Tag: transparency

Here’s the secret details of 200 cities’ license-plate tracking programs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Muckrock teamed up to use the Freedom of Information Act to extract the details of 200 US cities’ Automated License Plate Recognition camera programs (ALPR), and today they’ve released a dataset containing all the heretofore secret data on how these programs are administered and what it done with the […]

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The Republicans Broke Congress. Democrats Can Fix It.

In the great 1972 political satire The Candidate, Robert Redford plays a novice candidate who runs a slick campaign for Senate and wins an upset against an unbeatable incumbent. On election night, right before the media throng arrives, he turns to his campaign guru, played by Peter Boyle, and says, […]

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What matters more to Trump? Hiding juicy gossip or ‘a government that is not accountable’?

The Trump White House nondisclosure agreements that are back in the news thanks to Omarosa Manigault Newman open up big questions about the Trump administration’s obsession with secrecy and obsessive avoidance of accountability. That goes beyond questions of collusion with Russia or whether “executive time” is really just Donald Trump tweeting from the toilet or […]

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YouTube makes it easer to find videos on current events, educates viewers with info cards on controversial topics

YouTube is constantly experimenting with ways to demonetize creators present news in a more organized and informative fashion. Last year, it started showing a ‘Breaking News’ section on the home page during important events. Now the company is expanding on that feature, with changes to search and video playback to improve transparency and accessibility. First, […]

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Facebook’s plan to make ads more transparent already has a big hole in it

Facebook’s transparency push is already being undermined by Page owners.Image: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-07-09 19:40:29 UTC Facebook’s new push to be more transparent have already hit a snag. The company recently introduced a new tool that lets users easily see any ads a particular Facebook Page is running, but advertisers have already found […]

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The Beauty Industry Has a Lot to Learn About Transparency, According to a New Survey

Students from FIT’s 2018 Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management graduate program polled consumers on a global scale. Photo: @covergirl/Instagram Full transparency isn’t necessarily something the beauty industry is known for. Companies have turned obfuscation into an art, skirting their way around communicating product ingredients and sourcing. And, according to a study conducted by the […]

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Fed Chief Jerome Powell Goes Populist

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell wants to make America’s central bank easier to understand and more open to the public. In a departure from precedent, Powell began the press conference following the meeting of the Fed’s monetary conference with what he described as a “plain English” statement of the Fed’s view of the economy and […]

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