FOIA

transparency
transparency

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor
8.13.18
gold
gold

The US Has 4.6 Million Foreign Gold Coins Stashed in a Vault in New York

The coins were supposed to be melted into gold bars, but were instead preserved in a vault.
Michael Gaynor
7.16.18
Trump's EPA
Trump's EPA

Scott Pruitt Has Until July 11 to Explain His Climate Skepticism, Judge Rules

After Pruitt ignored an FOIA request for studies supporting his view that humans are not the primary contributor to climate change, environmental advocates turned to the courts.
Becky Ferreira
6.6.18
Mum's The Word
Mum's The Word

The NSA Just Released 136 Historical Propaganda Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NSA was very worried about employees spilling secrets. Here’s some of the best internal propaganda posters that taught them to keep their mouths shut.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
Gaming
Gaming

I’m Suing Oakland Police for Records About the Hacker Game 'Watch Dogs 2'

I know Marcus and DedSec would hack the servers. Me? I filed a FOIA lawsuit.
Dave Maass
6.1.18
FOIA
FOIA

The FCC Wants $200 to Release Emails About Ajit Pai's Giant Reese's Mug

This is just the latest example of the agency stonewalling FOIA requests on seemingly inconsequential topics.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.24.18
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