Congress approves act that opens US government data to the public
It could make it easier for the public to see info released by federal agencies.
NASA helps businesses make use of its satellite data
They won't have to scramble to find useful insights from space.
Senate passes bill requiring easy access to public government data
So long as the government is willing to make the data available, that is.
LA fights soaring pedestrian deaths with an interactive map
The data aims to make the 450 miles where accidents occur most a lot safer.
Trump creates American Technology Council to 'modernize' US government
Exactly how is questionable given the executive order's vagueness.
Steve Ballmer builds an open database of government spending
USA Facts will be your new favorite website for dinner table arguments about taxes.
Trump's quiet war on data begins
Removal and manipulation are a concern, but the biggest threat to data is budgetary.
Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices
New York City police were taking $1.7 million a year from drivers obeying parking laws.
FCC will publish telemarketer phone numbers to help you block them
The idea here is that by releasing these regularly, it'll help software developers build automated apps for heading the calls off before they happen.