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U.S., Brazil To Lead International Open Government Partnership

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 12 2011

Ask the State Department and it is a return to a challenge President Barack Obama issued at the last U.N. General Assembly, encouraging other countries to embrace open government. Ask some observers, and it is a return to the American practice of democracy building, just under a different name. Either way, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota this morning announced international partnership to promote transparency, citizen participation, and accountability in participating countries. The event was streamed live on State.gov. Read More

Rep. DeLauro Signs Change.org's Call for Clinton to Condemn China DDoS Attacks

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 26 2011

Change.org, the increasingly high-profile political petitioning site, has really banging pots around the story that its systems are being targeted by "Chinese hackers" angered by the more than hundred thousand ... Read More

After Attacks, Change.org Asks 'Where's the State Department?'

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 20 2011

Photo credit: Meneer De Braker Yesterday, we noted that Change.org was reporting that it was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack originating from China, and was calling on the State Department for help ... Read More

Another Clinton Gets on Board with "Internet Freedom"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

In a speech last night at ICANN's San Francisco meeting that managed pack in talk of everything from subatomic muon particles to Neanderthal genes to aging to rebuilding Haiti, Bill Clinton found the time to praise his ... Read More

What the State Department Talks About When It Talks About 21st Century Statecraft

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

"21st Century Statecraft" has served as a catchall for everything that the State Department has been involved in of late that at some point involves computers or a mobile phone, and it's arguably been less a ... Read More

The Quotable Hillary Clinton

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 15 2011

Wael Ghonim tweets: "Dear Hillary Clinton, thanks to the Internet, we can search for anyone's quotes within any period of time. Did you ever try this?" Burn. (via Ben Smith) Several young figures in the ... Read More

Man Gets 15 Years for Bringing Internet to Cuba

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

Part of the early pitch for Hillary Clinton's forays into the Internet space as Secretary of State was that connecting the world was a humanitarian, not political, imperative. Cuba begs to differ. Read More

Clinton@State: Seriously, #NetFreedom's a Big Deal

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 15 2011

At DC's George Washington University today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a speech today titled "Internet Rights And Wrongs: Choices & Challenges In A Networked World;” photo credit: ... Read More

Today's Appointment Streaming: Clinton to Tackle "Internet Rights and Wrongs"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 15 2011

Secretary Clinton briefs the press yesterday after meeting on Capitol Hill; photo via the State Department's Flickr feed Read More