Freedom of Information

Wastewater tests show meth use soaring in Australia

Secret tests of wastewater around Australia show methylamphetamine is the most popular illicit drug, with levels of use in WA far outstripping the …

Australia

eBay’s First Diversity Chief Discusses What It’ll Take To Move The Needle

eBay issued its 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Report yesterday, their first since the company spun off PayPal in 2015.<p>The numbers are consistent with …

Recruitment

Is Privacy Real? The CIA Is Jeopardizing America's Digital Security, Experts Warn

WikiLeaks released the latest cache of confidential C.I.A. documents Thursday as part of an ongoing "Vault 7" operation, exposing the U.S. government …

Security

Exclusive: UK regulator warns on EDF oversight of Hinkley Point supplier Areva - document

| PARIS/LONDON<p>French utility EDF's oversight of Areva, which will supply Britain's new Hinkley Point nuclear reactors, was brought into question in an internal document by Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).<p>Following the discovery of manufacturing irregularities and the falsification of …

21st Century

Tory MP: 'Pension companies have a social duty to cut charges'

As final company pension schemes have become less common, increasing numbers of us are saving through personal pensions.<p>But how many are aware of the costs?<p>I was sent regular statements of my pension with management fees identified but only when I asked specifically did I discover the truth. The …

Budgeting

Proposed legislation seeks to limit public records access

Lawyers for two of Arkansas' university systems and the state Highway and Transportation Department are pushing for legislation that's one of several …

Government

On the Road to AI, Don’t Ask “Are We There Yet?”

Businesses that put in the effort to create an artificially intelligent business may see amazing returns at first — but there are good reasons to …

Artificial Intelligence

Database reveals state employee's salaries — but numbers may be wrong

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIESBritish PM Theresa May: 'We are not afraid' | 1:24<p>Speaking before the the House of Commons, British Prime …

Government

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

The public relies on scientists to report their findings accurately and completely, but that does not always happen. Too often, researchers announce …

Research

Six child sex offences reported every day, figures show

<b>There are six child sex offence allegations reported to police every day on average, NSPCC Cymru has said.</b><p>Welsh forces revealed there were 2,238 complaints made in 2015-16 - a 33% rise on the year before.<p>In the Dyfed-Powys area, allegations rose by 107% from 328 to 679 but in Gwent they dropped …

Rights & Freedoms

Senate Education committee rejects bills to require transparency in charter schools

Two bills that would have applied<b> transparency requirements</b> to all schools that receive taxpayer dollars failed in the Senate Education committee …

Government

Corruption In Government: Justice Department Sees Drop In Cases Against Corrupt Officials

Contrary to the common belief that corruption is on the rise within the U.S. government—a swamp desperately in need of draining, as some might …

Corruption

More and more Americans are trying to pack heat while flying

The Department of Homeland Security banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a smartphone on flights arriving from Egypt, Jordan, …

Airports

Blanche Cook on Freedom of Information

• Home<br>• Blanche Cook on Freedom of Information<p><i>This recording comes from the PEN America Archives. Consisting of over 1800 hours of audio and video</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Team Wanted Military Tactical Vehicles for Inaugural Parade

President Trump’s White House transition staff asked the Pentagon for images of the types of military tactical vehicles he could use for his inaugural parade, according to internal emails from Dec. 13. The Huffington Post obtained the emails in a Freedom of Information Act request in order to …

War

Trump's Spending Cuts Would Create the Black America He's Been Talking About

At the Alameda County Community Food Bank in the San Francisco Bay area, 40 families recently requested that their food stamps be cancelled, …

Poverty

NASA blocks FOIA request for potential White House ‘media blackout’ orders

Users of a popular online service that helps the public acquire legal access to government records face new hurdles when petitioning NASA under the …

Government

Disturbing details emerge from Jourdan Lewis' alleged assault

Former Michigan cornerback and NFL Draft hopeful Jourdan Lewis is being investigated for allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend, and details …

Crime

UK vuln 'fessing pilot's great but who's going to give a FoI?

A security researcher has welcomed the UK's launch of a vulnerability co-ordination pilot while cautioning that a strategy for handling Freedom of …

Cybersecurity

New laws to require candidates and PACs to file financial reports online

On Monday, the Arkansas House of Representatives gave final approval to a bill by<b> Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock)</b> that will require <b>political</b> …

Government

State’s highest court considers BGA lawsuit against IHSA

A case attempting to open the books and financial records of the Illinois High School Association was argued Tuesday before the Illinois Supreme …

Rights & Freedoms

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon's Most Shadowy Aviation Units

When officials in Washington need air support the most complex military missions, this is who they call in.<p>USAF<p>On May 2, 2011, a group of special …

War

Why Scientific Transparency Is So Tricky

A year ago, I opened my email to find a note from William Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton University, who was asking for my help to push …

Government

Medsphere moves inpatient and ambulatory EHRs to the cloud

With a new acute-care deployment, in addition to cloud-based migration of its ChartLogic outpatient EHR, practice management and patient portal …

Informatics

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

The (Munster) Times. March 17, 2017<p>Tech tools hasten government transparency<p>Technology provides ever-growing opportunities for government …

Government

Obama IRS gave ‘Satan Club’ creator fast tax-exempt status as conservatives delayed: Watchdog

Documents obtained by a government watchdog show that the originator of the “After School Satan Club” received speedy tax-exempt status while …

Atheism

Government ordered to hand over 'highly confidential' timetables

Transport for New South Wales has been ordered to hand over "highly confidential" 2018 train timetables to the ABC.Key points:• For almost three years, …

Government

5 things we know about state-worker pay

LANSING - The state House is considering legislation that would require the administration to post thousands of state employees' names, titles and …

Employment Law

Here's What Happens in the Hands of an Unstable President*

This is not normal, no matter how much you pretend it to be.<p>WASHINGTON—This is going to be quite the week for the denizens of Camp Runamuck, so let's get it started off the right way by pointing out that the president* may be a dangerous paranoid know-nothing surrounded by half-baked advisers and a …

Rights & Freedoms

The Trump Kids’ Spring Break Is Turning Aspen Into a Nightmare

“They’re everywhere. There are so many of them,” one New York mom said. “Everyone is complaining. Everyone is annoyed.”<p>Two months into our current historical experiment, each week of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> young presidency appears to have begun the same way—with the assumption, or perhaps even the …

Spring Break