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Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information laws to open up genealogical and archival data

Reclaim The Records is an non-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates. We are collecting information about important archival and genealogical data sets that are not available online or on microfilm, and we then use state and Federal FOI laws and Open Data initiatives to get that information released back to the public.

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Human Experimentation in Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania neuroscientists have been implanting hundreds of human test subjects with advanced neurological devices based on wirelessly controlled nanotechnology and conducting wide arrays of experiments on them within the DARPA Restoring Active Memory (RAM) project among other neuroscience related efforts. This project exists to determine how many human test subjects are involved, the precise technical nature and capabilities of the implants, test subject demography, and whether the test subjects are being experimented upon consensually and ethically.

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California lawmaker halts controversial transparency bill amidst public outcry

California lawmaker halts controversial transparency bill amidst public outcry

After stern opposition from transparency groups, Assemblymember Laura Friedman has decided to halt AB 700 for this year’s legislative session in California. The bill would have exempted information relating to a researcher or their research at a state university or community college.

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Transparency groups oppose new California bill blocking access to research records

Transparency groups oppose new California bill blocking access to research records

Following sweeping changes to access to police records, California legislators remain focused on reforming the state’s public records law. This time around, however, environmental groups, scientists, and transparency activists are up in arms against a new bill that’s looking to limit the scope of what researchers at higher-education institutions can and cannot release.

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