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News You Really Don't Need to Know About the Naming of Congressional Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 29 2010

Here's an altogether useless bit of congressional web trivia to start our week off right. As it turns out, Rep. Randy Neugebauer, the Texas Republican whom you might know from his shout of "It's a baby killer!" ... Read More

After the Summit: In YouTube Experiment, Hill Leaders Field the Same Five Questions

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 1 2010

Just after last Thursday's health care summit at Blair House, the folks at YouTube corralled three of Congress' top officials -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry ... Read More

The 15,000

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 10 2010

Credit: GRITtv Yesterday's episode of Laura Flanders' daily GRITtv program was on the topic of whether or not the United States Senate ha Read More

Could Twitter Change the Math of a Senate Hold?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 5 2010

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Hill Sites Hacked During SOTU

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 28 2010

Several House websites were hacked during last night's State of the Union, replacing the congresspeople's home pages with anti-Obama screeds. A Hill contact points out that among the targets was Joe "You Lie" ... Read More

White House, Hill GOP to hear from BlogHer

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 16 2009

BlogHer, the online network that serves to advance the voices of women, is heading to Washington to brief the White House and members of Congress on how to use technology to engage women online. Here's BlogHer's Erin ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed 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

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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