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RDF 1.1 and the Future of Government Transparency

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Following the newly minted “recommendation” status of RDF 1.1, Michael C. Daconta of GCN has asked, “What does this mean for open data and government transparency?” Daconta writes, “First, it is important to highlight the JSON-LD se...

How Sitegeist used great design to make census data cool

Technology : Gigaom

How can a design firm and a non-profit focusing on government transparency come together and make data look cool? The Sunlight Foundation and designers from IDEO teamed up to create Sitegeist, an app using location-based data to hel...

How Open Is Your City? Check This Census of Civic Data

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

More cities are making their data available, both in the name of political transparency and to allow residents to help chip away at civic problems. This lovely-looking chart measures 36 cities by how many civic datasets—from crime t...

DATA Act, Which Would Make Government-Spending Data Available Online, Passes Senate

Technology : TechCrunch: Enterprise

The Senate unanimously passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, today. The DATA Act is designed to help bring new transparency to spending by the federal government, by making spending data available to t...

Building on Surveillance Reform

Technology / Google : Google Blog

Today, we've updated our Transparency Report on government requests for user data.  Globally, we received 44,943 government requests for information regarding 76,713 accounts during the first half of 2016.  We provided user informat...


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