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    to taxpayers is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Established in 1967, this Act was designed to “keep citizens in the know about their government.” (United States Department of Justice, “What is FOIA?”, n.d.) Sadly, many American citizens are unaware that they can request any information from a federal agency as long as such disclosure does not fall under the nine exempted categories. Information that is not already publicly available can be requested under the FOIA and federal agencies must provide it. The implications of the FOIA are many; however, due to the high percentage of research in America that is funded by the federal…

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    Yashna Kumar Mrs. Wilson AP Lang, Period 5 3 February 2016 Government Leaks and Freedom of Information “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people . . . to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” the First Amendment of the Constitution states. The First Amendment protects everyone, but specifically mentions “the press.” The Supreme Court generally merges freedom of speech with freedom of press grants the same…

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    The internet has introduced a new technology to human history causing many huge revolutions to people’s lives and today’s technology. It has brought convenience to all specialists as information can be transferred and shared all over around the world. Every country gained benefits from this evolution. But some countries may not obtain the whole view of the productivity which it will bring. They including China the fastest-growing economic country in the world, even conduct censorship to the…

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    As technology advances, members of the free society are able to access an increasing wealth of information. However, the Internet will always have the potential to revolutionize the world, both for the betterment of everyone and the detriment of everyone. In Lloyd Axworthy’s article “The Internet and Global Human Rights,” he compares the positives and negatives of the Internet. People have a higher potential to use the internet to pursue unethical ideas than good because the internet allows for…

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    dangers from state and non-state on-screen characters will proceed to develop and multiply. The across the board accessibility of ICT capacities permits less innovatively propelled foes to look for vital to strategic favorable position over U.S. capacities without interest in innovative advancement. Army developments will oblige access to dynamic digital capacities to hold preference over foes utilizing multiplied digital apparatuses. e. Army strengths will be U.S. based, sending into…

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    A) The freedom of information act 1982 was established to enable information to be free to all people when the concern does have an impact or effect on these individuals (Freedom of Information Act, 1982). The act also constitutes what types of information can be accessed, who can officially access it and the different types of exemptions that may impact these. In terms of whether the act itself allows for people who use it to treat information and a national resource within the public sector,…

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    1. The Federal Freedom of Information Act 1. The Federal Freedom of Information Act suggests that the government is more efficient when it is open to public investigation by allowing the public access to information from the federal government, upon request (Siegel, 2014, p. 268). This act has allowed reporters and activists, to help the public know about pertinent issues such as the CIA’s secret detainee program (Siegel, 2014, p. 268). Every federal agency in question is required to make…

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    This committee will meet monthly and will be reinstituting public trust by the concept of open government and freedom of information. This committee will report to the City Council public meetings as needed. The committee will consist of elected residents from the City of Crestview and will be an independent entity. This committee will oversee the responses to public requests, record postings, and any other activity related to promote open government and freedom of information. This…

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    opinion without retaliation, allows people to share information, and for the preservation of personal freedom. The United States guarantees a right to the freedom of speech. This means that anyone in the United States can say whatever they want without fear of government retaliation or censorship. Other nations, like China, do not guarantee this right to their citizens. Though China has gone through lengths to deny their citizens of…

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    Ever since the world jumped into the realm of the the digital age with the creation of the internet in the early 90’s, many have pondered topics of free speech, expression, privacy, and censorship, and to what extent they apply to the internet. It is clear that the creators wanted an open, unrestricted access to their invention, but with the rise of extremist ideologies and harassment, many are questioning if organizations, companies, and governments should intervene to protect its users. From…

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