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Google Map of Gun Permit Holders Sparks Open Data Arms Race
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Journal News, a suburban New York newspaper, set off a fiery debate about transparency and open data Saturday when it posted an interactive Google Map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in New York's Westchester and Rockland Counties.

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Eric BlattbergDec 27, 2012 12:25 am GMT8078 views
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