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Manafort's Daughter's Lawyers Pressured Twitter to Delete Links to Hacked Text Messages
In July, a freedom of information activist dumped an unredacted cache of text messages allegedly hacked from Manafort's daughter's phone.
DHS Did Not Investigate Hundreds of Civil Rights Abuse Complaints, Documents Reveal
DHS’s Office of the Inspector General says it has 'limited resources' to investigate hundreds of civil liberties and detainee abuse complaints, but one expert said the figures “demand a closer look.”
How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly
Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The NYPD Sent Video Teams to Hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Protests
It's not clear if the surveillance went through any kind of legal process.
To Surveil and Protect
Documents Reveal Oakland Police Are Borrowing a Powerful New Cell Site Simulator
Documents reveal the agency can use the device at no-cost from a local District Attorney's office, and may access cell data from 'single individual' suspects and 'mass casualty events', though not for 'crowd management.'
City of Seattle Releases Documents, Then Court Orders Them Wiped from the Web
It looks like the city made a mistake, yet private citizens are getting sued.
The FBI Says a Piece of Code Broke Its FOIA System
The episode shows that we are in need of a truly 21st century solution to freedom of information requests.
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.
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election
What Hillary Clinton's Emails Tell Us About How She'd Deal With Terrorism
Reading them is the only way to know.
Exclusive: VICE Data Shows Virtually No London Cops Get Fired for Complaints of Assault
Our FOI request shows that the chances of getting a London police officer sacked for an alleged assault are more or less zero.
Joe Sandler Clarke
What We Can Learn About Prince Charles from His Letters to Politicians
There's a lot more to the Prince of Wales than a love of old buildings and Patagonian fish.
The $1.4 Million FOIA Request
Files on El Chapo ain't cheap-o.