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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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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's ...

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

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