2020 Presidential Candidates

Continually affecting issues such as surveillance and cyber-security, technology has a powerful impact on our society. With the approach of the 2020 Presidential election, it’s imperative for the citizenry to be made aware of the various technological stances and affiliations concerning our candidates. The graphs and tables below are intended to provide the citizenry with…

What do you do when the FCC doesn’t care about you?

During last week’s day of action for net neutrality, I called, petitioned, and emailed my representatives. Then I switched my profile picture to a ninja cat on a unicorn with lasers for eyes. The picture above is terribly cliched. But that could be a good thing, in context. It could even be meaningful. No corporate…

April 10th Meetup – Using Texas Legislature Online (TLO) To Hack State Policy

Our speaker this month will be Chris McConnell, who will offer a skillshare on how to use the Texas Legislature Online system to hack state policy. Chris McConnell, Ph.D., is a policy researcher who has been involved with Open Austin since 2009. He has worked for organizations that include the House Research Organization at the…