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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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First POST: Unimaginable

How social media has changed Hong Kong's democracy movement; what the "sharing economy" isn't; Facebook's apology to LGBTQ users; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

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