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The Atlantic
How Katrina Blew the Lid Off the New Orleans Police DepartmentThe New Orleans Police Department had a reputation for corruption long before H
How Katrina Blew the Lid Off the New Orleans Police Department
The Atlantic / Posted 17 hours ago
The New Orleans Police Department had a reputation for corruption long before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the summer of 2005. For decades, the department was infected by a culture of discrimination, abuse, and lawlessness. That culture spilled... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Following the money is all of our businessOPINION: ANC,Political party funding,My Vote Counts Judith February and Lind
Following the money is all of our business
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
OPINION: ANC,Political party funding,My Vote Counts Judith February and Lindsay Ferris explore the need for transparency in the funding of political parties. Political parties are vulnerable to... Read more
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Federal Computer Week
Latest NIST security guide, open CRS, GSA spins up portal offerings and more NIST seeks input on identity management guide for electric companies The Nat
Latest NIST security guide, open CRS, GSA spins up portal offerings and more
Federal Computer Week / Posted 5 days ago
NIST seeks input on identity management guide for electric companies The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the National Institute of Standards and... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Twitter shuts down apps tracking politicians’ deleted tweetsTwitter is making it easier for government leaders to undo tweets. The social
Twitter shuts down apps tracking politicians’ deleted tweets
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 6 days ago
Twitter is making it easier for government leaders to undo tweets. The social media site is shutting down apps that track politicians' deleted tweets. Good government groups around the world set up these apps to track when politicians decide to... Read more
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Mashable
Twitter says politicians have the right to permanently delete their tweetsThis week Twitter killed two third-party tools that revealed when politicians s
Twitter says politicians have the right to permanently delete their tweets
Mashable / Posted 6 days ago
This week Twitter killed two third-party tools that revealed when politicians secretly deleted their tweets. The decision has not only disappointed advocates of government transparency, but it has also left some wondering why a company that has made... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Cutting Off Politwoops, Twitter Follows The Needs Of Politicians, Not Public InterestIn June, Twitter abruptly cut off access to Politwoops, a website operated by t
Cutting Off Politwoops, Twitter Follows The Needs Of Politicians, Not Public Interest
The Huffington Post / Posted 6 days ago
In June, Twitter abruptly cut off access to Politwoops, a website operated by the Sunlight Foundation that preserved deleted tweets sent by elected officials in the United States. Then last weekend, Twitter dropped the hammer on Politwoops' sister... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted postsA man looks at the computer screen with a page of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted posts
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
A man looks at the computer screen with a page of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Twitter in Moscow on August 14, 2014. AFP The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said Monday that Twitter had blocked its access to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Website that stores politicians deleted tweets 'blocked by Twitter'"No one user is more deserving of that ability (to delete tweets) than another.
Website that stores politicians deleted tweets 'blocked by Twitter'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
"No one user is more deserving of that ability (to delete tweets) than another. Indeed, deleting a tweet is an expression of the user's voice," Twitter told the foundation. Since being formed at a so-called hackathon five years ago, Politwoops... Read more
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The Manila Times
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted postsAugust 25, 2015 1:05 pm THE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets de
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted posts
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
August 25, 2015 1:05 pm THE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said Monday that Twitter had blocked its access to the social media giant, halting its... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted postsThis Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in
Twitter blocks website saving politicians’ deleted posts
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif. Despite executive turmoil and a stock price that has fallen 30 percent since late April 2015, industry experts – not to mention loyal users – see... Read more
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The Washington Times
Twitter cancels Politwoops, warehouse of politicians’ gaffesTwitter has done a huge favor for bungling politicians worldwide after the soci
Twitter cancels Politwoops, warehouse of politicians’ gaffes
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
Twitter has done a huge favor for bungling politicians worldwide after the social media site canceled Politwoops, a series of dozens of accounts that preserved deleted posts the pols would have preferred the public not see. The company said it had... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Twitter blocks website saving politicians' deleted postsTHE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said
Twitter blocks website saving politicians' deleted posts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
THE HAGUE: The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said on Monday (Aug 24) that Twitter had blocked its access to the social media giant, halting its operations across 30 countries. The Open State Foundation started... Read more
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The Houma Courier
State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could become expensiveThe Louisiana Association of Business and Industry estimates that 47 percent of
State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could become expensive
The Houma Courier / Posted 7 days ago
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry estimates that 47 percent of its total election budget, which stands today at $675,000 but will grow, will be dedicated to BESE races only. “We spent $30,000 in 2007, around $305,000 in 2011 and... Read more
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The Daily Comet
State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could become expensive

The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the

State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could become expensive
The Daily Comet / Posted 7 days ago

The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the state could become expensive if the slate of so-called reform candidates from 2011 face serious challenges this go around.

The Louisiana Association of Business... Read more

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Daily Maverick
Transparency, the missing link in political party fundingPolitical parties are vulnerable to corruption. This is not news. It’s not even
Transparency, the missing link in political party funding
Daily Maverick / Posted 7 days ago
Political parties are vulnerable to corruption. This is not news. It’s not even particularly useful knowledge in itself – in fact the cynicism it can perpetuate can be dangerous. What would perhaps take us forward would be finding a way to dismantle... Read more
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The Houma Courier
State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could become expensive

The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the

State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education could become expensive
The Houma Courier / Posted 7 days ago

The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the state could become expensive if the slate of so-called reform candidates from 2011 face serious challenges this go around.

The Louisiana Association of Business... Read more

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Quartz
RIP Politwoops: the program that kept tweeting politicians in 31 countries honest - Quartz Twitter says it's committed to privacy for everyone—even public fi
RIP Politwoops: the program that kept tweeting politicians in 31 countries honest
Quartz / Posted 7 days ago
- Quartz Twitter says it's committed to privacy for everyone—even public figures.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspendedTwitter ended the US website's access to its API (application programme interfa
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspended
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Twitter ended the US website's access to its API (application programme interface) which allowed it to see when a politician deleted a tweet, often an indicator they have changed their mind or realised a mistake The Politwoops website that saves... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspendedTHE HAGUE - The Politwoops website that saves tweets deleted by politicians sai
Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspended
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 7 days ago
THE HAGUE - The Politwoops website that saves tweets deleted by politicians said Monday its operations have been closed down in the 30 countries where it was active after Twitter blocked its access to the social media site. Twitter ended the US... Read more
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TechCrunch
Twitter Shuts Down Services That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets In 30 CountriesTwo services that tracked deleted tweets by politicians and other diplomats in
Twitter Shuts Down Services That Tracked Politicians’ Deleted Tweets In 30 Countries
TechCrunch / Posted 7 days ago
Two services that tracked deleted tweets by politicians and other diplomats in an effort to maintain a transparent, public record of statements made on social media, Politwoops and its sister site Diplotwoops, have now been cut off from accessing... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Jackson: The state that keeps on giving; presidential candidates count on donations from New JerseyWith a June primary election that often comes long after nominees have been pic
Jackson: The state that keeps on giving; presidential candidates count on donations from New Jersey
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
With a June primary election that often comes long after nominees have been picked, New Jersey’s influence over presidential politics usually comes from its checkbooks, as one of the nation’s wealthiest states helps to finance campaigns decided by... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Transparency group: Kansas earns a 'C' on lobbying disclosure lawsA national group that advocates for transparency in government gave Kansas only
Transparency group: Kansas earns a 'C' on lobbying disclosure laws
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
A national group that advocates for transparency in government gave Kansas only average marks recently on its lobbying disclosure requirements, indicating the state could do more to ensure an open process. The Sunlight Foundation graded all 50... Read more
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The Christian Post
Planned Parenthood Finances Campaigns of All But One Senator Who Voted Against DefundingSenator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on the funding for
Planned Parenthood Finances Campaigns of All But One Senator Who Voted Against Defunding
The Christian Post / Posted 9 days ago
Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on the funding for Planned Parenthood, accompanied by Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., (L) and Senator Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, (2nd-R), at Capitol Hill in Washington, United States... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran dealWASHINGTON: As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear d
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON: As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was showered with the sort of attention rarely shown to junior members of the U.S. Congress. The New Jersey Democrat, a... Read more
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The Star
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran dealWASHINGTON (Reuters) - As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama'
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal
The Star / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative Donald Norcross was showered with the sort of attention rarely shown to junior members of the U.S. Congress. The New Jersey... Read more
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Reuters
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran dealU.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) performs a ceremonial swearin
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) performs a ceremonial swearing in for Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), (R), one of the new members of the 113th Congress in Washington November 12, 2014. WASHINGTON As he weighed whether to support... Read more
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Zawya
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran dealIranObama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal In This Articl
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran dealIran
Zawya / Posted 11 days ago
Obama's Democrats face intense pressure as they weigh Iran deal In This Article By Andy Sullivan and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Aug 21 ( Reuters ) - As he weighed whether to support President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, Representative... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
State Department did not protect Clinton emails after hackDespite a hack two years ago that publicly exposed Hillary Clinton’s emails, th
State Department did not protect Clinton emails after hack
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 11 days ago
Despite a hack two years ago that publicly exposed Hillary Clinton’s emails, the State Department took no action to shore up the security of the former secretary of state’s private computer server. A State Department official said the department... Read more
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Business Insurance
Aetna hires more lobbyists to ensure Humana dealAetna Inc. is determined to nab government approval of its $37 billion acquisit
Aetna hires more lobbyists to ensure Humana deal
Business Insurance / Posted 11 days ago
Aetna Inc. is determined to nab government approval of its $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc. And the health insurance titan has bulked up its roster of hired guns to meet that goal. Last week, Aetna hired four Washington-based lobbying firms,... Read more
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The Advocate
Our View: LaTrac website continues to get good grades for keeping track of state dollarsWhile occasions to do it are too rare, we are always delighted when Louisiana i
Our View: LaTrac website continues to get good grades for keeping track of state dollars
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
While occasions to do it are too rare, we are always delighted when Louisiana is near the top of the pack in something, and so the state’s Division of Administration deserves a pat on the back for its LaTrac website. What is it? It is what is called... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
President Obama asked for more transparency in governmentDozens of journalism and open-government groups are urging President Obama to r
President Obama asked for more transparency in government
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
Dozens of journalism and open-government groups are urging President Obama to reverse media policies that they say amount to censorship and information suppression within his administration. A letter sent last week to the president outlines examples... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
DHEC board pushes back on Sonoco fine; Goodbye, Thunder Road; Volvo could change BerkeleyWatching them tear down Thunder Road at Carowinds. A big part of our childhood
DHEC board pushes back on Sonoco fine; Goodbye, Thunder Road; Volvo could change Berkeley
Charleston City Paper / Posted 17 days ago
Watching them tear down Thunder Road at Carowinds. A big part of our childhood history is gone. Crews spent much of yesterday demolishing Thunder Road, Carowinds' landmark out-and-back wooden coaster, to clear space to expand the park. The coaster... Read more
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Government Computer News
'Checkbook' websites shine light on state spendingThis article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charita
'Checkbook' websites shine light on state spending
Government Computer News / Posted 18 days ago
This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel was mortified when a consumer watchdog group last year gave his state a D-minus for transparency in providing online access to... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
US House Opens Up to Open SourceProviders of open source software recently found another market: the 435 member
US House Opens Up to Open Source
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 21 days ago
Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Trailing Bernie: No longer mission impossible Hillary Clinton might actually be starting to feel the Bern. That�s because B
Trailing Bernie: No longer mission impossible
Rutland Herald / Posted 25 days ago
Hillary Clinton might actually be starting to feel the Bern. That�s because Bernie Sanders is right behind her in recent polls. The Hill this week noted, �The fact that Sanders beats (Scott) Walker by... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Bloomberg Philanthropies announces first cities selected to join What Works Cities initiativeThis is a news release from Bloomberg Philanthropies Today, Bloomberg Philanth
Bloomberg Philanthropies announces first cities selected to join What Works Cities initiative
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 25 days ago
This is a news release from Bloomberg Philanthropies Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the first cities selected to participate in What Works Cities - a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data... Read more
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Quartz
These days, running for US president means riding with Uber—on that count, Cruz has the leadTed Cruz's campaign is spending big with Uber, but dark money gives Jeb Bush an
These days, running for US president means riding with Uber—on that count, Cruz has the lead
Quartz / Posted 25 days ago
Ted Cruz's campaign is spending big with Uber, but dark money gives Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio the edge - Quartz riding highThese days, running for US president means riding with Uber—and on that count, Ted Cruz has the lead In just the first half of... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Chattanooga Is Among 8 Cities Selected By Bloomberg To Join What Works Cities InitiativeBloomberg Philanthropies has announced that Chattanooga is among the first citi
Chattanooga Is Among 8 Cities Selected By Bloomberg To Join What Works Cities Initiative
The Chattanoogan / Posted 26 days ago
Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced that Chattanooga is among the first cities selected to participate in What Works Cities - a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
These 8 Cities Are About To Become Better Places To LiveWASHINGTON - Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight ci
These 8 Cities Are About To Become Better Places To Live
The Huffington Post / Posted 27 days ago
WASHINGTON - Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight cities it has selected to participate in a new pilot program to improve life in America's cities. Chattanooga, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; Kansas City, Missouri; Mesa,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
City tapped for $42 million national 'What Works Cities' initiativeChattanooga is among the first of 100 cities to be tapped for a $42 million nat
City tapped for $42 million national 'What Works Cities' initiative
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
Chattanooga is among the first of 100 cities to be tapped for a $42 million national initiative aimed at making public data more available and used by government in decision making. Bloomberg Philanthropies has named the Scenic City and seven others... Read more
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E-Commerce Times
US House Opens Up to Open SourceProviders of open source software recently found another market: the 435 member
US House Opens Up to Open Source
E-Commerce Times / Posted a month ago
Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as... Read more

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