Friday, January 24, 2014

5 Datasets in Celebration of Data Innovation Day

(Cross-posted from CREW)

Today is Data Innovation Day. To celebrate, here are five government datasets that, while technically available to the public now, we would love to see published in a structured, downloadable database.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Who Counts as a Whistleblower?

(Cross-posted from CREW)

Disclosures about the National Security Administration’s (NSA) surveillance programs have prompted a discussion on whether the person who released that information, Edward Snowden, could properly be deemed a whistleblower.  The word whistleblower is important because it frames how we think of him and what should become of him.