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First POST: They Did WHAT?

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 14 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Reaction to news of the federal government's sweeping, secret, "unprecedented," and allegedly punitive retrieval of Associated Press journalists' phone records dominates today's round-up of reports about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Your Monday Briefing

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 13 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Your weekend must-reads on FWD.us' internal struggles, the partisan Republican congressman who gets bipartisan support on Internet policy, and Chinese citizens' social media-fueled disaster response, plus all the latest worth knowing about technology and politics in this Monday morning round-up of news from around the web. Read More

First POST: Crimes

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Decriminalizing consumer choice; an Internet-enabled bank heist; using data to understand deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Developers Are Already Submitting Patches to Obama's New Open Data Policy

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 9 2013

Photo: Tom Lohdan / Flickr

The White House on Thursday morning released an executive order from President Barack Obama that mandates any data in information systems created by government agencies going forward be available for anyone to access, download, and use. Read More

First POST: Openness

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The White House's new open data push and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Benghazi Becomes #Benghazi as Oversight Committee Streams Hearing Online

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 8 2013

The House Oversight Committee is streaming its Wednesday proceedings live as committee members hear testimony from State Department personnel concerning the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks. The hearing is being broadcast live over YouTube and, as of this writing, has more than 2,800 simultaneous viewers. Read More

First POST: Connectivity

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What's up with Syria's Internet access, how the federal government is changing its stance on privacy and surveillance, and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Syrian Internet Almost Entirely Dark, Multiple Observers Say

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 7 2013

Syrian Internet connections appeared to flicker off throughout the day Tuesday in what appears to be the largest disruption of access since the war-torn country was completely separated from the rest of the digital world last November. Read More

First POST: Gleanings

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 7 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How South African activists are fighting corruption with a mix of new and old tools; how the Washington Post uses Organizing or Action's own data to understand the organization; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Critiques

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 6 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Technology in international development; Silicon Valley in domestic politics; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More