freedom of information act

FOIA

Here Are Hundreds of Pages of Official Documents About Predictive Policing in America

Motherboard is publishing several hundred pages of documents we obtained from police departments by using Freedom of Information requests.
Caroline Haskins
2.26.19
FOIA

Why Seattle Accidentally Sent This Activist the First 256 Characters of 32 Million Internal Emails

How this self-described FOIA-nerd uses city data to make your life better.
Karl Bode
10.31.18
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

'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
SmartPhones

Hundreds of Customers Complained to the FCC That AT&T Switched Their Data Plans

Complaints obtained by Motherboard show customers quite upset with AT&T.
Adam Elder
1.5.17
uk

Don't Have Surveillance Gear? UK Cops Will Share

Documents obtained by Motherboard show the City of London Police shares its surveillance technology with a UK competition authority.
Joseph Cox
11.4.16
Hacking

What Really Happens When You FOIA UK Police

Ever wondered why every British police force seems to give you the same answers?
Joseph Cox
10.5.16
News

The FAA Revoked an Airplane Pilot’s License for Flying a Drone

Meet the only person who has ever had their pilot’s license taken away from them for flying a drone.
Jason Koebler
6.1.16
News

The FAA Has Never Fined Anyone for Flying a Drone Commercially

A list of the FAA’s enforcement actions show it’s concerned with unsafe flying, not with people flying drones for money.
Jason Koebler
6.1.16
News

The FAA Gave Us a List of Every Drone Pilot Who Has Ever Been Fined

The FAA fined the guy who crashed a drone at the White House, people who flew over sporting events, and two pilots who crashed their drones into the ocean in Puerto Rico.
Jason Koebler
6.1.16
nasa

NASA Nearly Crashed the Vomit Comet on a Reckless Trip to Greenland

Multiple crew members objected to unsafe and frivolous uses of NASA’s famous zero gravity plane, according to documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act.
Jason Koebler
4.4.16
machines

An Activist Wrote a Script to FOIA the Files of 7,000 Dead FBI Officials

Michael Best wants to build a 'Who's Who' in the FBI.
Joseph Cox
2.29.16
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