Friday, February 13, 2009

Demanding Stimulus Transparency

The so-called "Stimulus" bill is a mashup of confusing items. Do you know what's in it? Do you think all of the member of Congress know what's in it, and have read it carefully? Nah, neither do we. But there are many people out there who would like to know, but as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) points out, that's more difficult than it sounds. The massive stimulus bill being wrangled through Congress has been making headlines for days. Unfortunately, many have sought to make additions to the bill that raise serious concerns for privacy and free speech online. Because the final text has not yet been made public, we can't be certain what was and wasn't included. But there are two elements in particular we're keeping an eye on: Full Article from EFF... MORE FROM EFF: State Secrets: Keeping Options Open? The Atlantic takes a guess at why the Obama administration has chosen to hold the Bush administration line on state secrets. RELATED: Digital Rights Management Intellectual Property Privacy CNB RSS Feed