Open Austin building momentum

Last week, I attended the monthly meeting for Open Austin, a group which has been around for several years promoting better governance through open technologies. I’m writing to draw attention to their recent successes and increasing importance to the City of Austin. There’s an interesting history to be written about the formation of Open Austin…

EFFatx Meetup (May 2012)

[caption id="attachment_751" align="alignright" width="150" caption="EFF Austin Convenes"][/caption] EFF Austin is about as ready as we can be to start up monthly meetings again. That’s the kind of frank honesty we’d like to cultivate when it comes to all of our activities. We’re a volunteer-run organization and all of the board members are very busy individually…

Xi Jinping’s Visit Amidst a Rattling of Cyber Sabers

[caption id="attachment_673" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Soldier at the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.Photograph by Matt McClain, The Washington Post/Getty Images.Image credit: National Geographic"][/caption] Being a sequence of quotations from contemporary articles contextualizing the visit of the rising Vice President of China amidst a conspicuously timed introduction of unprecedented domestic cybersecurity legislation. National Post Full Comment (Feb…