Is It 'Essential' for the Government to Tweet During a Shutdown?
Some agencies have logged off during the government shutdown and some have not. Why?
Canada Post Might Own the Copyright to Your Postal Code
And the phrase “postal code."
Europe Is Launching Sentinel-3A, the Latest in Its All-Seeing Satellite Network
The Earth observation satellite will focus its gaze on the oceans.
The UK and US Governments Have the Most Open Data in the World
A report by the Web Foundation is promising, but there’s still progress to be made.
The Battle to Open Up Britain's Rail Data
When it comes to tracking delays to claim compensation, there's open data and "open" data.
Sierra Leoneans Are Collecting Ebola Data with Their Phones
A new mobile-based system in Sierra Leone will help collect Ebola data and offer citizens a way to communicate their concerns.
The EU Moves To Open Up the World of Clinical Trial Data
Soon it will be a lot harder for drug companies to hide bad trial results, at least in the EU.
The Whole of Denmark Is Now in Minecraft
The Danish government is behind the terabyte-sized map of the entire country, in blocks.
Artists Show How Anyone Can Fight the Man with Open Data
From military drones to government expenses, there's a lot of data out there.
Meet the Hackers Building a Sensor Network for Global Radiation
A video from Vice Japan about Safecast, which uses specially-designed Geiger counters and a growing volunteer network to produce the most accessible radiation map currently available.
The NYPD Won't Tell You Where Traffic Kills
The NYPD isn't going to release traffic data unless city council makes it.
The UK's Conservative Party Tried to Delete Their Old Speeches from the Web
So much for the internet "democratising the world's information."