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Dangerous Data Perfectionism

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 10 2010

Here's another take on this question of what quality of openness and transparency it's reasonable for us to expect from government, this from Gunnar Hellekson. As Chief Technology Strategist for the domestic public ... Read More

SwiftRiver: Keeping Your Head Above Data

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 1 2010

From the folks behind the crowd-sourcing reporting system Ushahidi comes an announcement that a brand-new version of SwiftRiver has launched. SwiftWha? Here's the scoop: Read More

The UK Gets Its Law Dot Gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 18 2010

The United Kingdom's National Archives has launched Legislation.gov.uk, an online home for legislation from 1267 to the present day. That's not a typo. That's just an old, old country. Read More

Wikileaks, Pirate Party Shake Hands Over Servers

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 18 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge shake hands over an agreement for the party to host several Wikileaks servers. Photo via Torrent Freak. Read More

Poligraft Launches. Swear.

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 5 2010

Earlier this week, I teased you all with pre-mature notice that the Sunlight Foundation's* new Poligraft.com had launched. This afternoon, I pinkie swear that the site is actually up and running. Read More

Open Data, Open Kitchens, Closed Mouths?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 3 2010

Photo credit: moominmolly New York City restaurateurs aren't particularly thrilled by the city's new easy-to-use website and widget for pulling up health inspection data on the city's many eateries, delis, and Read More

Data Has Its Limits: Searching for Stories in "Top Secret America," Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 30 2010

Judge Richard Posner isn't a fan of "Top Secret America," the Washington Post's investigative project that landed with a big splash but hasn't seemed to produce many subsequent ripples. Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: In It To Win It

Hillary Clinton's updated Twitter bio; lots of election data-porn, if you're into that kind of thing; the debate over digital keys and backdoors; protests by hologram; and much, much more. GO

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