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Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

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Facebook says it received almost 10,000 US government requests for user data in the second half of 2012Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the...
Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

Where are they going? New Yorkers' daily movements mapped

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Jeff Clark, of Neoformix, has used data from geolocated tweets to map the movements of New York's Twitter users over a typical dayDrawing inspiration from Hint's wind map of America, Neoformix's Jeff Clark has created a similarly intricate map of New Yorkers' daily journeys.The map was produced using data from...
Where are they going? New Yorkers' daily movements mapped
Code for America's Jen Pahlka goes to Washington

Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

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What do you do if your teenage daughter is addicted to videogames and Internet porn? For one South Korea family, the answer is to enroll your daughter in a horse riding therapy program. And by all accounts, it did the trick. Horse Therapy I guess that's one way to sublimate...
Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

Open Street Map GPS users mapped

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When Open Street Map dumped billions of GPS user traces on its website, a Datastore Flickr group user decided to visualise itOpen Street Map is the data source that keeps on giving. Most recently, the latest release has been a dump of GPS data from its contributors. These are the...
Open Street Map GPS users mapped

National Archives: where is the records backlog?

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New data shows exactly which departments are releasing all the they are supposed to under the latest rules. What is going on?• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianFor the first time the National Archives has published data showing the volume of records held by...
National Archives: where is the records backlog?

Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

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The U.S. Senate is about to deliberate a highly revised cybersecurity bill - one that last weekend won the endorsement of President Obama. The current version of the bill no longer contains measures that would essentially declare any device that may at some point contain critical government information - even via...
Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets
Dark Sky Proves That Even The Weather Report Is Being Disrupted By Mobile Tech
Europe Takes Another Step Towards An Open Data Directive

Twitter gives up user data to feds 69% of the time

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Twitter has released new numbers showing that the social network complied with government data requests 69% of the time in the U.S., as government requests for user information worldwide continue to rise....
Twitter gives up user data to feds 69% of the time
Brits ask Jimmy Wales to help crowdsource government

Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

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Do you have a whizzy 52mbps or a dozy dialup? Help us crowdsource Britain's broadband speedsWith your help, the Guardian will create an up to date broadband map of Britain, showing advertised versus real speeds. We want to highlight the best and worst-served communities, and bring attention to the broadband...
Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?
Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]
Google.org donates $3.7M to support civic-minded technologists

North Korea v South Korea: mapping every incident from 1958 to 2013

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North and South Korea are in a state of heightened tensions. How many of incidents have there been - and where were they?• Interactive map• Get the dataTensions between North and South Korea are at a high, as the US and Seoul brace themselves for a missile test. There is...
North Korea v South Korea: mapping every incident from 1958 to 2013

Open Data Event Rallies Developers

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“In any organization you can be a Dilbert or a Wally,” according to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. “Dilbert hasn’t given up yet, but Wally has.” The analogy was appropriate for the developer-heavy crowd at last week’s Open APIs for Government event. The setting–San Francisco City Hall–was also appropriate, because Newmark...
Open Data Event Rallies Developers

Vog's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hello, Vog here, but I guess you probably already know me, sort of. It's been a busy news week on several fronts, and there's been no shortage of interesting articles to pick favorites from here on Techdirt. So get comfortable, pour some Kool-Aid, and check out these developments you might...
Vog's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Surveillance trade shows: which government agencies attend?

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At £634.31 a ticket you've really got to be interested in surveillance to attend the latest ISS World trade show. Here's the list of government agencies who ISS World list as attendees• Get the dataThe surveillance industry trade shows, for example ISS World run by Telestrategies, are the place to...
Surveillance trade shows: which government agencies attend?
Minneapolis police pushing for more license plate data privacy

Startup Weekend comes to City Hall to inspire government apps

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More than 100 app developers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, private citizens and government officials will descend on Seattle City Hall for 54 hours this weekend to share ideas and create public-inspired mobile apps using government data. The gathering, hosted by Startup Weekend, is the first event ever dedicated to developing...
Startup Weekend comes to City Hall to inspire government apps

Live debate video: Can government data change the world?

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We brought together a leading panel on open data. Watch it hereArun MarshSimon Rogers    ...
Live debate video: Can government data change the world?

The Circuit: White House mandates mobile access, Google in Europe, Facebook faces lawsuits

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Move to mobile: On Wednesday, President Obama set a target for all federal agencies to make their information more accessible over mobile devices by the end of this year. “Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any device,” Obama said in a statement. “By...
The Circuit: White House mandates mobile access, Google in Europe, Facebook faces lawsuits

Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

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Ready, set, develop. The City of Seattle, King County and Washington State officially kicked off the first-ever Evergreen Apps Challenge today, a competition in which geeks from around Washington state are encouraged to build new travel, transportation, recycling or other apps that could benefit those living here. We first wrote about the...
Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

Is Open Data A Boon Or A Bane?

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Techdirt often writes about the benefits of openness and sharing. One area that is increasingly coming to the fore is open data -- for example, for some time both the US and UK have had major projects aimed at opening up the stores of data held by their respective governments,...
Is Open Data A Boon Or A Bane?

How Obama's Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps

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Readers may have noticed this morning that their geekiest politically oriented friends are freaking out like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. Today, the big man in the White House signed a rare executive order that all federal data be made freely accessible in a form that can be...
How Obama's Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps

The data shows: Top H-1B users are offshore outsourcers

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The largest single users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers, many of which are based in India, or, if U.S. based, have most employees located overseas, according to government data obtained and analyzed by Computerworld....
The data shows: Top H-1B users are offshore outsourcers

IT manager hiring, unemployment rates rise

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There are more IT managers working today than two years ago, but their unemployment rate is rising as well. It's a paradox of government data, but there are theories for the apparent discrepancy....
IT manager hiring, unemployment rates rise

Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members

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One of the guiding principles of this government is the restoration of civil liberties and rolling back the intrusive state; that is why one of our first legislative acts was to scrap ID cards. So it is wrong to say our proposals are similar to the previous government's abandoned "database...
Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members

Obama administration expands open data access

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.A new open data policy, released along with the executive order Thursday, calls information a "valuable national asset" with value that multiples...
Obama administration expands open data access

Obama administration pushes open data in executive order

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration....
Obama administration pushes open data in executive order
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