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WhatDoTheyKnow.com, "Annoying" British Officials Since 2008, Makes Its 100,000th Freedom of Information Request

BY Raphael Majma | Friday, January 13 2012

Wednesday night, WhatDoTheyKnow.com made its 100,000th request under the United Kingdom's Freedom of Information Act. The site, a product of MySociety.org and one of its democracy and transparency websites for the citizens of the UK, has been sending out requests on behalf of its users to various government agencies since Feb. 2008. Once a user makes a request through the site, any answer received from an agency is immediately posted on the site for the public to see. Read More

Gov't is broken. Citizen scrutiny is the bugfix.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 16 2008

Last week at ETech, one of my favorite tech conferences, three Brits convened a delightful panel on "moving theft-based activism to the global stage." The title actually made the discussion sound a bit illicit, when ... Read More