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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.

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thursday >

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Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

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How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

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