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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

News Briefs

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First POST: Responding

The aftermath of Ferguson continues to reverberate; how one Senate campaign took advantage of Facebook's micro-targeting tools; the new Congress' tech agenda; and much, much more GO

tuesday >

First POST: Sad Reality

How social media changed the course of the Ferguson story; Ready for Hillary's 3-million-member email list; why Mark Cuban opposes net neutrality rules; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: All Against All

Why Uber isn't "the future" of cities; why journalists lost control of journalism; how Sean Parker is spending his political money; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Power Frames

The differences between "old power" and "new power"; Uber as a new/old power hybrid; debating Clay Shirky's feminist cred; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

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