Category: open source

What Government and Content Have in Common via WikiLeaks

open source, secrecy, privacy, research, policy, DRM
Like many who work in the area of government transparency and secrecy, I've found the recent WikiLeaks trickle-disclosure to be perplexing. Unlike the popular Twitter meme -- ["I don't know if I'm pro-Wikileaks, but I know I'm anti-anti-Wikileaks"][1]… more »

Alex Halderman's DC Council Testimony

elections, certification/testing, reform, news, open source, secrecy, problems, photos, friends, research, policy
I captured video from today's [DC Council][1] [Hearing][2] of The [Committee on Government Operations and The Environment][3]. [Prof. Alex Halderman][4] (Michigan), Susannah Goodman ([Common Cause][5]), Jeremy Epstein and Pamela Smith ([Verified Voti… more »

Checking a Web Page for Updates

elections, hacks, open source, research, education, development
I really like for tracking changes to web pages, but it's mostly useful for changes on the order of a day. Today, due to [the DC Digital Vote By Mail pilot project](http://www.dcboee.us/dvm/), I find myself wanting to monitor changes on the order of… more »

Debra Bowen's 2007 TTBR Announcement

system, elections, certification/testing, accessibility, vendors, hacks, open source, secrecy, privacy, politics, problems, friends, research, policy, usability, legal
In 2007, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen commissioned a review of California's voting systems by a team of technical experts, of which I was one. She released many of the technical reports on the night of 27 July 2007 and then spent a week… more »

An Improvement to FlowingData's Choropleth Tutorial

elections, hacks, open source, education
[Nathan Yau] at [FlowingData] has a very cool [tutorial] that shows how to make a [choropleth] graph of county-level data in the U.S. The end result looks something like this: Cool! One problem with the tutorial as written is that it doesn't… more »
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