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Twitter's Transparency as Emulation Worthy Tech Practice

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 11 2011

Wired.com's Ryan Singel suggests that Twitter's reaction to a U.S. district court order for Wikileaks's participants user records should become the industry standard: Twitter introduced a new feature last month without ... Read More

I'm Writing a Book: WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 10 2011

I'm excited to announce that in mid-February OR Books, a small independent press based in New York City, will be publishing my seventh sixth book, WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency. You can pre-order copies or ... Read More

Quote of the Day: DDoS as Street Protests

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 22 2010

The question: Hundreds of Internet activists recently mounted cyberattacks on companies like MasterCard and Amazon because they had ended their affiliation with WikiLeaks. How dangerous could this kind of action be? Read More

The CIA's W.T.F. (Wikileaks Task Force)

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 22 2010

The Washington Post's Greg Miller reports that the CIA has put together an internal team to look into what Wikileaks has meant for the agency, and it's got a funny little name: The CIA has launched a task force to assess ... Read More

More DoublePlusGood WikiLeaks Reading

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 20 2010

I've added some fresh gleanings to our WikiLeaks Reader: Read More

Is Hacktivism Civil Disobedience, Or Just Trolling?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 20 2010

Hoping to sway, or at least shake, die-hard supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, Jaron Lanier has also put the Twitterverse all abuzz with his article in The Atlantic on "The Hazards of Nerd Supremacy." Lanier's ... Read More

"Keith Olbermann Quit Twitter Because of Me"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 17 2010

Over on Salon, Sady Doyle recounts she sparked the #mooreandme meme that seems to have driven Keith Olbermann from Twitter, at least for the moment: Read More

From Wikileaks to OpenLeaks, Via the Knight News Challenge

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 17 2010

Back in 2009, Daniel Domscheit-Berg applied to the Knight News Challenge in the name of Wikileaks for $532,000 to fund a project to "improve the reach, use and impact of a platform that allows whistle-blowers and ... Read More

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Emergence

Evaluating the Teachout-Wu challenge; net neutrality defenders invoke an "internet slowdown"; NYC's first CTO; and much, much more. GO

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De Blasio Names Minerva Tantoco First New York City CTO

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as first New York City CTO Tuesday night in an announcement that was greeted with applause and cheers at the September meeting of the New York Tech Meet-Up. In his remarks, De Blasio said her task would be to develop a coordinated strategy for technology and innovation as it affects the city as a whole and the role of technology in all aspects of civic life from the economy and schools to civic participation, leading to a "redemocratization of society." He called Tantoco the perfect fit for the position as a somebody who is "great with technology, has a lot of experience, abiltiy and energy and ability to create from scratch and is a true New Yorker." GO

First POST: Fusion Politics

The Teachout-Wu Cuomo-Hochul race as it comes to a close; more criticism for Reddit as it prepares a major new round of funding; First Lady Michelle Obama as an Upworthy curator; and much, much more. GO

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