Tags: government

The apparent difficulty of living in my head, freelancing, working for large organisations and then descending in to paranoia.

I have a lot of admiration for Reverend Dan Catt.

I don’t want to be in a position where I say “Hey, I’m working at Google, no no, don’t worry, the good bit of Google”, because goodness knows I did enough of that at Yahoo.

U.S. Seemingly Unaware of Irony in Accusing Snowden of Spying : The New Yorker

Not The Onion.

We’re not ‘appy. Not ‘appy at all.

An excellent explanation from Tom Loosemore on why the Government Digital Service is putting its energy into open standards and the web, rather than proprietary native apps.

Google Transparency Report

Google’s datadump makes for a fascinating—and worrying—bit of data dumpster diving.

GDS design principles

A great set of design principles for gov.uk — I’ve added them to http://principles.adactio.com/

The mobile question: Responsive Design | Government Digital Service

DirectGov is switching from a WURFL-driven separate mobile site to a responsive solution. Good move.

A Cohesive & Unified Identity for British Government — Paul Robert Lloyd

In search of typographical consistency in government departments.

Cory Doctorow: We must ensure ISPs don't stop the next Google getting out of the garage | Technology | guardian.co.uk

A superb call to arms on the importance of "fat pipe, always on, get out of my way."

Us Now - Home

A film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet.

Copyright Policy | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team

The official website of the Obama-Biden presidential transition team is switching over to using a Creative Commons attribution licence. This bodes very well indeed.

Obama’s FCC Transition Team Co-chair a WoW Player - GigaOM

This bodes well: "President-elect Obama appointed Kevin Werbach, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton, and Susan Crawford, who teaches communications and Internet law at the University of Michigan, to co-chair his FC…

Show Us a Better Way

Tell the UK government what you'd build with public information and they could help fund your idea. Time to put your hacking hat on.

The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » HMRC fiasco: Government “not interested” in expert warnings

The ORG turn a Newsnight interview into hypertext, thereby strengthening the message exponentially.