Posts Tagged ‘blog’

District Officials Can’t Shield Personal Email from FOIA, Judge Rules – Washington City Paper (blog)

District Officials Can't Shield Personal Email from FOIA, Judge RulesWashington City Paper (blog)The D.C. Office of the Attorney General argued unsuccessfully that personal emails from the private account of ANC 5E Commissioner Dianne Barnes fall outside the D.C. FOIA statute, and therefore no search of her account for relevant documents is …

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Michael Buchler: Don’t tilt search in Thrasher’s favor – Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Michael Buchler: Don't tilt search in Thrasher's favorTallahassee Democrat (blog)Second, they seem to have forgotten that we live in an open-records state and that the best candidates predictably apply at the last minute. With a Sept. 2 deadline, how can anyone bemoan the lack of good candidates on July 20? That's absurd. The …

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ACLU sues Mass. SWAT agency for refusing to release records – RT (blog)

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ACLU sues Mass. SWAT agency for refusing to release recordsRT (blog)SWAT teams enter a suburban neighborhood to search an apartment for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013. (Reuters / Jessica Rinaldi) … One of the reasons it is so slim on these details is …ACLU: Police [...]

Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates – KQED (blog)

KQED (blog)

Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy AdvocatesKQED (blog)By combining the location data from license-plate readers with public records such as court files and property records ¬– as well as photographs of individuals from criminal or DMV databases – into one search tool, which in turn could be used with …

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Copyrights and wrongs – The Economist (blog)

Copyrights and wrongsThe Economist (blog)Publishers, movie studios and theatres, websites and even T-shirt makers may look askance at the provenance of material that isn't provably in the public domain, explicitly licensed or owned by the party making use of it. Your correspondent has written …

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Senate must rein in the NSA – Reuters Blogs (blog)

Reuters Blogs (blog)

Senate must rein in the NSAReuters Blogs (blog)Though the court prohibited the NSA from searching the records without reasonable suspicion of a terrorist link, declassified court opinions exposed the NSA's shoddy record of compliance. The Senate Judiciary Committee's first task should be closing …

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How to Protect the Most Privacy with the Least Effort: Change Search Engines – American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

How to Protect the Most Privacy with the Least Effort: Change Search EnginesAmerican Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)In 2006, AOL, as a public service to researchers, released a large set of searches that had been conducted on its sites. The identity of the searchers was removed and replaced with an arbitrary number, though [...]

State AG Tries To Order Removal Of Public Records From Journalist’s Blog … – Techdirt

State AG Tries To Order Removal Of Public Records From Journalist's Blog …TechdirtFirst off, University of Georgia student David Schick made a public records request for documents concerning names of candidates for his university's president, as part of an investigation into the school's $16 million budget shortfall. According to …

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Testing – A Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)

A Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)

TestingA Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)Public records about assisted living communities can be helpful to families during their search. The full text of inspections reports, substantiated complaints and any regulatory violations can help families appraise historic the performance of care …and more »

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Announcing the State by State Guide to Assisted Living Records – A Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)

A Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)

Announcing the State by State Guide to Assisted Living RecordsA Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)Public records about assisted living communities can be helpful to families during their search. The full text of inspections reports, substantiated complaints and any regulatory violations can help [...]

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