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DailyDirt: Handwriting Analysis For Secretaries Of The US Treasury

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Everyone is supposed to have a unique signature for signing all kinds of important documents. Your signature represents how you would like to be viewed by the world, according to some signature-analysis theories. For most people, a signature isn't worth much and doesn't get much attention, but celebrities and public...
DailyDirt: Handwriting Analysis For Secretaries Of The US Treasury

Chicago School System On FOIA Requests: Stonewalling, Obfuscation, & Paper-Shredding

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If you're a government with something to hide, there are plenty of shady ways to handle Freedom of Information Act requests. You can make sure your organization is legally allowed to carry guns and simply refuse, like the NYPD. You can also make a big deal about how requests...
Chicago School System On FOIA Requests: Stonewalling, Obfuscation, & Paper-Shredding

Obama Adminstration Withholds FoIA Requests More Often Than Bush's

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bonch writes "Agencies under the Obama administration cite security provisions to withhold information more often than they did under the Bush administration. For example, the 'deliberative process' exemption of the Freedom of Information Act was used 70,779 times in 2009, up from the 47,395 of 2008. Amusingly, the Associated Press...
Obama Adminstration Withholds FoIA Requests More Often Than Bush's

Bradley Manning's Prosecutor Scolded For Refusal To Open Access To Court-Martial Proceedings

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As was noted here back in September, several news organizations have begun a coordinated push to have the Bradley Manning court-martial "opened up" to allow the general public to access motions, briefs and rulings. The military refused (of course), inviting the press to entertain itself with near-useless FOIA requests, a...
Bradley Manning's Prosecutor Scolded For Refusal To Open Access To Court-Martial Proceedings

San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit'

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A few months ago, MuckRock and the EFF teamed up to start a drone watch effort, in which they send Freedom of Information Act (FOAI) -- or the local equivalent -- requests to local governments and police departments, seeking to find out information on local law enforcement using drones. At...
San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit'

Freedom of Information requests 2011: how many were there and which were turned down?

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Freedom of Information requests data shows more people than ever before trying to get key data out of government. See what it says• Get the dataThe Freedom of Information Act of 2000 is very British Institution - it allows anyone to request data from government departments - and to be...
Freedom of Information requests 2011: how many were there and which were turned down?

Texas Senator Wants To Know Whether Prosecutors Were Going After Aaron Swartz For Political Retaliation

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A top Senate Republican is suggesting the federal government harshly prosecuted Aaron Swartz because the Internet activist asked for too much information. After Swartz killed himself last week in his New York apartment, his family said prosecutors' criminal hacking case spurred the 26-year-old to take his own life. But Texas...
Texas Senator Wants To Know Whether Prosecutors Were Going After Aaron Swartz For Political Retaliation

White House Refuses To Be Transparent About Positions On Transparency

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As we well know, despite promises from the Obama administration that it would be "the most transparent" in history, it has been anything but that over its first four years. The US Trade Rep (USTR) has been particularly bad on this front, especially when it comes to trade agreements that...
White House Refuses To Be Transparent About Positions On Transparency

Blowback From Publication Of Gun Owner Data Continues -- Threats, Lawsuits And Rejected FOIA Requests

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The battle over the privacy of gun owners continues in New York. Last week, the Lower Hudson Valley Journal News secured the names and addresses of gun owners in two New York counties, publishing the information as an interactive map and framing the "story" as a public service -- information...
Blowback From Publication Of Gun Owner Data Continues -- Threats, Lawsuits And Rejected FOIA Requests

Blowback From Publication Of Gun Owner Data Continues -- Threats, Lawsuits And Rejected FOIA Requests

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The battle over the privacy of gun owners continues in New York. Last week, the Lower Hudson Valley Journal News secured the names and addresses of gun owners in two New York counties, publishing the information as an interactive map and framing the "story" as a public service -- information...
Blowback From Publication Of Gun Owner Data Continues -- Threats, Lawsuits And Rejected FOIA Requests
More Post-Newtown Fallout: Gun Owners Vs. Journalists In New York

Supreme Court rules states can limit FOIA requests to their own citizens

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On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled (PDF) that states can limit their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to only citizens of that state. The unanimous decision is a significant setback to journalists and researchers who use the tool to gather information from public agencies. Ars and dozens of...
Supreme Court rules states can limit FOIA requests to their own citizens
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