Monday

Internet fuels hunger for information

Clippet:
WASHINGTON -- At a time when critics accuse the federal government of excessive secrecy, the public's appetite for information is growing by leaps and bounds.

Hits on government Web sites are soaring. Document requests under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, have hit all-time highs. And online archives collecting everything from court decisions to spies' names are seeing vast growth in numbers of visitors.
l