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First POST: Keeping Track

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, November 2 2012

Around the web

International

  • Reuters examined what role China's Weibo service will face as the country undergoes a leadership change.

  • Mexican cartels have forced engineers to build a radio network, Wired reported.

  • Activists in Japan are looking to overturn a rule forbidding tweeting during election campaigns, according to Global Voices.

  • The Open Net Initiative offered an update on information controls in Ethiopia.

  • The finalists for the New Zealand Open Source Awards have been announced.

  • A presidential decree in Costa Rica has protected the photocopying of textbooks.

News Briefs

RSS Feed 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

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

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