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  • FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's deadline for the public to comment on the agency's proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Sept. 14 01:50
  • Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

    U.S. lawmakers got a report card on Friday: they've been graded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups on whether they are effectively reining in the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

    Written by Grant Gross28 June 14 04:37
  • Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents

    Massive amounts of unstructured data are held in the form of PDF documents, but extracting key figures and words out of PDFs in a programmatic manner can be difficult and costly. This poses a challenge to public-interest groups, journalists and others who are interested in running large-scale analyses on PDF documents in order to uncover valuable insights.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Jan. 14 20:44
  • Obama administration expands open data access

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.

    Written by Grant Gross09 May 13 17:05
  • Group protests proposed cuts in e-gov't transparency efforts

    A U.S. government budget for 2011 being considered in Congress would make huge cuts to the budget for President Barack Obama's transparency programs, including websites where residents can track government spending and examine data from federal agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross30 March 11 04:40
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