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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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Germany Releases Open Data Action Plan Amidst Grassroots Enthusiasm and Pirate Party Turmoil

The German government on Wednesday unveiled its open data action plan to implement the open data charter established by the G8, now G7, countries. But while German open government advocates welcomed its release, for them it does not go far enough. Even as the open data movement is taking new hold in Germany on the local level with encouragement from the new Code for Germany effort, in the national Pirate Party, the supposed German net party, internal leadership disputes are overshadowing its digital agenda. GO

friday >

First POST: Scotched

Why conservatives should back net neutrality; how big data may damage civil rights; the ways Silicon Valley start-ups are exploiting freelance workers; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Resets

Apple's new iOS8 promises greater user privacy; Occupy Wall Street three years later; how tech may tilt the Scotland independence vote; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Connecting the Dots

Take Back the Tech grades Facebook, Twitter, et al, on transparency; MayDay PAC founder Lawrence Lessig talks about getting matched funds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Splits

USA Freedom Act divides Internet activists; Julian Assange's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"; New York's pro-net-neutrality protest; and much, much more GO

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