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Cyber Warfare: All Aboard The Hack Train

In June 2011, The hacker group known as lulzsec (an offshoot of Anonymous) announced they were attacking governments, banks and large corporation and will leak all classified information, inviting anyone else to join them. 304 more words

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Local Fix: News in My Ear, Mixed Message on Mobile and Algorithmic Ads

Subscribe to the LocalFix. Each week we look at key debates in journalism sustainability and community engagement through the lens of local news, starting with one good idea…  914 more words

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Journalism Must Meet People Where They Are

Last weekend Larenellen McCann gave a terrific talk about community, technology and how we can and should build for “inclusive community participation.” As I watched the video, she kept talking about “civic tech” and “civic hacking” but I kept hearing “journalism” and “reporting.” The failures she is describing and the challenges she sets forth are as relevant for journalists and newsrooms as they are for technologists working in the public interest. 1,100 more words

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Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model

Originally published on Mama CEO

One of the best known civic mobile app contests is the NYC BigApps Challenge. The competition has attracted hundreds of teams from around the world, all vying for high dollar prizes and the promise of a coveted contract with the City of New York. 1,304 more words

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Data Standards, Restaurant Scores, SMS and 50 Lines of Code

We can all agree that we are at the early stages of governments publishing open data in accordance with data standard specifications.  The value of data standards are well documented… 832 more words

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New Accela Developer Forum

As the number of developers using Accela’s platforms and APIs grows, we are seeing some exciting and innovative new ideas emerge and become working projects… 190 more words

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