Tag Archives: technology

It’s time to embrace the digital age and introduce online voting

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The popularity of clicktivism, e-petitions, and political blogs are evidence that people are willing to politically engage online.

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The UK is behind the curve on digital democracy

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As well as making voting easier, technology can also enrich debate.

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Big Brother is watching: The top five threats to your online privacy

Left Foot Forward presents the top five emerging threats to your privacy online.

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Cameron’s ‘tech city’ vision is laudable, but more needs to be done

David Cameron’s speech to East London entrepreneurs about the government’s long-term commitment to transform London’s East End into “a world-leading technology city to rival Silicon Valley” is laudable in its intent. The prime minister said a number of companies including Vodafone, Google, Facebook, Intel and McKinsey & Co were interested in investing in the region over the longer term.

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MyMP iPhone edition

Mobile devices and the political system have had a surprisingly long history, from waist-band mounted pagers being an essential accessory of MPs during the Blair years to mobile phone voting being trialled successfully in Sheffield in 2002 for local elections.

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Obama online chief questions Tories’ digital strategy

The Conservative party’s online innovations are documented in the new edition of Wired. But will their investment gain them a single extra vote.

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Is technology really good for human rights?

Is technology really good for human rights? This is the question that a selection of experts debated yesterday evening at Amnesty International’s London office.

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Using social innovation to combat climate change

NESTA have announced the winners of the Big Green Challenge, a £1 million prize for communities in response to climate change. We report on the new innovations.

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