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How the Federal Government Was Planning to Shutdown Online

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 12 2011

This is, perhaps, a historical document as much as anything else at this point, but below is the email that was sent around by the Federal Web Managers Council on Friday afternoon that gave federal agencies informal ... Read More

How Do You Make a Wired Government Go Dark?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 8 2011

The moment last January when President Barack Obama sent his very first tweet. Don't worry, though -- the POTUS is considered an essential employee; photo credit: the American Red Cross. We've talked about the general ... Read More

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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