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Alec Ross on the web, democracy and the US

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This week on Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski, Guardian technology editor Charles Arthur discusses Microsoft's release of Windows 8 and the storm-delayed Google launch of Android updates and the next generation of Nexus devices.Aleks talks to Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Alec...
Alec Ross on the web, democracy and the US

I Got Election: Time To Invest In Democracy?

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I Got Election: Time To Invest In Democracy?

Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

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A group of Utah State University graduates recently launched a company called PoliticIt that uses machine learning to gauge the popularity of political candidates by measuring their digital influence. Sure, PoliticIt’s system has proven remarkably accurate in predicting winners, but its real promise is in leveling the playing field between...
Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

Gavin Newsom Talks About Transparent Government (Video)

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Last week, I ambled over to the Founders Den in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood to talk to California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom about his new book, “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government.” For the book, described as a “rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in...
Gavin Newsom Talks About Transparent Government (Video)

Darell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion

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We've written a few times now about Rep. Darrell Issa, and the Madison platform his office has set up to allow for crowdsourcing opinion on legislation and other government documents. He originally used it for his OPEN Act, but then later posted the text of ACTA as well. His latest...
Darell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion
The Truth is Complicated

Washington Post Warns That Prosecuting Crime of Aggression Might Deter It | Let's Try Democracy

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Washington Post Warns That Prosecuting Crime of Aggression Might Deter It | Let's Try Democracy

[REVIEW] Can a Browser App Pop the Internet Filter Bubble?

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The Internet's ability to show us only what we want to see is notorious. We click things we like. Algorithms look at what we've clicked on and deliver more of the same. Author Eli Pariser called it the filter bubble: the sphere of agreeable viewpoints we find ourselves trapped in...
[REVIEW] Can a Browser App Pop the Internet Filter Bubble?
Mark Zuckerberg, the new dictator of Facebookistan

Car Dealer API Opens a Closed Industry

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First an API for cars, now there’s one for the places that sell them. A new service from GOSO creates a standard interface to report real-time inventory and other car details. Any developer can now tap into this data and let users know where to find that blue Camry. Everything...
Car Dealer API Opens a Closed Industry

FTC protects journalism’s past

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The Federal Trade Commission has been nosing around how to save journalism and in its just-posted “staff discussion draft” on “potential policy recommendations to support the reinvention of journalism,” it makes its bias clear: The FTC defines journalism as what newspapers do and aligns itself with protecting the old power...
FTC protects journalism’s past

Update: Israeli president talks democracy, power of Facebook

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In an attempt to learn how to use social media to bridge the divide between countries, Israeli President Shimon Peres visited Facebook's headquarters Tuesday....
Update: Israeli president talks democracy, power of Facebook

The Bases of Empire | Let's Try Democracy

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The Bases of Empire | Let's Try Democracy

How Much Of That All Important Journalism Is Really PR?

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We get pitched stories from PR people all the time, and probably 99.9% of them end up getting ignored and trashed -- mostly because they're not even close to relevant, but often because we have no interest in being someone's free promotional team. What's amusing, however, is that invariably, days...
How Much Of That All Important Journalism Is Really PR?

Cheney's Crimes and Confessions: Torture Is the Least of It | Let's Try Democracy

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Cheney's Crimes and Confessions: Torture Is the Least of It | Let's Try Democracy

Trump freaks with Tweets, has meltdown on Twitter after Obama victory

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Donald Trump has been relentless on Twitter for the past few days, pushing people to vote for Romney. Tuesday night, Trump’s Tweets got a little crazy. (And yes, this is Trump’s real account. It’s verified.) After Barack Obama was re-elected for his second term late Tuesday night, Trump seemed a...
Trump freaks with Tweets, has meltdown on Twitter after Obama victory

Twitter sharpens its focus on India with trending topics expansion, still trails rivals

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Twitter is beefing up its offering in India as it looks to increase its market share in the world’s largest democracy. Building on support for four new local languages, that were added last month, the company has expanded its ‘trending topics’ service to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi, in addition...
Twitter sharpens its focus on India with trending topics expansion, still trails rivals

YouTube - Not a democracy? Israel 'showed its real face' in Dubai-Mossad scandal

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YouTube - Not a democracy? Israel 'showed its real face' in Dubai-Mossad scandal

UK tops international Google-snoop league

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Woo! Number 1! British authorities demand more data on Google users per capita than any other major democracy, newly-published figures have revealed.…...
UK tops international Google-snoop league

Audio: Lila Garrett on KPFK With Charlotte Dennett and David Swanson and Dennis Kucinich | Let's Try Democracy

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Audio: Lila Garrett on KPFK With Charlotte Dennett and David Swanson and Dennis Kucinich | Let's Try Democracy

How Open Data Applications are Improving Government

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Geoff Livingston co-founded Zoetica to focus on cause-related work, and released an award-winning book on new media Now is Gone in 2007.Open data is the big trend these days when people talk about “Government 2.0.” In reality, the open data movement has just begun, with governments finally starting to...
How Open Data Applications are Improving Government
Social: How You Killed Facebook Democracy: A Short History
US leads world in government removal requests to Google

Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies

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Facebook's proposed policy tweaks are about to have their day in the polls -- not that the social network's users have much of a chance of shooting them down. Facebook's current governance policies allow for a vote on proposed changes when more than 7,000 comments are registered -- but...
Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies
Game or be gamed: Douglas Rushkoff on prototyping democracy through play
The Web Isn’t a Democracy, It’s a Meritocracy

The Free Internet Act

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The Reddit community has posted a proposed piece of legislation they call The Free Internet Act on Google Docs. I've just taken a look at it and will need to think about all of these provisions a bit before I have an opinion about whether this is a sensible proposal...
The Free Internet Act

Whopping .00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change

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Facebook closed the vote on its new data use policy and new statement of rights and responsibilities Friday, with a paltry 342,632 ballots cast as of a minute before closing. The vote needed 270 million participants to be binding, but falling far short of that benchmark, Facebook will use vote tally in...
Whopping .00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change

Infographic: Celebrating Internet Freedom Day & The Anniversary Of The SOPA/PIPA Protests

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It's January 18th, 2013, and that's a day worthy of note: the one year anniversary of the widespread protests against SOPA and PIPA. Not only did the massive reaction from the internet community succeed in stopping these dangerous bills that would have curtailed free speech and innovation online, the protests...
Infographic: Celebrating Internet Freedom Day & The Anniversary Of The SOPA/PIPA Protests

YouTube - Prof. John Mearsheimer Analyzes Future of Israel/Palestine: Apartheid to Binational Democracy 1/6

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YouTube - Prof. John Mearsheimer Analyzes Future of Israel/Palestine: Apartheid to Binational Democracy 1/6
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