Researchers Are Liberating Thousands of Pages of Forgotten Hacking History From the US Government
Using FOIA, they’ve already published NASA’s official report about the infamous WANK worm.
The Restless Youth Issue
FOIA Docs Reveal an FBI Investigation into an Animal Rights Organization It Considers a Terrorist Group
The FBI has been keeping an eye on the Animal Liberation Front for decades.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
New Details on the Infamous DC Madam Scandal Emerge
Revisiting one of the biggest scandals to rock Washington, DC.
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE
If Your Bitcoins Are Stolen in a Major Hack, Will the FBI Help?
Did the FBI overlook a Bitcoin hack for lack of understanding, or because it views users as criminals?
An Exclusive Look at FBI Communication About the Accidental Drone Strike Killing of an American
We filed a FOIA request for all records the FBI had on Warren Weinstein, a US aid worker killed in a top-secret CIA drone strike in Pakistan. Our request was initially denied; we appealed. Here's what we found.
The Music Issue
A Close Look at the FBI's File on Wu-Tang Clan
The FBI has always had a hard-on for gangsta rap music, specifically the creative forces behind the genre's most iconic and provocative hits. We used the Freedom of Information Act to find out more about the bureau's file on the Wu-Tang Clan.
Exclusive: Government Money to Tackle Rogue Landlords Is Being Used to Arrest Tenants
In trying to clamp down on "beds in sheds", the government just made things harder for the people living in them.
The Borders Issue
Homegrown Hate: An FBI File Hones in on Domestic Terrorism
In November 2014, Larry Steven McQuilliams, who identified himself as a high priest of the Phineas Priesthood, went on a shooting spree in Austin. We filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI for everything the bureau had on the Phineas...
The Up Close and Personal Issue
How the Government Monitored Twitter During Baltimore's Freddie Gray Protests
This month's FOIA should serve as a cautionary note to activists using Twitter and other social media to promote their causes.
The Police Have Used Tasers on Children Hundreds of Times
Bad news if you think electrocuting kids is not cool.
Orlando City SC's Not So Magical Kingdom
Orlando City's new soccer stadium deal looks too good to be true. That's because it is.
Revealed: More than One in Ten Local Councils Are Moving to Criminalise Homelessness
Powers to tackle anti-social behaviour are being used to turn everything from rough sleeping to swearing into criminal behaviour.