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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Eightmaps

An interesting story, about "eightmaps", a site that takes the names and ZIP codes of people who donated to California's Prop. 8 — information that California collects and makes public under state campaign finance disclosure laws — and overlays the data on a Google map:

FOR the backers of Proposition 8, the state ballot measure to stop single-sex couples from marrying in California, victory has been soured by the ugly specter of intimidation.

Some donors to groups supporting the measure have received death threats and envelopes containing a powdery white substance, and their businesses have been boycotted.

Intimidation is bad, of course, but we're supposed to think that disclosure and transparency are good, right?  So, what about this?

https://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2009/02/eightmaps.html

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