Shawn is Projects Editor at the public records intelligence site MuckRock.com (@MuckRock)
Articles by Shawn Musgrave
White House requires status report on drones and civil liberties within six months.
Six months ago, the FBI refused to release its plans to tackle privacy risks posed by drone surveillance. Now the agency claims it can’t track them down at all.
The Air Force "performed no analyses to justify the specified number of necessary training aircraft."
Customs and Border Protection's inspector general is now questioning the bureau's decade-long drone program.
The NYPD's transparency office has determined, in response to three separate MuckRock requests, that any documentation regarding the NYPD's drone research does not exist or is otherwise beyond reach.
After months of delays, the FAA has finally released the list of which public agencies are flying drones in America—and which are aiming to.
The Bureau nearly cut its drone program, if not for one officials' push to cement their place in the FBI's spy kit.
Hours later, the department released additional documents showing the department considered itself immune from FAA regulation.
The San Jose Police Department has confirmed that it does indeed have a drone—it just hasn't flown yet.
Despite a mandatory process designed to mitigate privacy concerns, the question of how FBI drones may be impacting Americans' privacy rights remains unanswered.