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First POST: Fight Club

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 11 2014

More than 6,000 websites and organizations are "fighting back" against NSA mass surveillance today; Not included among them, Wikipedia, which was critical to the anti-SOPA/PIPA coalition; a new mobile app Secret seems in tune with the new privacy zeitgeist, or is it?, and much, much more. Read More

Seeing Like a Citizen: How Activists Are Making State Laws Legible

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, May 10 2013

The Open Government Foundation announced Friday that it had released, a web-friendly and restriction free publication of the Maryland Code of Public Laws. Read More

Public Broadband May Be Coming to Harford County, Maryland

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 12 2011

Harford County, Maryland, may get a low-cost community wireless network, GovtTech reports: The $8 million proposal would consolidate existing networks into a single, secure high-speed IP network providing Internet, ... Read More

'Planning 2.0' Gives Mapping Power to Citizens

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 1 2011

In Allegheny County, Md., the county government has released a web-based mapping application for citizens to review land use changes and comment on them, the Cumberland Times-News reports: Citizen comments are entered in ... Read More

Is Maryland Becoming the Open Government State?

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 26 2011

Maryland's state legislature will gain a joint committee on transparency and open government this summer, reports. (Via Delegate Heather Mizeur, the lead sponsor of a bill just ... Read More