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First POST: What's Next

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, November 14 2012

Around the web

International

  • A number of European unions are coordinating a Europe-wide strike and protest against austerity today with the motto #14N.

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Cuban authorities to drop charges against a writer for an anti-Castro website that was reporting on detentions of government opponents and criticism of the country's response to Hurricane Sandy.

  • The new head of BBC News is asking staff not to tweet about the broadcasters' internal problems.

  • The Washington Post explored Russia's new "secret" Internet blacklist.

  • The tax authority in Hamburg has revoked the 2010 tax-exempt authority of a main financial supporter of Wikileaks.

  • The head of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce said that every third company is looking to add more IT personnel 2013, and that the industry is having trouble finding qualified workers.

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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