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Fairfax Grassroots. Moving forward together. Political resources for progressives.

This website was created to serve as a resource center for progressive people seeking a way to make a difference. We will try to post listings for as many relevant Fairfax, Northern Virginia, Washington area and national organizations and events as we can.

Welcome to the Obama Foundation

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The Obama Foundation was established in January 2014 to carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress. Officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors chaired by civic leader Martin Nesbitt.

Simple Sketches for Diagramming Your Software Architecture | Voxxed

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If you’re working in an agile software development team at the moment, take a look around at your environment. Whether it’s physical or virtual, there’s likely to be a story wall or Kanban board visualising the work yet to be started, in progress and done. Visualising your software development process is a fantastic way to introduce transparency because anybody can see, at a glance, a high-level snapshot of the current progress.

Home - Center for Open Data Enterprise

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The Center for Open Data Enterprise is an independent nonprofit organization that develops smarter open data strategies for governments, businesses, and other nonprofits by focusing on data users.

The Open Data Impact Map is a public database of the uses of open data, providing a deeper understanding of the demand for this global resource.

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

GP4SDD logo There is a fundamental problem at the heart of the efforts to eradicate extreme poverty — a problem of unreliable or non-existent data and the lack of skills and willingness to use it. The Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data is a response to that crisis. Whether for reasons of convenience, cost, or corruption, important decisions about how money and resources are allocated to services helping the poorest people in the world’s least developed countries

SDGs .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

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The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) seeks to provide leadership and catalyse action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other mandates, it hosts the secretariat for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the central platform within the United Nations system for the follow-up and review...

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“You were the change. You answered people's hopes, and because of you, by almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.” - President Barack Obama

Technology doesn’t have to increase inequality — a message to the leaders at WEF – World Wide Web Foundation

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From artificial intelligence and automation, to the billions of unconnected people being left behind in the digital economy, there is no shortage of reasons to question whether technology and the internet have entrenched or even worsened inequality. As world leaders gather in Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, WEF’s latest report highlighted growing inequality as the top global risk for 2017, ...

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages | Technology | The Guardian

The WhatsApp vulnerability calls into question the privacy of messages sent across the service used around the world, including by people living in oppressive regimes.

A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.

Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could in fact read messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol.

7 Security Measures to Protect Your Servers | DigitalOcean

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7 Security Measures to Protect Your Servers

When setting up infrastructure, getting your applications up and running will often be your primary concern. However, making your applications to function correctly without addressing the security needs of your infrastructure could have devastating consequences down the line.

In this guide, we will talk about some basic security practices that are best to configure before or as you set up your applications.