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First POST: Recovery

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 21 2013

Watching recovery efforts in Oklahoma, a landmark change at the Federal Communications Commission, and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Today's First POST is available for anyone to read. Read More

First POST: The Acquisition

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 20 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: By acquiring Tumblr, Yahoo gets a big audience — and a favorite platform for political culture warriors; Silicon Valley pushes for changes to immigration reform legislation; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Compromises

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 17 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Organizing for Action's new stumbling block; "accelerating" a civic technology industry; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: The "Facebook Squad"

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 16 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Renegotiating access, protection for journalists, and leadership at the IRS; new Census data for political researchers; FWD.us' "Facebook squad;" and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Consequences

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 15 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Another Internet outage in Syria; continued inquiry into selective enforcement and allegations of prosecutorial overreach in the Obama administration; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: They Did WHAT?

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 14 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Reaction to news of the federal government's sweeping, secret, "unprecedented," and allegedly punitive retrieval of Associated Press journalists' phone records dominates today's round-up of reports about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Your Monday Briefing

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 13 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Your weekend must-reads on FWD.us' internal struggles, the partisan Republican congressman who gets bipartisan support on Internet policy, and Chinese citizens' social media-fueled disaster response, plus all the latest worth knowing about technology and politics in this Monday morning round-up of news from around the web. Read More

First POST: Crimes

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 10 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Decriminalizing consumer choice; an Internet-enabled bank heist; using data to understand deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Openness

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The White House's new open data push and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Connectivity

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What's up with Syria's Internet access, how the federal government is changing its stance on privacy and surveillance, and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

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First POST: Spoilers

How the GOP hasn't fixed its tech talent gap; the most tech-savvy elected official in America, and the most tech-savvy state-wide candidate; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hot Spots

How Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is making inroads in China; labor protests among Uber drivers spread to more cities; new data about the prevalence of online harassment; and much, much more. GO

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

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