Welcome to Bytegeist, Firedoglake.com’s new section devoted to the intersection of politics and technology.

There are many fine publications doing excellent work covering technology in general, including Ars Technica, Venture Beat, Wired, AllThingsD, CNet, TechCrunch and Engadget to name but a few.

It has been apparent for quite some time, however, that there is insufficient coverage of the political deliberations in Washington DC and beyond that are determining the shape of our technological future. And that’s a space tailor-made for Firedoglake to step in.