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A Call For Political Transparency

If you run a political site — such as a PAC or a campaign for a person or issue — then you should not be able to hide who you are in the WhoIs database. In other words, any political action site — a PAC or a site advocating for or against a person or […]


Media Transparency: BBC

Buzz Machine reports that the BBC is "attempt[ing] to get the heads of its many news networks to open up and talk about the process of news" by making public its editor’s blog.  This is the latest effort by established media (aka MSM) to provide a glimpse into gatekeeping decisions. As such, it can logically […]

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Voting transparency

There is very little transparency in most electronic voting. (Optical scanners are the notable exception.) However, a Seattle-area e-voting software firm announced this week that it was opening its source code to full inspection. The firm, Vote Here, also hired a third party to audit software performance. Both are unique actions in the world of […]