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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 79

This is our 79th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. Highlights: The FCC’s net neutrality rule officially took effect on Friday, June 12, despite efforts by telecommunications companies to delay the implementation. The French data protection watchdog ordered Google to delist links...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 78

This is our 78th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. Highlights: A new briefing by Amnesty International and Privacy International lays out a 7-point plan for the post-Snowden revelations era, with recommendations for legal and policy reform, corporate due diligence, and international...

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The GovLab Index: Open Data (Updated)

Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by Harper’s Index. “The GovLab Index: Open Data” provides an update on our previous Open Data installment, and highlights global trends in Open Data and the release of public sector information. Previous installments of the Index include Prizes and Challenges, Measuring Impact with Evidence, The Data Universe, Participation and Civic Engagement and...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 71

This is our 71st edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. Highlights: This was a big week for net neutrality in India, where “Save the Internet” was trending and several organizations came out in support of net neutrality and withdrew their participation and/or association with zero...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 70

This is our 70th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. Highlights: At the Turkish government’s request, Twitter and Google complied with blocking URLs relating to an Istanbul prosecutor being killed, including tweets and YouTube videos The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and...

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The GovLab Index: Prizes and Challenges

Please find below the latest installment in the GovLab Index series, inspired by Harper’s Index. “The GovLab Index: Prizes and Challenges” highlights recent findings about two key techniques in shifting innovation from institutions to the general public: Prize-Induced Contests – using monetary rewards to incentivize individuals and other entities to develop solutions to public problems; and Grand Challenges – posing large,...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 64

Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. As part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project, this is our 64th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. This week’s highlights: On Thursday, the FCC voted to regulate the Internet as a public utility under Title II. The decision follows a yearlong debate and public...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 63

Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. As part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project, this is our 63rd edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. This week’s highlights: The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have released a new...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 62

Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. As part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project, this is our 62nd edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. This week’s highlights: ICANN’s 52nd Public Meeting took place this week in Singapore; you can read more details on the sessions and archival recordings...

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 60

Samantha Grassle also contributed to this post. As part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project, this is our 60th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. This week’s highlights: On Tuesday, the US Federal Communications Commission made a significant revision to its definition of broadband, changing the standard to...