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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This is, perhaps, a historical document as much as anything else at this point, but below is the email that was sent around by the Federal Web Managers Council on Friday afternoon that gave federal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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First POST: Targeted

The digital humanitarian response to the earthquake in Nepal; the NYPD monitors children as young as age ten on social media; how Wikileaks crossed the line between transparency and an invasion of privacy by posting the Sony Pictures emails; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Overreaching

Why the FCC balked at the Comcast-TimeWarner deal; Sheryl Sandberg wants Hillary Clinton to lean into the White House; the UK's Democracy Club brings a lot more information to election season; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Ownership

"Tell us more about your bog"; the shrinking role of public participation on campaign websites; "Aaron's Law" has been reintroduced in Congress; is the Comcast-TimeWarner merger on its last legs?; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Bush League

Presidential candidates hiding behind Super PACs; what this means for American democracy; demos at the White House; a demand for Facebook to be more open about news in the newsfeed; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

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