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The Europe roundup: "...and free us from unnecessary laws"

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, July 2 2010

UK | "...and free us from unnecessary laws" After Prime Minister Cameron's Spending Challenge, Deputy PM Nick Clegg has just launched "Your freedom", a website that addresses citizens, asking them suggestions for ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The UK Spending Challenge: the open source approach

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 28 2010

UK | The UK Spending Challenge: the open source approach Are you taking part to the spending challenge launched by the UK government? Richard Fahey analyzes the initiative in depth, comparing the initiative to the Obama ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The Emergency budget: If you had to, what would you cut?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 25 2010

UK | The Emergency budget: If you had to, what would you cut? Last Tuesday Chancellor George Osborne delivered his first budget speech with detail on how he plans to cut the budget deficit. "The Institute for Fiscal ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The European Commission Youtube channel...and a strange brand association

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 23 2010

[We are getting suggestions from our readers about interesting initiatives and speakers for the PDF Europe conference. Thank you all.] EU | The European Commission Youtube channel...and a strange brand association EUtube ... Read More

The Europe roundup: What happens when the Euroblogger becomes a reporter...

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 21 2010

EU | What happens when the Euroblogger becomes a reporter... When the Euroblogger enters unknown territory, she or he doesn't know whether he or she is walking into a gold mine or a mine field - and my participation at ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Democracy, populism and the Internet

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 18 2010

Today we have a special feature insted of our usual roundup, thanks to our readers.  Some weeks ago, one of our readers, Idoia Llano, suggested to bring writer and historian Paul Ginsborg to our next European ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Wikicrazia: public policies and online collaboration... in action!

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 16 2010

Italy | Wikicrazia: public policies and online collaboration... in action! PDF Europe speaker Alberto Cottica proposes an interesting experiment of web collaboration: next September he will publish a book called ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Should bloggers get accreditation to EU institutions?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 14 2010

EU | Should bloggers get accreditation to EU institutions? Last March, the International Press Association expressed concern about the shrinking presence of European media in Brussels: it's recent news that there are ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Best of European TechPolitics at PDF 2010

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 11 2010

During PdF 2010, one of the afternoon session featured "The best of European tech politics". Here's a summary and some reflections written by the moderator, PDF friend and speaker Jon Worth. If you’re a United States ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The resigned President and the power of social media

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 9 2010

Did you attend Personal Democracy Forum 2010? Check Nancy Scola's recap of some of the sessions and what other attendants wrote about the conference. And we will give you information about PDF Europe conference very ... Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

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

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