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WaPo: We're Losing the Brand Wars to Transparency

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 15 2010

The Washington Post's ombudsperson Andrew Alexander has an apology to make. He's super sorry that the Post doesn't do a better job exposing its readers to government data: Read More

Measure Your Broadband, Do It for Your Country

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 12 2010

Credit: daleonsouth (Photo caption: "Discovered I was without internet a couple of days ago...") Read More

It's the VAN, But Mini

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 22 2010

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Wild Horses: Data.gov Proves Good Stats are Hard to Wrangle

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, January 28 2010

Rollin' rollin' rollin', keep them data rollin': A herd of federal agency data was taken in from the pasture on Jan. 22. // Photo: Bureau of Land Management Not to knock the plight of the wild North American horse, but ... Read More

The True Story of How the UK Got Its Data.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Last week, the British government took the wraps off of Data.gov.uk. They're not shy about admitting that U.S.'s Data.gov was their inspiration, but they're aiming to do the States one better. Some say they already ... Read More

DC get its Snowmap on

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 21 2009

To celebrate this weekend's snowpocalypse, the government-data-lovin' city of Washington DC constructed an online "Snowmap" showing where and how city vehicles had plowed and/or salted your neighborhood, with ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Scary Monsters

Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: System-Gaming

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

First POST: Inventions

How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

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