaster follies and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Applying the Spin

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, December 19 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Continuing to make sense of Internet politics after the World Conference on International Telecommunications; negotiating with Obama; and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Developing Story

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, December 18 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Tracking the aftermath of the World Conference on International Telecommunications; exploring the pitfalls of social media use by people trying to track the Newtown, Conn. shootings; and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More