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The Europe roundup: Why mySociety folks should run a Masters in Public Technology

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, February 28 2011

UK | Why mySociety folks should run a Masters in Public Technology ... as their boss says! Tom Steinberg explains why he thinks people in his team should run a Master "which would take people with the raw skill and the ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Why mySociety folks should run a Masters in Public Technology

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, February 28 2011

UK | Why mySociety folks should run a Masters in Public Technology ... as their boss says! Tom Steinberg explains why he thinks people in his team should run a Master "which would take people with the raw skill and the ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Planning a better whistleblowing website

BY Antonella Napolitano | Saturday, February 26 2011

Planning a better whistleblowing website: a review of "Inside WikiLeaks" On O'Reilly Radar, Andy Oram reviews "Inside WikiLeaks", the newly released book by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, former member of the organization and ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Planning a better whistleblowing website

BY Antonella Napolitano | Saturday, February 26 2011

Planning a better whistleblowing website: a review of "Inside WikiLeaks" On O'Reilly Radar, Andy Oram reviews "Inside WikiLeaks", the newly released book by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, former member of the organization and ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Feel like buying a smart city?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, February 23 2011

Feel like buying a smart city? What does exactly mean "smartness" when it comes to cities? Gartner VP Andrea Di Maio tries to dig in: Vendors do associate almost exclusively “smartness” to the interoperability of ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Feel like buying a smart city?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, February 23 2011

Feel like buying a smart city? What does exactly mean "smartness" when it comes to cities? Gartner VP Andrea Di Maio tries to dig in: Vendors do associate almost exclusively “smartness” to the interoperability of ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Spaghetti Open Data: what's cooking

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, February 21 2011

Italy | Spaghetti Open Data: what's cooking Spaghetti Open Data is a repository of Italian open data created by a group of Italian bloggers and civil servants that decided to donate their time and expertise to the ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Tell the government what you want from the Public Data Corporation

BY Antonella Napolitano | Sunday, February 20 2011

UK | Tell the government what you want from the Public Data Corporation The Public Data Corporation will work with various government agencies and will pull together data, freeing it up for the public. The UK government ... Read More

The Europe roundup: What kind of week has it been - Egypt edition

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, February 14 2011

In today's roundup we are featuring a contribute by Polish journalist Michal Kolanko, who reports on a debate on a EU law and its application in Poland. If you want to contribute to the Europe roundup, just write us. ... Read More

The Europe roundup: A digital agenda for Italy

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, February 11 2011

Italy | A digital agenda for Italy In a pretty confused period of Italian politics, a group of innovators pushes the government to adopt a digital agenda: in ten days the petition has been signed by more than 12.000 ... Read More

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The global "Snowden effect" is huge; how many consumer-facing online services fail the user privacy test; the Dems' 2016 digital to-do list; and much, much more. GO

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The Sony email leak reveals the MPAA's campaign against Google; how Uber is lobbying in local markets; mapping the #MillionsMarchNYC; and much, much more. GO

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What the Internet is not; new analysis of public opinion on net neutrality; how cloud backup apparently foiled a police coverup; and much, much more. GO

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Is the future of citizen journalism vigilantism?; one tech mogul's vocal support for CIA torture; a cri de couer from the founder of the Pirate Bay; and much, much more. GO

Web Index Sees Impact of Net Neutrality, Surveillance and Copyright Laws

Denmark, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have come out on top of the Web Index, a ranking of the Web Foundation measuring the economic, social and political benefit that countries gain from the web. The United States is at number six. For the authors of the report accompanying the index, the results reflect how inequality has an impact on access to the web. "Nordic policy-makers have been quick to adopt and promote the free Internet - and open access to information - as a 21st century public good," the report states. " Others, as this year's findings show, need to move fast to catch up." The report attributes the Scandinavian countries' advantage to the countries' broader efforts to invest in public goods and establish a welfare and acting against " excess concentrations of wealth and power." With the lower inequality in those countries than in others, "the skills, means and freedoms to benefit from new technologies are widespread, which helps to explain why Scandinavian countries score highly on the political, social and economic impact of the Web GO

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