1. The Sunlight Foundation just opened Political Ad Sleuth, a searchable database of political ad buys across the U.S.

     
  2. How the U.S. Chief Technology Officer is Making Data Awesome, Mashable

     
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  4. Google’s latest Transparency Report is out. My reporting is here, check out the data for yourself here.

    Most interesting bit: Google took down hundreds of YouTube videos after U.K. police alleged they promoted terrorism.

    Most hilarious bit: Google refused to take down a YouTube video of a Canadian peeing on his passport and flushing it down the toilet, per a Canadian request. Working on finding that video now, because reasons.