Posted by: on Apr 27, 2007 | No Comments

I am trying, except in special instances, to stay focused on stories about government information. So, here is the latest.

StarTribune, 4/21, p. A11. Story in Nation section, headlined “Social security numbers exposed”, is about another poorly protected government website.

StarTribune, 4/21, p. B3. Story, headlined “Twins’ extra money for stadium is confidential”, is about Hennepin County refusing to disclose how much extra money the Twins are kicking in to pay for the stadium site.

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 4/21, p. 4C. Story, headlined “Google deal hits privacy question”, discusses some of the privacy implications of Google buying Doubleclick which has a bad reputation for tracking and selling information about people’s Internet usage.

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 4/21. p. 4A. Story, headlined “Social Security data found online”, is the St Paul take on the Department of Ag. data.

StarTribune, 4/22. p. A21. Story, headlined “Report: penalties for abuse nursing home inadequate”, summarizes another GAO report the problem of nursing home abuse.

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 4/23. p.3A. In Nation/Word section, story, headlined “Audit finds more waste by FEMA”, is another government report documenting federal management failure and possible corruption.

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 4/23. p. 3B. Story, headlined “AT&T backs cable bill to expand market”, is a Wisconsin story based on campaign contribution reports.

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 4/23. p. 8B. Story, headlined “Librarians boost immigrant services”, describes how out-state libraries are helping immigrants particularly with bilingual materials.