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First POST: Oath of Office

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, January 22 2013

Inaugural

Around the web

International

  • The German Pirate Party saw its first state loss in regional elections in Lower Saxony. Der Spiegel called the result a "massive setback." Die Welt and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung attributed their loss to the party's internal disputes. But blogger "senSATZionell" suggested that the success of the Pirates in the other states had to do with the clearer and more settled majority situation of the other larger parties in those states, providing more room for voters to vote for the Pirates. The competition in Lower Saxony between the Social Democrats, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party was more intense and close. He suggests that the result does not predict the outcome of the vote nationally later this year.

  • Al Jazeera produced an interactive of a survey it conducted via SMS of people in Mali, asking them how they felt about the French military.

  • Eric Schmidt has posted about his trip to North Korea, but it is his daughter's impressions that have been gaining attention, according to Marketing Land.

  • France is proposing a tax on the use of digital data, and Jacob Albert argues there is a positive aspect to the plan.

  • The Pirate Party has gained official status in Australia.

  • Britain recently launched a genome database of patients suffering from cancer and other rare diseases.

News Briefs

RSS Feed wednesday >

First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

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

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