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First POST: Unveilings

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 3 2015

The countries funding US think tanks; Chelsea Manning on Twitter; how small organizations can punch above their weight in a digital world; the Memories Pizza folks will receive more than half a million dollars from a GoFundMe campaign; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Master of their Domain(s)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 4 2015

Hillary Clinton's "homebrew" email server; everything else you wanted to know about Clinton's personal email; a Romanian hacker called "Guccifer"; "Nothing is actually private"; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Impossibles

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 26 2015

The FCC vote; a proxy Democratic primary battle in Chicago; Gov Andrew Cuomo begins deleting all state employee emails more than 90 days old; men talking about women in tech; and much, much more. Read More

Mayor Rahm Emanuel And the Fake @$%!ing Zombies

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 31 2011

The office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel decided to celebrate Halloween by posting this photo to Facebook, in which Emanuel appears to be checking his mobile phone while on the set of a special Chicago "L" episode of ... Read More

City of Chicago Releases City Contracts Going Back to 1993

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, August 4 2011

The city of Chicago has released records of nearly 90,000 city contracts going back to 1993 in machine-readable, downloadable format, the Chicago Sun-Times reported yesterday. Since coming into office, Chicago Mayor Rahm ... Read More

A Lobbyist Database for Chicago

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 6 2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to introduce an ordinance today that would create a wide-reaching lobbyist disclosure database, according to a press release. The ordinance makes good on a promise Emanuel made in the ... Read More

Live from Chicago, it's Mayor Rahm Emanuel

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 30 2011

Watch live streaming video from chicagomayorsoffice at livestream.com Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just appeared at his scheduled 2:30 p.m. Facebook town hall. The event is beginning now. "As I understand it, we've had ... Read More

Chicago CTO Says Senior Municipal Staff are Changing the Way Cities Work

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 28 2011

Chicago at night. Photo: Rhys Asplundh / Flickr Mayors across the United States are tasking senior staffers with changing the way their cities work, Chicago Chief Technology Officer John Tolva said during an interview ... Read More

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces 'Apps for Metro Chicago'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 24 2011

From Redeye Chicago: Now, Chicago is encouraging tech-savvy residents to create and build more mobile, web or Facebook apps through the Apps for Metro Chicago competition, which launches Friday. The idea is to have the ... Read More

Dan Sinker, @MayorEmanuel, And Controlling the #$%@ Narrative

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 6 2011

"If you have victorian morals," Dan Sinker began, "my talk is 15 minutes. So you might want to step out of the room for a bit." With that, Sinker, the author of one of the most noteworthy political parodies in recent ... Read More