current status and recent noticesHalf Staff
Half Staff displays the current US flag status in a clean, simple format and allows for browsing past flag notices.
‘may be within reach’Real-Time Text: An IP-Based Solution for Accessible Communications
national security and the lawLawfare - Hard National Security Choices
The name Lawfare refers both to the use of law as a weapon of conflict and, perhaps more importantly, to the depressing reality that America remains at war with itself over the law governing its warfare with others.
‘together against sexual assault’Not Alone
NotAlone.gov includes information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault.
‘consumers... are losing’Focus On The User
privacy tools and tipsSurveillance Self-Defense
‘hostile to human rights’CDT Submits Evidence Opposing Orwellian UK Surveillance Law
‘free expression and privacy’Bill Aimed at Turning Internet Companies into Government Informants Still an Awful Idea
‘secure your mobile device’FCC Smartphone Security Checker
a ‘transparency’ initiativeCity of Chicago - Data Portal
‘read, search, and compare'Constitute
online over 20 yearsAstronomy Picture of the Day
‘to examine and influence’The Urbanist - Examining urban policy to improve cities and quality of life.
thoughts on ‘public domain’The US government should release these 7,584 fruit paintings
a dashboard of sortsanalytics.usa.gov - The US government's web traffic.
This data provides a window into how people are interacting with the government online.
Note: Site uses Google Analytics. Privacy concerns/questions are addressed somewhat at: Common Questions about DAP (FAQ).
‘Detroit GO DATA’ initiativeDetroit - Open Data Portal
‘Consumer Help Center’FCC Complaints
‘no gatekeepers’Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet
‘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
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
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.
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
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]
'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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