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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 monday >

After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

friday >

NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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