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View Resource Feds Look to Expand Electronic Surveillance

An article by Kyle Stock from PC World reports that the U.S. Government is seeking to increase its surveillance of email and Web usage. The proposal is opposed by consumer rights and privacy advocates. The article includes a link to the 120-page draft of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003, authored by the then Attorney General John Ashcroft.

View Resource Statistics: Cast Your Vote!

Before entering the main portion of this interactive introduction to statistics, visitors will have to answer a few quick questions on polls. It's actually a bit fun, and it serves as a nice introduction to the site. Once visitors are in the main site, they will get the opportunity to learn about statistics through the lens of a mock election. The site contains areas such as "How Random is...

View Resource How Random is Random?

Created by Annenberg Media, this site is a tutorial that takes students through a mayoral election process while discussing the concept of randomness. Topics include margin of error and confidence levels. This is a fairly basic lesson, but it does provide a good example of applied statistical theory. Aside from simply addressing the statistics behind the process, the resource also discusses the...

View Resource Vox

Online portals that take on policy issues in different parts of the world are increasing in popularity and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) recently created just such a portal. Working in tandem with a number of existing sites, the Vox site is designed to feature "research-based policy analysis and commentary from Europe's leading economists." As such, the site consists of original...

View Resource The CIA's Family Jewels

The National Security Archive at George Washington University has been bringing important documents to the general public's attention for years, and they recently finally received a copy of the CIA's "family jewels" report from the 1970s. They had originally filed a request for the document in 1992, and on June 26th, 2007 CIA officers finally brought the document to their headquarters. James...

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