‘neither safe nor secure’ComputerCOP: The Dubious 'Internet Safety Software' That Hundreds of Police Agencies Have Distributed to Families
As official as it looks, ComputerCOP is actually just spyware, generally bought in bulk from a New York company that appears to do nothing but market this software to local government agencies.
‘law enforcement hacking’You Can Get Hacked Just By Watching This Cat Video on YouTube
‘only a partial legal win’Mobile Phone Unlocking, Now Less Illegal?
‘startling methods’ of deceptionHacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet
‘to enhance open government’Data - San Francisco
an unsettled legal landscapeWho Has Your Back 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests
can be embedded too...Population Clock
countries behaving badlyA Short Guide to the Internet’s Biggest Enemies
a laugh (to create awareness)PRSM - The Sharing Network
evolving policy through collaborationProject Open Data
'breathtaking'U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens
The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an investigation.
a 'cooling-off period'Congressman Issa's “Internet Law Freeze”: Appealing but Impractical
on outdated privacy lawsProtect the Constitution: Update privacy laws now!
It's your choice...National Do Not Call Registry (Q&A)
'perfectly functional' trashGovernments Promote Planned Obsolescence, Too
US-centric network inititiativeUS Ignite (about)
US Ignite is an initiative to promote US leadership in developing applications and services for ultra-fast broadband and software-defined networks. It will foster the creation of novel applications and digital experiences that will transform healthcare, education and job skills training, public safety, energy, and advanced manufacturing.
Oh, never mind!Politwoops - Deleted tweets from politicians
Sure, we all tweet things we don't mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then promptly deleted.
for UK web developersSimple EU Cookie Law Permission Prompt
Note: This is not an endorsement.
online consumer protectionFact Sheet: Plan to Protect Privacy in the Internet Age by Adopting a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
public beta test siteIntroducing the beta of GOV.UK » Welcome to GOV.UK Beta (Test), clearer, faster access to UK government services and information
'open admission' of bribery?Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation.
'defending an open Internet'Combating Online Piracy while Protecting an Open and Innovative Internet | The White House
It's all about censorship... (2)Don't Break the Internet
It's all about censorship...An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress
If you use pinboard.in......the following may be useful to you: Pinboard Status. I've decided to post this after attempting to review an article on the pinboard blog I had bookmarked and finding it was (still) unavailable this morning.
testing prototype in publicWelcome to alpha.gov.uk
Alpha.gov.uk is an experimental prototype (an 'alpha') of a new, single website for UK Government...
connectivity by communityNational Broadband Map – "a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States"
'here at home'Stop the Internet Blacklist!
Update 9/30/10 - Related:
Victory: Internet Censorship Bill is Delayed, For Now
'the transparency movement'Making Government Transparent and Accountable - SunlightFoundation.com [Disarranging Mine]
some useful stuff...USA.gov: Mobile Apps
live traffic cam datasetsTfL Live Traffic Cameras | London DataStore (see usage example)
Know thy plastic.FRB: Credit Card Agreements
developed by whitehouse.govWhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code (plugins for Drupal content management platform)
'don't fall prey' to scammersCensus Scams - You Can Count on It
re: government-imposed censorshipThe Great Australian Internet Blackout
one for the kidsNCES Kids' Zone
food safety info. gatewayFoodSafety.gov
disaster-related symbolsEmergency Symbology Reference
[Social Design Notes]
detailed historical documentsNational Park Service History: Park Histories
'widespread computer attack'Governments hit by cyber attack
'journey through the sciences'NOAA Photo Library
'notorious rogue'FTC Shuts Down Notorious Rogue Internet Service Provider, 3FN Service Specializes in Hosting Spam-Spewing Botnets, Phishing Web sites, Child Pornography, and Other Illegal, Malicious Web Content
Related: US cuts off 'criminal' net firm
topical collectionsLibrary of Congress Web Archives
UK government is watching... (3)Agency denies internet spy plans
UK government is watching... (2)Plan to monitor all internet use
The new system would track all e-mails, phone calls and internet use, including visits to social network sites.
Related post: UK government is watching you!
big cable hates competitionSave NC Broadband.com
'stretching the law'Net firms start storing user data
Details of user e-mails, website visits and net phone calls will be stored by internet service providers (ISPs) from Monday under an EU directive...
UK government is watching you!Social network sites 'monitored' – "It is part of a plan to store details of all phone calls, e-mails and websites visited on a central database..."
'a level playing field'UK government backs open source
'Accountability and Transparency'Recovery.gov
government 'filtering' (2)Net firms rebuff filtering plan
Australian government plans to filter net use have been rebuffed by local internet service providers (ISPs).
government 'filtering'No Clean Feed - Stop Internet Censorship in Australia
[Everything on the Internet is true]
a new presence...Change.gov – "Office of the President-Elect"
'unacceptable intrusion'German spyware plans trigger row – "German government plans to spy on terror suspects by deploying malicious e-mails have drawn sharp criticism."
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restoring the 'promise'Web censorship 'bypass' unveiled – "A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers."
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