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First POST: Wearable Futures

BY Nick Judd | Monday, April 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Is London's "Silicon Roundabout" hip or a flop? Should civil liberties advocates cheer, and not jeer, police sporting wearable cameras? And what more will come of the White House's online petitions initiative? This and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Backpedal

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 5 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Facebook's politics faux pas; corruption, politics and technology — or not; and Bitcoin top today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Can a New GOP Tech Marketplace Outpace Democrats?

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, April 4 2013

There's a new entrant into the milieu of Republican firms hoping to modernize the party. Earlier this week, former National Republican Senatorial Committee Digital Director Alex Skatell and former Republican Governors Association Executive Director Phil Musser pulled the lid off their new company, MGA Holdings, a three-headed digital hydra that houses a creative agency, a niche media property, and a software development firm. Among Skatell's plans is one to build a new front-end for Republican voter data management. The GOP promises that it will compel its vendors to offer an API that third parties can use to build applications for campaigns that want to make the most of their voter data, Obama-style — and Skatell says he'll be one of the first into that market. Read More

First POST: Leaks

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, April 4 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The "big data" release that's making financial mavens sweat; why "open government" needs an institutional memory; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Some Knight News Challenge Semifinalists Sound Awfully Familiar

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, April 3 2013

How fitting for people so concerned with the future of news to want to spend so much money on the problems of the future rather than those of the present. Read More

First POST: Data Regulation

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, April 3 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: New regulations about who should know what about whom and where they should store the data top today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Accountability

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, April 2 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The White House accounts for its time in the Open Government Partnership and another open government advocate asks foundation funders to have some accountability too in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Nice One, You Guys

BY Nick Judd | Monday, April 1 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Everyone's April 1 product releases and new announcements are very serious business in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Mysterious Assault

BY Nick Judd | Friday, March 29 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus: Attacks on and against the Internet top today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

It's Like Craigslist for People Who Hate Government Spending

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, March 28 2013

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched "Waste List," a web-friendly collection of all the things Republicans think the federal government shouldn't be spending money on. A chief source for the list is "Wastebook," an annual effort by the office of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), most recently released in in October 2012. Read More