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The Declassification Engine

Friday, October 11, 2013

There are billions of pages of government documents in the public domain in varying states of redaction, but there is no central database of these documents, and no way to compare them to one another. Enter The Declassification Engine, a project created by computer scientists, statisticians and historians to give us the most complete history of our redacted past. Bob talks to Columbia University historian Matthew Connelly about the project. 


On The Media

Classification Conundrum

Friday, September 02, 2011

How should the government handle information that is both secret and no longer secret?  It's a problem agencies like the CIA and FBI have long grappled with, but it's made all the more complicated by groups like Wikileaks who make classified information available for the public.  The New York Times' Scott Shane talks about the government's classification dilemma.

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