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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 wednesday >

First POST: Reminders

Why the RNC hasn't managed to reboot how Republican campaigns use voter data; new ways of using phone banking to get out the vote; how the UK's digital director is still ahead of the e-govt curve; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky emerges with a mission to fight cyber-bullying; Marc Andreessen explains his political philosophy; tech donors to MayDay PAC get pushback from Congressional incumbents; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

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