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First POST: Foreshadowing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 3 2015

The emerging FCC deal on net neutrality; Obama's plans to expand federal digital teams; Google's plans to compete with Uber; and much, much more. Read More

Announcing PDF 2013 Theme "Think Bigger" + New Speakers!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 12 2013

We've chosen "Think Bigger" to be the theme of our 10th annual Personal Democracy Forum conference it in part to honor our late friend Aaron Swartz, who used that phrase it in an email he wrote to me where he asked, "Why not harness the power of the Internet to work on the larger-scale problems?" Why not, indeed.

Bigger data and more powerful technologies can also mean bigger threats to freedom and bigger misunderstandings too--we're hardly of the view that just because it's technology that must mean it's changing things for the better. But as with every PDF conference, we're aiming to focus on the people, ideas and projects that are really making a positive difference in how the world works and people live.

To that end, we are also pleased to announce the following keynote speakers...

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