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    [News] Senate bill would make it harder to delete government data

    https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/02/...data-act-2017/

    It has only been a bit over 100 days, but the Trump administration is already known for making previously available date harder to find. Within just one month, it not only decided to hide the White House's visitor logs, but also to shutter the Open.gov portal that contains the White House staff's finances and other info. To make it harder for this administration and future ones to hide data and pull info that's already out there, Senators Gary Peters and Cory Gardner have introduced a bipartisan bill aptly called Preserving Government Data Act of 2017.

    If the Public Online Information Act of 2010 paved the way for government info to be available on the internet, this one was designed to protect them from getting yanked down. A federal agency, for instance, won't be able to secretly pull down a set of controversial documents from its website if this bill becomes a law. It will compel feds to notify the public six months in advance and to provide a darn good reason for what they want to do. Aaron Mackey, a legal fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Wired: "It imposes a sort of accountability tool. Once something is out there, this makes it really hard to make it secret again."
    "Once data has been published and made available to the public, it should remain available to the public.

    Whether it's a technology entrepreneur working on their next innovation or a retailer seeking better weather forecasting to help organize shipments, data is utilized to achieve numerous goals and plays a critical role in improving processes and our daily lives. I'm proud to work with Senator Peters on legislation that ensures government data remains readily accessible in an appropriate manner and that we continue to prioritize government transparency."

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    No one will ever compare with the demacrooks, obama and billery (spit). They set a new standard for lies, cover ups and underhanded deals. We finally have a president that's good for our country and libtards hate it. Watch all the libtard trolls pile on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dengyong View Post
    No one will ever compare with the demacrooks, obama and billery (spit). They set a new standard for lies, cover ups and underhanded deals. We finally have a president that's good for our country and libtards hate it. Watch all the libtard trolls pile on this one.
    how is the current administration purging noaa and nasa climate data obamas fault?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dengyong View Post
    No one will ever compare with the demacrooks, obama and billery (spit). They set a new standard for lies, cover ups and underhanded deals. We finally have a president that's good for our country and libtards hate it. Watch all the libtard trolls pile on this one.
    What kind of response do you really expect with a post like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzabar View Post
    how is the current administration purging noaa and nasa climate data obamas fault?
    Who said it was? Obama hid the visitor logs and no one cared. The obama administration harmed our country, our new president is trying to help our country. Noaa and nasa climate data has been corrupt by the leftist agenda and needs to be purged anyway.
    Hillery committed dozens of serious crimes while in office including a deal with Russia for 20% of our uranium... the left was ok with it. Bill Clinton was a regular on pedophile island http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/26...iel-greenfield and the left is ok with it. I'm just calling the hypocrites on their double standard. StyM is about the only contributor now on this forum so he may carry some favor... but he clearly has an anti American bias with his political posts.

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    eh, i post whatever is listed on news sites.
    have no agenda at all.

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