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Web Users Unaware That They Access Government Data

Many Americans don't realize that the data that fuels online maps, information about flights, and even real estate prices is available online thanks to a 2008 government project, according to a new Pew study. "People may say 'it's great I can find out where the bus is,' but they may not put it together that the government was behind making the information available," John Horrigan, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, told USA Today.

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