On the China – Google row

It’s a moment that those into cyberpunk have been looking for, for a long time – when a multinational corporation whose bread and butter is in cyberspace itself confronts a nation-state. When Google posted to their blog “A New Approach To China” it was historic for many reasons: it was an *Internet company* confronting a […]

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When walking to school becomes a political act

NYTimes: Why Can’t She Walk to School? : Certain realities also shape these procedures, such as the schedules of working parents, unsafe neighborhoods and school transportation cuts. But when these constraints are mixed with anxiety over transferring children from the private world of family to the public world of school, the new normal can look […]

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Terrific happenings in the governing and citizen related Web

Tim O’Reilly: Radical Transparency: The New Federal IT Dashboard (and check out the site itself at it.usaspending.gov) Data.gov iteratively grows from 47 to 100,000 data feeds (source Atrios) EveryBlock blog: EveryBlock source code released Tim Bray: “Hello World” for Open Data – Tim Bray reviews, and is inspired by, happenings in Vancover. And locally SEPTA […]

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A downward spiral

You lose your job. You have trouble paying your bills. Your credit report suffers. Your credit report then gets used by some potential employers as a reason not to hire you. Don’t believe it happens? The LA Times has a report for you. via Susie Madrak.

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It’s important to speak out

louisgray.com: Seeing The Web’s Racist Underbelly Is Saddening and Shocking Why does everything suck?: Does Anonymity Lead To Social Anarchy? Sexism Runs Rampant on Reddit (and maybe the rest of the social web) Wha, that last link threw you a bit? Why is that? Is it that we are more comfortable confronting racism then sexism? […]

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