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A new Venezuelan ID, created with China's ZTE, tracks citizen behavior
In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China’s national identity card program. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  data  democracy 
3 hours ago by technogoggles
Why Not Have a Randomly Selected Congress? | Current Affairs
A fully representative congress, assigned by lot, would ensure that our governing bodies actually resembled the population for which they are supposed to enact laws. We may not like what it would look like, but at least it would look like us.
democracy  politics 
10 hours ago by isaacsmith
Progress on the UK’s exit from, and future relationship with, the European Union - GOV.UK
Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union; Joint Statement and outline of the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, as agreed at negotiators' level.
government  parliament  politics  democracy  referendum  debate  brexit  europe 
23 hours ago by asaltydog
Justine Greening endorses second Brexit referendum | Politics | The Guardian
Justine Greening said May’s plan was a ‘genuine, clever attempt at a compromise’ but would be unworkable. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters Justine Greening has…
newspaper  politics  democracy  referendum  election  customs  brexit  debate  comments  guardian 
3 days ago by asaltydog
Global communication and information space: a common good of humankind | RSF
"The global communication and information space should serve the exercise of freedom of expression and opinion and respect the principles of pluralism, freedom, dignity, tolerance and the ideal of reason and understanding. Knowledge is necessary for human beings to develop their biological, psychological, social, political and economic capacities. Access to knowledge, particularly knowledge of reality, is a fundamental right."
democracy  information  rights  data  internet  netfreedom 
3 days ago by macloo

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