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From Europe to New York: attending PDF 2010

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 2 2010

We landed in a beautiful and sunny New York to attend the seventh edition of Personal Democracy Forum. European politics will have its spot tomorrow at 3.30pm in a session called "Best of Europe Tech-Politics", featuring ... Read More

The Europe roundup: How Russian gay activists used the Internet to outwit the Police

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, May 31 2010

Russia | How Russian gay activists used the Internet to outwit the Police This weekend a Gay Pride march took place in Moscow took place, but it wasn't a common event. The Moscow LGBT community has been trying to stage ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Your country, your call - and some controversy

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, May 27 2010

Ireland | Your country, your call - and some controversy Some months ago we wrote about "Your country your call", a competition launched by the Irish government to find projects that could secure development and ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The Coalition: what to expect from the new government

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, May 26 2010

UK | The Coalition: what to expect from the new government A few days ago David Cameron and Nick Clegg explained their plans for the new government, aiming at creating a radical change in the country. A whole section is ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Should we give eVoting another chance?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, May 24 2010

EU | Should we give eVoting another chance? Voting in an election is not as easy as it may seem: during the British election night many people reported they could not cast their ballots. As reported by The Guardian, "at ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The blogosphere in white coats

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, May 21 2010

Spain | The blogosphere in white coats Patients and medical walk through hospitals and surgery office, but also on the Internet. The Spanish network of medical blogs is one of the world's liveliest: patients seek ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The two sides of eParticipation in Central and Eastern Europe

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, May 19 2010

Earlier today I published a story on Andrew Stott as the new director of digital engagement in the British government. Later I recognized it was a story from 2009. I deeply apologize to PDF readers for my mistake. UK | ... Read More

The Europe roundup: From Minister Aigner to Mark Zuckerberg: the importance of privacy

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, May 17 2010

Germany | From Minister Aigner to Mark Zuckerberg: the importance of privacy German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner has written an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, expressing her concerns about ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Twitter: a new prediction system for elections?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, May 14 2010

UK | Twitter: a new prediction system for elections? During the UK electoral campaign Tweetminster conducted a Twitter-based word of mouth experiment : they tracked the most mentioned constituencies and candidates and ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Action replay: an Internet election in UK?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, May 12 2010

UK | Action replay: an Internet election in UK? UK has a new Prime Minister, David Cameron. As the new Prime Minister is working on the new government, it's time to reflect on how the web influenced this election. Well, ... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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