Freedom of Information

The scientists and innovators who invented the internet to the FCC: you really, really don't understand how the internet works

A group of 21 of the internet's most esteemed pioneers have written an open letter to the FCC's Congressional overseers that critiques the agency's …

Internet

5 ways pitching the media is like a first date

PR pros who have their eyes on media coverage know they must properly court journalists and editors.<p>Though romance isn’t involved, the process of …

Public Relations

Redacted Tonight: Sweary, Brilliant And Definitely One To Watch In 2018

It’s no secret that comedy is producing some of the best journalism in the world at the moment – think John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight program (well …

Rights & Freedoms

Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

LONDON (AP) — A legal document obtained by The Associated Press says that Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic leak which embarrassed intelligence figures across the globe.<p>A redacted, …

Business

CNN Semi-Retracts a Major Jeff Sessions Hit Piece

Back in May, CNN ran a story accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying on his disclosure forms.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose …

Conservative View

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured 15 In Fiery Explosion

An investigation into a fiery accident at Camp Pendleton that injured 14 Marines and a Navy corpsman in September showed that the Marines were aware …

Military

Berkshire Museum releases impounded court documents

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum dropped its opposition Monday to the release of impounded court documents requested by The Berkshire Eagle, making …

Western Massachusetts

Opening Up New York’s Public Records

In an age of entrenched political antagonism, here’s a proposition everyone can support: A democratic government should be as open and transparent as possible. No one — not citizens or businesses, not advocacy groups or the media — should be denied information because there are too many hoops to …

Opinion

Premier Berejiklian, please make public your stadium figures

Yes, yes, yes. I know some of you think I should not keep going on about the ludicrousness of the NSW government's announced intent to spend $2.5 …

Rights & Freedoms

Shop with a Cop unites families, police officers for holiday fun

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>BOZEMAN - The sixth annual Shop with a Cop took place Saturday at the Target in Bozeman. Officers from all over Gallatin County showed …

Montana

Manafort, Gates discussed 'press strategy' after he left Trump's campaign

Newly unsealed court documents reveal August 2016 emails between former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former deputy Rick Gates in the …

Rick Gates

Elgin police sergeant accused of pepper-spraying crowd gets 3-day suspension; has disciplinary history

An Elgin police sergeant received a three-day suspension after using pepper spray while responding to a complaint of loud music, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.<p>The suspension was not the first for Sgt. Travis Hooker, who was cited for conducting himself …

Policing

Mark Carney learns he can bank on British

With a reputation as the “rock star of banking” having worked in the London, Tokyo and New York offices of Goldman Sachs, Mark Carney could be forgiven for expecting a modicum of respect for his acumen as an economist.<p>But as the Governor of the Bank of England he has had to learn that the Great …

Mark Carney

Jeff Sessions Derides DOJ Intern Who Challenges His Marijuana Policies

To all future interlocuters like “Dr. Whatever Your Name Is,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like being questioned regarding his stances on …

Cannabis

The New York Times Demands Its Freelancers Follow Its Bad Social Media Policy or Risk Being Cut 

<i>The New York Times</i> has told its freelance contract workers that they will be held to the same guidelines as full-time employees when it comes to …

Journalism

Six Oakwood soccer players punished for substance abuse

Six Oakwood boys soccer players were disciplined for part of the 2017 season because of substance abuse violations, according to letters obtained by …

Substance Abuse

Here’s How to Find Out If Your Elected Officials Are Blocking Constituents on Facebook and Twitter — ProPublica

Facebook and Twitter have become central parts of our political and civic lives. It’s not just President Donald Trump on Twitter and political ads on …

Government

Marine Corps investigation faults F-35 program after in-flight fire

An in-flight fire that erupted on a Marine F-35B last year was caused by a flawed bracket that the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program …

Military

Please don’t make Andrew Thierren angry

We are all targets of various scam artists who prey on the gullible and the naïve in order to fleece them. But when one such debt collector called …

Rights & Freedoms

Federal government must act on abuse report

The harrowing four-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is poised to end. Within days, it will deliver its final …

Owe

GAO denies Sierra Nevada protest over Army’s Fixed-Wing Utility Aircraft competition

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest filed by Sierra Nevada over the Army’s decision not to choose any offering …

Rights & Freedoms

Porn Star August Ames Commits Suicide Following Social Media Backlash

Racking up around 270 film credits since entering the business in 2003, her death sent shock waves through the adult entertainment industry this week.<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

Case Closed: FBI says Sessions didn't have to reveal Russia talks

The FBI has put to bed a controversy whipped up by liberal critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his contacts with foreign officials …

Government

Google lifts lid on FBI data requests: Now you can read actual letters online

Google publishes all the National Security Letters on its Transparency Report that it's been cleared to disclose.<p>Google has expanded the National …

Surveillance

Phone Records Contradict Oregon's Stance on How Much Dana Altman Knew of Player's Rape Case

University of Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman was far more entangled in the school’s response to a rape allegation against his player than the …

College & University

‘Pressure, Dissuasion, Coercion’: Trump Officials Repeatedly Intervened to Stop Teen Refugees’ Abortions

In early March, a minor girl staying in a shelter for undocumented immigrants in Texas run by BCFS, a religiously affiliated nonprofit, convinced a …

Rights & Freedoms

OSU won't fight judge's decision to examine professor's firing

The fate of an Oregon State University professor fired on sexual harassment and bullying charges this fall will have to wait at least another …

Oregon State University

Aeroplan Plan of Attack: DOT First, Lawsuit Later - Live and Let's Fly

Aeroplan apparently won’t honor the SWISS First Class award tickets issued last week. I say <i>apparently</i> because Aeroplan still hasn’t contacted me …

Airlines

Mobile-home owner sees water bill jump

It's one of those fuzzy numbers on a utility bill; in this case, a water-sevice fee charged by Carefree Ranch Mobile Home Park in Escondido, where 77 …

San Diego

Statement on RBS GRG report publication

Recent disclosure of our Governance Committees meeting papers under the Freedom of Information Act has led to speculation about the reason that we …

Rights & Freedoms