freedom of information act
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.
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.
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.
'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
The September Stories Issue
Here's What J. Edgar Hoover Called 'Fake News'
Government officials have long watched journalists who pissed them off.
Josh Duggar Sues Magazine That Exposed His Molestation Case
The disgraced "19 Kids and Counting" star says the investigation into his sexual misconduct violated his privacy and caused him emotional injury.
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE
She Was Known for Her Decades Long Protest, But FBI Files Tell Another Story
How grief and mental illness fueled a White House vigil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Really Happens When You FOIA UK Police
Ever wondered why every British police force seems to give you the same answers?