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Airbnb releases first transparency report on government requests for user data @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Airbnb received 188 requests for users’ data from governments around the world in the first six months of this year, according to the company’s first-ever transparency report. The home-sharing company provided data in response to 82 of those requests. Airbnb is publishing a transparency report as part of its Community Compact, an initiative to make…

via Airbnb releases first transparency report on government requests for user data — TechCrunch

No, Palo Alto isn’t going to ban coding @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

A report in the New York Times on a culture clash taking place in Palo Alto set off a bit of speculation as to the possibility of “a ban on coding,” as the article put it. Well, don’t worry. That’s not going to happen. Read More

via No, Palo Alto isn’t going to ban coding — TechCrunch

INNOVATE2016: How digital can reinvent American government @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

One of America’s leading experts on the technology of government is Bill Eggers, the executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights. Eggers’ great observation, articulated in his new book Delivering on Digital, is that digital technology offers a unique opportunity for American government to reinvent itself. Yes, he acknowledges, the US government often… Read More

via INNOVATE2016: How digital can reinvent American government — TechCrunch

Tech and the presidential race @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

For presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the tech industry seems to be lost. While nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform that should excite software developers, Mr. Trump doesn’t pay much attention to our industry’s concerns and is, frankly, on the wrong side of many of the…

via Tech and the presidential race — TechCrunch

The White House just released the Federal Source Code policy to help government agencies go open source @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

The White House (led by United States Chief Information Officer Tony Scott) has been pretty vocal about using technology to improve how government operates. They want to make sure code helps, not hurts, government agencies, and that the U.S government can use technology just as effectively as a private company can. In March the White House…

via The White House just released the Federal Source Code policy to help government agencies go open source — TechCrunch

Democratic National Committee chair steps down following Wikileaks email release @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

In a massive shake up just ahead of Monday’s convention in Philadelphia, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced today that she will be stepping down from her role as the head of the Democratic National Committee after the end of the event. The move comes as calls for her to resign have increased in the wake of…

via Democratic National Committee chair steps down following Wikileaks email release — TechCrunch

Four things to know about the FAA’s rules about commercial drone usage — TechCrunch

The rules for commercial drone usage released last week by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) left some unanswered questions on the table. We discussed some of these with Thomas Gemmell, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and the co-leader of the drone team at the law firm Husch Blackwell in Chicago. The rules, which…

via Four things to know about the FAA’s rules about commercial drone usage — TechCrunch

UK surveillance bill’s logging of web activity a huge risk to privacy, peers warn — TechCrunch

A former senior chief in the UK’s Met Police and now a Lib Dem peer in the House of Lords has warned over major risks to the privacy of web users’ personal data from a provision in the Investigatory Powers bill that would require ISPs to retain information on the websites and services accessed by…

via UK surveillance bill’s logging of web activity a huge risk to privacy, peers warn — TechCrunch

From the Oval Office to Investor-in-Chief: Obama considers a VC gig next — TechCrunch

As the country holds its breath in anticipation of who will take Barack Obama’s chair in the Oval Office, the president is considering how to get his résumé into the right hands after his eight-year lease on the White House expires (tenant laws in DC are brutal). In a recent interview with Bloomberg, the president…

via From the Oval Office to Investor-in-Chief: Obama considers a VC gig next — TechCrunch

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