2Day in #OpenGov 5/4/2012

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NEWS ROUNDUP

Campaign Finance

  • Restore our Credit Card Numbers: Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC uses an online fund collecting system that is so insecure experts say that even casual snoops can access donor credit card information. (Washington Times)
  • Political donations – coming soon to a phone near you: Two fundraising firms are asking the FEC to approve their request to accept political contributions via text message. They say they have worked around technical problems that prevented the rule from passing in 2010. (Washington Post)

Government

  • We are who we are…on the internet: Mozilla and the city of San Francisco are teaming up to make it easier to connect with government and verify identity via the internet. The effort is part of a federal initiative to produce a better system for managing verified identity online. (Tech President)
  • How House Oversight won the internet:  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently saw their YouTube page pass 2 million views, easily surpassing every other House and Senate committee. They hit the milestone by releasing compelling and controversial video. (National Journal)
International
  • In post-soviet Russia, the crowd sources you:Russians are increasingly turning to crowdsourced solutions for common urban problems ranging from firefighting to election monitoring. (Global Voices)
  • Vietnam expanding censorship? Next month, Vietnam is expected to announce a new, more restrictive, internet policy. (Global Voices)

RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED

  • None. 

HAPPENING TODAY 5/4

  • None.
SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND
  • None. 

 

Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

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