Google’s data mining raises questions of national security

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Description: Free cloud service providers collect and store massive amounts of personal data. While this data is usually well-protected and secure, given the right incentive, there is no question that hackers could compromise the security of even the largest cloud service providers. So what are governments doing to protect their sensitive data? Source: TheGuardian  Date: October 15,… Read more »

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

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Description: Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors. Source: Ted .com Date: March 25, 2012 Questions for discussion: 1.  Could government… Read more »