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First POST: Print is Dead

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, August 6 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What to make of Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post; more reverberations from the NSA surveillance scandal; a British government agency proves you can make smart use of the web AND work in government; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Oversight

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 5 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers:How congressional "oversight" of the NSA doesn't work; Bruce Sterling and Tom Scott's mordant takes on our times; the growing backlash against Jim Messina going Tory; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

The Top Tech-Politics Developments of 2013, So Far

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, August 1 2013

Every six months or so, we add more items to our "Politics and the Internet" Timeline, a living document that now includes more than 160 items stretching back to 1968 and covering a range of domestic, international and online events. Keep in mind, this isn't an official list but just our best subjective judgment on the most important developments at the intersection of technology and politics. If you would like to suggest something that we've left out, or make a correction to the record, please use this form. After the jump--Here's what we've added for the period from January 2013 to the end of July: Read More

Should The U.S. Government Be Able to Ban "Terrorists" from Twitter?

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, December 20 2011

Glenn Greenwald watches the New York Times conflate accused terrorists using Twitter with "Twitter terrorism," on the occasion of an account connected with the militant Islamist Somali organization Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahedeen making an appearance in the Gray Lady; nameless government officials assert that they have the right to force Twitter to shut such accounts down; and really nobody (except him) question that assertion. Read More

Quote Of The Day: Glenn Greenwald On This Whole Wikileaks Kerfuffle

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 30 2011

As far as OpenLeaks is concerned, I have found the whole thing to be strange from the beginning, because if you look at the way in which this sort of dissident faction left Wikileaks and began this competing ... Read More

The One with Anonymous Hackers, Glenn Greenwald, U.S. Security Firms, and a Plan to Bring Down Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 14 2011

A slide from "The Wikileaks Threat," a presentation allegedly hacked from the files of the securuity firm HBGary, via Business Insider Read More

Daily Digest: If Chris Dodd Scores a Victory, Does Anyone Hear It?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 19 2007

Glenn Greenwald takes Chris Dodd's FISA victory seriously, unlike most of big media; Colin Delany is impressed with the grassroots effort behind Dodd; BlogHer asks why the candidates won't speak with them; a partnership ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/25/07

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, October 25 2007

Chris Dodd gets dugg; Glenn Greenwald has high praise for Chris Dodd and harsh words for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton; Compete.com develops new charts to show where the candidates lie on the political spectrum; a new ... Read More

The Daily Digest: 2/9/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 9 2007

John Edwards decided not to fire bloggers Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwen for things they wrote before he hired them, receiving acclaim from the left and the right, respectively. "This is all being made up as we go ... Read More