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America’s Internet Freedom Rating Dropped Due to the Repeal of Net Neutrality
Freedom House, a US think tank, analyzes internet freedom around the world every year, and this year’s report saw a drop in the US’s rating.
This Blog Is Republishing All the Animal Welfare Records the USDA Deleted
A grassroots effort to recover the extant records has sprung up amid controversy over the USDA’s decision to remove the files from the web.
At Least Nine Ontario Police Agencies Helped Deploy Secret Surveillance Gear
A freedom of information request reveals new details on a secretive program to roll out surveillance equipment across Ontario.
A Canadian Province Is Refusing to Release Pipeline Safety Reports
A July spill caused a Saskatchewan city to shut down its water treatment plant.
The Canadian Government Accidentally Released Identities of Ebola Patients
A bureaucratic bumble exposed sensitive information.
Satellites Will Beam One-Way Internet to the Earth's Most Remote Areas
A grant from the UK Space Agency will enable the Outernet project to launch a constellation of 24 satellites by the end of next year.
It's Still Way Too Easy for Government Employees to Hide Official Conversations
Requests for government records have long been foiled by the use of BlackBerries and instant messaging apps, and personal email accounts.
Twitter Is #SuperSupportive of FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
Twitter has long been a vocal advocate of net neutrality.
Why Librarians Are Defending Your Right to Watch Porn at the Library
It's about a lot more than porn.