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First POST: Liberated

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 19 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Hackers join the political fray around cybersecurity; Alexei Navalny is freed; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Selling Obamacare

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 18 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The art and science of 21st-century health care; mounting pressure on the Obama administration over NSA surveillance; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: More Questions

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 17 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: More questions for the intelligence community and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Unsealed

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 16 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Yahoo's legal fight in secret courts and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: The Verdict

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 15 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Following the ups and downs of municipally owned Wi-Fi; reacting to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Asylum

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 12 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Edward Snowden's latest search for asylum; new details of coopration between the NSA and Microsoft; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: "Candor"

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 11 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Hackers ask feds not to come to an annual conclave they've been invited to for years; Congress says intelligence officials "exaggerated" the effectiveness of their spying programs; an online organizing project hopes to restore a city's abandoned spaces; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Access

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: James Comey vs. a former judge on FISA courts; looking for Britain's "armchair auditors;" and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Scrutiny

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Guardian publishes more of Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras' interview with Edward Snowden; James Comey's confirmation hearing is a new opportunity to explore the role of surveillance in society; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Overseas

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How the NSA keeps Internet cables tapped; how that whole "civic technology thing is going; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

News Briefs

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality an 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

wednesday >

First POST: Emergence

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

tuesday >

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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