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US gov 'transparency' websites targeted for big, fat budget cuts

The Register - A campaign is underway in the US to save the government-endorsed website Data.gov and six other portals from the axe. Ironically, one of the sites earmarked for the budget slash includes the USAspending.gov portal.

"Some of the most important technology programs that keep Washington accountable are in danger of being eliminated," said non-profit outfit Sunlight Foundation, whose campaign to "stop transparency cutbacks" has already got the backing of World Wide Web inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.