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Behind the FOIA: How MuckRock spreads transparency and how you can help

Behind the FOIA: How MuckRock spreads transparency and how you can help

Recently, MuckRock hit a new milestone: the 70,000th request we had helped file on behalf of our users. Here’s a little of what goes on behind the scenes and how you can have your support for that mission multiplied by 12 through the end of the year.

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The U.S. needs to “get AI right” — and fast — says government group

The U.S. needs to “get AI right” — and fast — says government group

An interim report released earlier this month by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence says the U.S. will lose important advantages in defense, human resources, and the economy if it doesn’t cooperate with industry and academia to prioritize progress in AI research and development.

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The future president's feelings on Freedom of Information

The future president’s feelings on Freedom of Information

While most support the public’s right to know, few have plans for expansion or will commit to subjecting the White House to stronger sunlight.

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Release Notes: Reminder to join our upcoming demo night in Boston

Release Notes: Reminder to join our upcoming demo night in Boston

Last week, we added notifications about donation cancellations for users without accounts, improved our error handling, and started working on our December demo night in Boston.

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This week's FOIA Round-up: Chicago FOIA under fire, Kansas open to records law feedback, and more on robocops

This week’s FOIA Round-up: Chicago FOIA under fire, Kansas open to records law feedback, and more on robocops

A layman’s guide to Chicago public records and city officials’ disregard for it. Transparency blog called for testimony to amend Kansas FOIA. Robots who see your phone and know who you are. It’s this week’s FOIA round-up.

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