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First POST: Rated

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 23 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Regulatory fights over the sharing economy, naming D.C.'s leading insiders in government technology, and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Selected for Special Screening

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 22 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Which would you rather the TSA screen, your shoes or your Facebook friends? This and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Liberated

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 19 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Hackers join the political fray around cybersecurity; Alexei Navalny is freed; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Selling Obamacare

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 18 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The art and science of 21st-century health care; mounting pressure on the Obama administration over NSA surveillance; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: More Questions

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 17 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: More questions for the intelligence community and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Unsealed

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 16 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Yahoo's legal fight in secret courts and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: The Verdict

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 15 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Following the ups and downs of municipally owned Wi-Fi; reacting to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Asylum

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 12 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Edward Snowden's latest search for asylum; new details of coopration between the NSA and Microsoft; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: "Candor"

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 11 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Hackers ask feds not to come to an annual conclave they've been invited to for years; Congress says intelligence officials "exaggerated" the effectiveness of their spying programs; an online organizing project hopes to restore a city's abandoned spaces; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Access

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: James Comey vs. a former judge on FISA courts; looking for Britain's "armchair auditors;" and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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