Editorial: The Public Library as the new Public Records Steward

There is a continuing and growing friction between the public and public institutions surrounding the public’s right (by law) to access information generated by their government and the reality to actually access that information. The friction centers on governments’ lack of resources, training or motivation to perform their legal duties as public records stewards.

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Knight News Challenge Winner Talk Private To Me launches Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Voice Calls for iPhone

Rejoice, O lovers of privacy! For Open WhisperSystems has released Signal for iPhone, which gives any and every iPhone wielder the power to fully encrypt their calls against prying ears — and is completely compatible with OWS’s time-tested and well-liked RedPhone for Android.

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Latest winners in the Knight Community Information Challenge

From NFOIC executive director Ken Bunting:  The Knight Foundation has announced the latest winners in its Knight Community Information Challenge. This is an important ongoing partnership. Congratulations to the winning projects, and thanks to Knight and the community foundations around the country that are supporting them.

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Knight News Challenge: How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?

From Knight Foundation News Challenge:

In many ways it’s easier than it’s ever been to learn about and interact with the institutions and communities around us. But there’s a long way to go. How can we make the places we live more awesome through data and technology? How can we make public information more relevant and useful? This is the Knight News Challenge: Open Gov.

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