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The Europe roundup: Digital engagement, where art thou?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, July 7 2010

UK | Digital engagement, where art thou? I don’t like the phrase ‘Government 2.0′ much, so the something bigger hopefully isn’t that. I quite like ‘Open Government’, and digital engagement is part of that, ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The open spending data that isn't

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, July 5 2010

UK |  The open spending data that isn't Some weeks ago the government coalition made an announcement aimed at improving local gov: councils would have to publish all spending over £500 by January next year. This ... Read More

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

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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