5 June 2010

EFF Founder: Internet has broken the political system


7 January 2010

Canadian gov’t orders takedown of websites parodying climate policy

Even more bizarre: the shiteater ISP disabled 4500 unrelated ip adresses.

[via:Harri Kivistö]

25 October 2009

Whitehouse.gov migrated to Drupal

Some details and name-dropping.


30 August 2009

The Iraqi who saved Norway from oil

Financial Times explains how Farouk al-Kasim helped create government regulation that saved Norway from wasteful oil extraction and political corruption by foreign industry interests. Shock and horror: Unlike many other oil nations, Norway has actually saved money rather than fallen into debt.


27 July 2009

Person responsible for most food-related illness and death in history appointed US food safety czar

Make believe Change.

[via:No Agenda]

1 December 2008

Change.gov embraces least restrictive Creative Commons license


17 November 2008

Presidential Records Act: no private (online) correspondence allowed for US presidents

“For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry […] But before he arrives at the White House, he will probably be forced to sign off. In addition to concerns about e-mail security, he faces the Presidential Records Act, which puts his correspondence in the official record and ultimately up for public review, and the threat of subpoenas. A decision has not been made on whether he could become the first e-mailing president, but aides said that seemed doubtful.”

Imagine: no private conversations for four or eight years.

[via:This Week in Tech]

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