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The UK government says “Britain is leading the way in open data”

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Speaking at a Digital Birmingham roundtable event today, Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, reiterated the UK government’s open data vision, saying that ”Britain is leading the world by making ever more data freely available.” He also said that the government will relaunch data.gov.uk to make it simpler for...
The UK government says “Britain is leading the way in open data”

UK open government data: the results of the official audit

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The National Audit Office has just published its verdict on the UK government's open data project. Find out what the report said – and get the indicators here:• Timeline of UK government data• Get the dataThis should be a good week for open government data in the UK. The British...
UK open government data: the results of the official audit

Soca shuts down website after attack by hackers

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Spokesman for Serious Organised Crime Agency says denial of service does not pose a security risk to the organisationThe Serious Organised Crime Agency website was taken offline on Thursday after being targeted by hackers, the agency said.Soca confirmed that its site soca.gov.uk suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.A...
Soca shuts down website after attack by hackers

Gov.uk website wins design award

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The UK government's Gov.uk website is described as the "Paul Smith of websites" as it picks up the prestigious Design of the Year award....
Gov.uk website wins design award

'Direct and well-mannered' government website named design of the year

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Gov.uk, a one-stop digital shop for all government services and information, beats the Shard and the Olympic cauldron to prizeThe UK government's website, gov.uk, has beaten off competition from the Shard, the Olympic cauldron and a revolutionary folding wheel to take the crown of Design of the Year 2013. It...
'Direct and well-mannered' government website named design of the year

Elon Musk: With Jobs Gone, Google Will Win mobile (And Look Out For The Hyperloop)

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World-renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk held a roundtable session at the Foreign and Comonwealth Office last Thursday in London. It was the kind of event the UK government has seen much more of lately. Two years ago the Prime Minister David Cameron set aside budget for a special office to fan...
Elon Musk: With Jobs Gone, Google Will Win mobile (And Look Out For The Hyperloop)
Junar gets $1.2M to make open data more useful

Should gov.uk be Design of the Year?

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The simple, functional gov.uk website has won Design of the Year, beating reinvented wheels and AidPods for the prize. So is it the 'Paul Smith of websites'? Share your thoughts hereAt first glance, gov.uk may not look like a great work of design - let alone the Design of the...
Should gov.uk be Design of the Year?

Boris Johnson under fire for 'hijacking' mayor of London Twitter account

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Labour believes migration of official mayoral Twitter account to support Johnson's re-election bid is misuse of resourcesBoris Johnson was under fire on the first day of the formal election period after his re-election team appropriated the official City Hall Twitter account, by switching the name @MayorofLondon to "@Boris Johnson", transferring...
Boris Johnson under fire for 'hijacking' mayor of London Twitter account

Wikipedia Boss Jimmy Wales Is Dipping His Toe Into Politics

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has taken on an unpaid job as advisor to the British government on how to make policy decisions more transparent, reports The Telegraph. [I]t is expected that Mr Wales will also advise civil servants on how the public can be better engaged through the internet...
Wikipedia Boss Jimmy Wales Is Dipping His Toe Into Politics

GOV.UK steps out of beta and replaces BusinessLink and DirectGov from today

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The UK Government is finally launching GOV.UK out of beta. From today this website replaces DirectGov and BusinessLink to consolidate the information that people need to get things done. The idea is to create a ‘simpler, clearer and faster site’ and the changes have been in the works since the...
GOV.UK steps out of beta and replaces BusinessLink and DirectGov from today

Zendesk Adds UK Government To Its List Of European Clients

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Plenty of news coming out of Le Web London this morning. Aside from Box announcing a new London office to scale it’s 15% annual growth in Europe, today we also have news that cloud-based CRM platform Zendesk has landed a UK Government contract for its recently launched new GOV.UK portal...
Zendesk Adds UK Government To Its List Of European Clients

Facebook accounts could be used to prove identity to access public services

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Government to publish list of certified providers who can help people login securely to revamped gov.uk portalPersonal login details for social networking sites, bank accounts and personal mobile phone accounts could be used be used as official proof of identity to access public services, the Cabinet Office has confirmed.Ministers are...
Facebook accounts could be used to prove identity to access public services

Gov.uk: why this new government website really matters

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The executive director of Government Digital Services explains why Directgov and Business Link have been replaced - and howOn Wednesday 17 October, the new digital service Gov.uk moves out of public beta and replaces the two main government digital brands, Directgov and Business Link. It is the first major full...
Gov.uk: why this new government website really matters

Britain is at the forefront of the open data revolution | Nigel Shadbolt

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The open data white paper commits to an extent and detail of information that is unprecedented, and will lead to real changeThe government's newly published white paper on open data makes a number of commitments that if carried through will keep the UK at the forefront of a recent and...
Britain is at the forefront of the open data revolution | Nigel Shadbolt

Boot up: Apple's Samsung damages slashed, NFC no work?, Raspberry Pis in libraries and more

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Plus what comments do to understanding, gov.uk keeps improving, Android's mysterious statistics and moreA quick burst of 14 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSimCity: "It's a bit like Azerbaijan" >> The Real EconomyEdmund Conway: They were considering setting up an international capital market for...
Boot up: Apple's Samsung damages slashed, NFC no work?, Raspberry Pis in libraries and more

Boot up: Opera in Belarus, Nielsen on Windows 8, Blodget on Apple and more

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Plus Google's FTC stakes, Samsung's flexible display plans, too little open data use, the loser in America and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhy Opera thrives in Europe's last dictatorship >> QuartzSimple, really: all the Norwegian company behind Opera...
Boot up: Opera in Belarus, Nielsen on Windows 8, Blodget on Apple and more

David Cameron tests real-time economic data app on iPad

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'No 10 dashboard' offers live information including GDP, bank lending, jobs and property data, polling data and Twitter feedDavid Cameron is testing a new custom-built "No 10 dashboard" web app on his iPad, which gives up-to-the minute data about the UK's economic and financial health, including GDP, bank lending, jobs...
David Cameron tests real-time economic data app on iPad

Open data is a force for good, but not without risks

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Data is all very well, but the ability to extract meaningful information from it requires considerable skillThe government's open data initiative, outlined in its white paper on 27 June, is a move towards making government data publicly available, to encourage its reuse.A wide range of data, of all types, is...
Open data is a force for good, but not without risks

UK copyright reform affects fair use, format-shifting and big data

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The British government has unveiled a comprehensive raft of measures aimed at modernizing copyright in the country. This is pretty much what it promised to do in 2011 in response to the Hargreaves Review, which it had commissioned. Some of the measures are terrifically obvious, none more so than the...
UK copyright reform affects fair use, format-shifting and big data

Tim O'Reilly applauds the open data approach of the UK government

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Tim O’Reilly is in the UK. You can tell, because he appears to be everywhere at once. The itinerary must be astonishing.  This morning he was at the Treasury supporting the team behind GOV.UK with the help of Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America. O’Reilly is a board emeritus member...
Tim O'Reilly applauds the open data approach of the UK government

Open Data Institute to open this week, highlighting big data innovation in the UK

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The Open Data Institute (ODI) officially opens this week and it is “a collaboration between businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers, government and society to unlock enterprise and social value from the vast amount of open government data now being made available”. That’s quite a mouthful – put plainly, there’s a truck load...
Open Data Institute to open this week, highlighting big data innovation in the UK

Turning raw FOI data into usable information

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Public authorities are now required to release data in a standard format – and this should make it easier to useThe government is releasing ever more data for public use, routinely through data.gov.uk and in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests but, as we've said here before, making the...
Turning raw FOI data into usable information

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Another short week, but this time no shortage of votes! We've got lots of high-scoring comments that racked up points in both categories, starting with a clear winner that took first place in both the Funny and Insightful categories. The comment comes from our post about Sony's new plan to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

The Guardian attends Hack the Government 2013 with Rewired State

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Some of the Guardian's software development team attend the annual event exploring government data and creative uses of technologyLast Saturday was the fifth national "Hack the Government Day", organised by Rewired State. The idea is to bring together civic-minded technologists to create prototypes, visualise trends and develop ideas that make...
The Guardian attends Hack the Government 2013 with Rewired State

UK Cabinet Office publishes Digital Strategy to bring government services online

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As you may know, through the work of the Government Digital Service (GDS), part of the Cabinet Office, the UK Government is hoping to save money for taxpayers and make services clearer by moving them online. GOV.UK was launched out of beta last month to replace Businesslink and Direct.gov to...
UK Cabinet Office publishes Digital Strategy to bring government services online

Want the data on where HS2 will be? You won't get it from data.gov.uk

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Great progress has been made in the quest to open up government data in recent years. Publicly funded data sets that were once locked away from public view are in many cases now available to the general public, academics, analysts and journalists alike. The Guardian Datablog in particular has pioneered...
Want the data on where HS2 will be? You won't get it from data.gov.uk

Hacktivists Anonymous claim to have taken down Home Office website

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Group thought to have used denial-of-service attack on site in protest against extradition of UK citizens to USHacking group Anonymous has claimed to have taken down the Home Office website with a cyber-attack announced days in advance.The website has been offline with a message reading: "Due to a high volume...
Hacktivists Anonymous claim to have taken down Home Office website

Anonymous claims responsibility for taking down government sites

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Home Office, Ministry of Justice and No 10 sites fully operational after apparent denial-of-service attack by hacking collectiveA group of computer hackers have claimed responsibility for taking down the Home Office website, apparently in protest against government extradition and surveillance policies.Internet users were unable to fully access the department's homepage...
Anonymous claims responsibility for taking down government sites

EU Commission unwraps public beta of open data portal with 5800+ datasets, ahead of Jan 2013 launch

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Good news for open data lovers in the European Union and beyond: the European Commission on Christmas Eve quietly pushed live the public beta version of its all-new open data portal. For the record: open data is general information that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone. In...
EU Commission unwraps public beta of open data portal with 5800+ datasets, ahead of Jan 2013 launch
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