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First POST: Preparing for the Primary

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 19 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Cory Booker's latest campaign moves; the end of the telegram; and our ongoing aggregation of NSA news in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Answers

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 18 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Congressional hearings continue on National Security Agency surveillance; federal officials consider Bitcoin; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Revelations

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 17 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Knowledge loss in open government, a new social networking partnership for New York City, and a whole mess of new information in the ongoing NSA surveillance debate lead today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Late Takes

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 14 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Fallout continues from disclosure that the National Security Agency is spying on Americans, compiled in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Shell Games

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 13 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Generals and senators duel over the truth of surveillance; reporters turn their pens on the whistleblower instead of the leak; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Hearings

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 12 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Members of Congress question what they've been told about surveillance of Americans; federal officials take flak for their IT project reporting; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Starting Somewhere

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 11 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: A growing response to NSA surveillance revelations and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Exposure

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Understanding American surveillance and parsing the outcomes from Personal Democracy Forum lead today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: On Being Watched

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 7 2013

From Personal Democracy Plus: Reaction to the news that the United States may be capturing Americans' electronic communications; some of the highlights from Personal Democracy Forum 2013; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Searches

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 6 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Far-reaching surveillance of civilians under the Obama administration; better news for advocates of open city data; the start of our 2013 conference and more in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

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First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

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