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Blumenthal Plans Bill Banning Employers From Demanding Access To Job Applicants' Social Media Accounts

BY Raphael Majma | Thursday, March 22 2012

Senator Richard Blumenthal is standing up for Facebook users, promising to end the practice of employers requesting social media passwords from prospective employees. Over the course of the week, reports have come out ... Read More

Brits Reexamine Open Data Policies

BY Raphael Majma | Wednesday, March 21 2012

The UK government has commissioned an independent Data Strategy Board to guide and accelerate future government data releases. The board is tasked with not only determining what data should be released, but will work ... Read More

State Department Developing Indian NGO Portal

BY Raphael Majma | Monday, March 19 2012

The State Department is in the final stages of creating an online portal to help Indian-Americans donate to non-government entities in India. Read More

Knight News Challenge Seeks to Leverage Networks

BY Raphael Majma | Friday, March 16 2012

The Knight Foundation has sponsored the Knight News Challenge since 2006, but this year’s first contest has departed from recent years. Instead of building a new network, applicants are tasked with leveraging current ... Read More

Indian Govt Admits Websites Were Hacked

BY Raphael Majma | Friday, March 16 2012

In a blow to confidence in India's online infrastructure, a federal minister revealed that over the course of three months over 112 Indian government websites were hacked. Read More

Chile’s transparency laws are being challenged

BY Raphael Majma | Thursday, March 15 2012

Juan Jose Soto Cortes, manager of Fundacion Ciudadano Inteligente, has filed an appeal over the denial to disclose email correspondence between public officials. Under Chile’s transparency laws officials are required ... Read More

The Federal Reserve is on Twitter

BY Raphael Majma | Wednesday, March 14 2012

The Federal Reserve Board can now be followed on Twitter, but don’t expect Chairman Ben Bernanke to respond to your Tweets just yet. The Twitter account is the latest measure taken by Bernanke to increase visibility ... Read More

The White House's First 40 Days

BY Raphael Majma | Wednesday, March 14 2012

Brook Colangelo, the Chief Information Officer of the Executive Office of the President, realized shortly after President Obama’s inauguration that the current IT assets “were in pretty bad shape.” ComputerWorld ... Read More

Malware Targets Anti-Putin Protestors

BY Raphael Majma | Tuesday, March 13 2012

Days after President Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential election, Russian Internet users began receiving spam emails targeting anti-Putin protesters. Symantec first reported on the spam emails, which contained ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed wednesday >

First POST: Reminders

Why the RNC hasn't managed to reboot how Republican campaigns use voter data; new ways of using phone banking to get out the vote; how the UK's digital director is still ahead of the e-govt curve; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky emerges with a mission to fight cyber-bullying; Marc Andreessen explains his political philosophy; tech donors to MayDay PAC get pushback from Congressional incumbents; and much, much more. GO

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

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