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Guess Who's Coming to the White House? Go On, Guess.

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 13 2011

The visitor records posted online by the Obama White House are full of holes, argue the Center for Public Integrity's Viveca Novak and Fred Schulte in a piece running on Politico today: The White House website proudly ... Read More

White House Plans Presidential "Town Hall" at, by, and on Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 6 2011

President Obama is headed out to Palo Alto in later this month, blogs the White House, where he'll be taking part of what they're billing as a Facebook "town hall" at the company's headquarters to be held April ... Read More

Say Goodbye to Data.gov?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 31 2011

The Obama White House is prepping to pull down open government sites like Data.gov, the IT Dashboard, and FedSpace, reports the Federal News Radio's Jason Miller, based on the comments of one anonymous government ... Read More

Noveck on Lessons Learned

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

In a 1-2-3-part interview with Asia-based FutureGov, former U.S. Deputy Beth Noveck argues a point that seems to be gaining traction in open government circles: that while the "institutionalization" of open ... Read More

A 56-Page Report Card on Obama's Openness

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

How open a presidency is Obama's really? It's a debate that has heated up of late, and the good government group OMB Watch is out today with a contribution, in the form of a sizable report assessing where things stand at ... Read More

All Your White House Government Goodness, in One Place

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

Celebrating Sunshine Week, White House has gone live with WhiteHouse.gov/GoodGovernment, "your central portal to tools and data that connect citizens to their government and improve their everyday lives, as well as ... Read More

Austan Goolsbee Reveals Advice America Gave

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 24 2011

Last week, it was Austan Goolsbee's turn to take a spin at Advise the Advisor: Read More

WhiteHouseLeaks?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 9 2011

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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