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Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

This Continually Updated Map Shows Which Cops Have iPhone Cracking Tech GrayKey

Using documents, online records, and other media reports, Motherboard will keep this map up-to-date to show how GrayKey is spreading across the country.
Joseph Cox
5.15.18
Google
Google

Gmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government Records

Activists have asked Google to disable the feature on government accounts.
Mack DeGeurin
5.4.18
Board Games
Board Games

These People Are Selling the CIA's Internal Board Game to the Public

The plans for an internal CIA training game were released to the public last month—now it's becoming real and getting Kickstarted.
Michael Gaynor
4.24.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

FBI Refuses to Say Whether It Bought iPhone Unlocking Tech 'GrayKey'

Motherboard found that federal and more local law enforcement agencies have bought tech to unlock up to date iPhones. But the FBI, which is pushing for backdoors, refuses to say whether it has also purchased the equipment.
Joseph Cox
4.12.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

The FCC Is Refusing to Release Emails About Ajit Pai's 'Harlem Shake' Video

Citing the infamous b5 exemption, the Federal Communications Commission refused to release emails related to the planning of the net neutrality video.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

License Plate Surveillance Company Attacks Nonprofits For Filing FOIA Requests

Vigilant Solutions said law enforcement is facing an "onslaught" of transparency requests from people who ... want government to be accountable to taxpayers.
Camille Fassett
4.4.18
FCC
FCC

This Is Ajit Pai's Official Calendar for the Months Leading Up to the Net Neutrality Repeal

Motherboard obtained the FCC chair's official calendar through a Freedom of Information request.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.25.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False

The story of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet was refuted by an Inspector General investigation whose findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.
Jason Koebler
12.18.17
FOIA
FOIA

Public Lands Agency Ordered Staff to Promote Oil and Gas on Social Media

Staff at the Bureau of Land Management were instructed to share photos of fossil fuel development on the agency’s Flickr page, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson
12.11.17
FOIA
FOIA

'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking

One of science's most important publications assumes science journalists don't know how to do their jobs.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Emerson
12.8.17
Tonto, Hello
Tonto, Hello

The Interior Secretary’s Favorite Horse, ‘Tonto,’ Has Been Very Busy

Want to meet the US Park Police horse? Get in line.
Sarah Emerson
9.22.17
Government Misinformation
Government Misinformation

'Yikes, This Is Bad Press': Internal Emails Show Federal Employees Asking Why a Climate Scientist's Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

New unpublished documents from the US Geological Survey reveal the agency had no role in squashed meeting between its climate scientist at the Facebook CEO.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.17