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First POST: Scrutiny

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Guardian publishes more of Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras' interview with Edward Snowden; James Comey's confirmation hearing is a new opportunity to explore the role of surveillance in society; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Overseas

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How the NSA keeps Internet cables tapped; how that whole "civic technology thing is going; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Morsi's Message

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 3 2013

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

First POST: Pressure

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 2 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How a spy scandal looks different in Washington than it does in London, and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Will This Volunteer-Built App Help Clean Up New York City Politics?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 1 2013

The New York City Campaign Finance Board plans this week to release an early version of a web interface for campaigns to collect and process contributions on the go. "At first it is designed for use by candidates and their campaigns to process contributions in person, [such as] at small fundraisers," says CFB spokesman Eric Friedman. Read More

First POST: Adverse Reaction

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 1 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: European officials react to the news that American intelligence agencies monitored some of their colleagues; understanding what made Wendy Davis a star as well as an effective bill-stopping politician; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Repercussions

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 28 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The latest disclosures of NSA surveillance on Americans; how technology in development is beginning to evolve; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Protestations

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 27 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster means; the digital public square from Austin to Istanbul; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Filibuster

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 26 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Wendy Davis' social-media-backed filibuster; the IRS takes a surprising stance on open source; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Clarifying Remarks

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 25 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Finding Edward Snowden; a new class of Presidential Innovation Fellows; the Knight News Challenge winners; 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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