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First POST: Dealing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, December 23 2014

As North Korea's Internet mysteriously goes down, doubts remain about the source of the Sony hack; Facebook's Russia dilemma; some big news in open government data; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Tony Meow Now

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 22 2014

The New York Times' Upshot embraces citizen journalism; Australia's Prime Minister fears a web plug-in; HHS pays a lot for email; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Transitions

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 7 2013

Which political technology firms came out on top in this week's elections; Al Gore's outspoken views on Edward Snowden; Google's director of charitable giving explains its "moon shots"; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Counting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers:The latest details on the health care exchange signups (and problems); a new tech advocacy group launches; Nick Bilton's forthcoming book on Twitter gives the unvarnished version of its founding; and much, much more. Read More

HHS Releases All the Data You'd Need to Build Your Own Health Insurance Finder

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 29 2011

Last week, the federal Department of Health and Human Services released comprehensive nationwide data on available health insurance plans in every state in the union and the District of Columbia. This dataset is the one ... Read More

Todd Park's Plan to NOAA-ize Health Data

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 2 2011

HHS CTO Todd Park; photo credit: JD Lasica Over on the Atlantic, Simon Owens profiles Department of Health and Human Services CTO Todd Park. Owens writes that in their interviews, Park returned again and again to the ... Read More

Putting Prices on Obama's Health Plan Site

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 7 2010

Photo credit: James Duncan Davidson. Read More

Health Care Reform: The Website

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 22 2010, the online clearinghouse of health insurance plan information mandated by the health reform package signed by the President in March, is set to go live next Thursday, reports Sarah Kiff of Politico. Kiff ... Read More

It's Health Data Day

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 2 2010

O'Reilly Radar's Alex Howard has a run down of what's on the table today as the Department of Health and Human Services and Institute of Medicine holds a Community Health Data Forum. Read More

What new media is good for, from

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 4 2010

Extending our public health programs, through an integrated communications strategy. Bringing up-to-date and accurate information to support health decision making where people are already spending time, and listening ... Read More