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First POST: Open to Suggestions

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 2 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What President Barack Obama wants to hear about NSA surveillance; what really sent law enforcement to the home of someone who searched online for "pressure cookers;" and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: On the Move

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, August 1 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Snowden's on the move; "your" phone might become your actual phone; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Busy Day

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 31 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What's being discussed this morning in a Senate committee hearing on NSA surveillance; a new way to understand federal law; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Judgment Day

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 30 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: An expected verdict in the Manning trial; new facts may be coming to light about NSA surveillance; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Premonitions

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 29 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Ron Wyden suddenly makes more sense; White House staffers, guard your passwords; an Instagram for drones; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Insecurity

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 26 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Criticism of National Security Agency surveillance of Americans gains traction on Capitol Hill; security flaws in Silicon Valley's shiny future threaten personal privacy; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Awkward

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 25 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Edward Snowden's itinerary, Rep. Mark Sanford's exercise clothes, Anthony Weiner's social media habits and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Decisions

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 24 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Understanding the history behind today's expected, and weighty, vote in Congress on NSA surveillance; the GOP's new "50-state strategy," a la Howard Dean's Democratic Party; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Rated

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 23 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Regulatory fights over the sharing economy, naming D.C.'s leading insiders in government technology, and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Selected for Special Screening

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 22 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Which would you rather the TSA screen, your shoes or your Facebook friends? This and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Emergence

Evaluating the Teachout-Wu challenge; net neutrality defenders invoke an "internet slowdown"; NYC's first CTO; and much, much more. GO

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De Blasio Names Minerva Tantoco First New York City CTO

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as first New York City CTO Tuesday night in an announcement that was greeted with applause and cheers at the September meeting of the New York Tech Meet-Up. In his remarks, De Blasio said her task would be to develop a coordinated strategy for technology and innovation as it affects the city as a whole and the role of technology in all aspects of civic life from the economy and schools to civic participation, leading to a "redemocratization of society." He called Tantoco the perfect fit for the position as a somebody who is "great with technology, has a lot of experience, abiltiy and energy and ability to create from scratch and is a true New Yorker." GO

First POST: Fusion Politics

The Teachout-Wu Cuomo-Hochul race as it comes to a close; more criticism for Reddit as it prepares a major new round of funding; First Lady Michelle Obama as an Upworthy curator; and much, much more. GO

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