Asking by telephone and email for agencies’ reports on transparency, as part of a test of District of Columbia agencies’ public service, the D.C. Auditor found worse knowledge and courtesy than in a raft of other tests (such as calling to learn about a benefit or have a pothole patched).
The Auditor’s June 27 report called the results ”not encouraging.” Continue…
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From Stuff.co.nz: Yahoo has released its first-ever transparency report, shedding some light on the number of government data requests it receives.
The report comes amid damaging disclosures that the National Security Agency can crack the encryption of online traffic – email, medical records, online shopping and other web activities – of the world’s biggest internet companies, including Yahoo.
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From Columbia Journalism Review:
Since President Obama came to the White House in 2009, federal regulatory and science agencies have taken measurable steps—on paper, at least—toward improving their relationships with the press, according to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
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