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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

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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