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UK Minister Responsible For Science To Grow Hair

The UK cabinet just underwent a reshuffle, with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron replacing several ministers in advance of the 2015 Parliamentary elections.  Incoming ministers are, generally speaking, younger and more diverse than the people they are succeeding.  277 more words

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Net Neutrality Comment Period Winding Down

July 15 is the deadline for public comment on the FCC’s proposed changes to net neutrality regulations. In this 60 day period, the FCC is reporting they have received close to 675000 comments so far – that’s a BIG number. 205 more words

European Parliamentary Research Committee Has New Chair(s)

The Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament is the chamber’s third largest, with 67 members.  It recently announced a new chair, Jerzy Buzek.  134 more words

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more work required: on 'big govt IT', 'transactions' and the future of public service design

I posted online recently some headline stats comparing the relative scale of UK banking transaction volumes with UK government transaction volumes. They sparked a healthy debate about the nature of ‘transactions’ and the complexity of processing required of a transaction embedding a complex welfare claim form relative to one for a simple financial exchange. 947 more words

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PCAST Meets To Take A Deep Dive

When I first posted about tomorrow’s meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), it was without benefit of an… 167 more words

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Pornography, Google's Monopoly, and the Need for Civic Digital Literacy

On Monday, May 30th, Google stopped running ads for pornography, a move reported by several news organizations including the Guardian, CNET, and Slate.  According to the… 1,261 more words

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Soccer Success and Web Success: Are They Related?

The World Wide Web Foundation is an organization dedicated to, in their words, “seek to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right, ensuring that everyone can access and use it freely”.  661 more words

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