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.
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.
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.
Public Hospitals in NYC Have Destroyed Over 800 Rape Kits Since 2012
New York has no statute of limitations for reporting rape—but public hospitals are only required to keep rape kits for 30 days. Because of this loophole, advocates say, victims still have an unfairly small window for seeking justice.
Getting NASA to Comply With Simple FOIA Requests Is a Nightmare
NASA often refuses to complete Freedom of Information Act requests using the excuse that it is "unclear what specific NASA records you are requesting."
At Play in the Carceral State
Inside the Bureaucratic Nightmare That Is Reporting on Gitmo
How long wait times and lack of precedent impede efforts to study the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
Why The FBI Investigated ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Players in the 1990s
An FBI memo written during the Unabomber investigation describes roleplayers as 'armed and dangerous,' 'extremely intelligent individuals' and 'overweight and not neat in appearance.'
Tools of the Trade
How the Denver Police Crack and Search Cell Phones
New training documents show how the Colorado agency instructs officers to use Cellebrite devices to get into suspects' phones.
Billionaire Trump Funder Also Paid for Milo Yiannopoulos’ College Speaking Tour
University of Washington records confirm Yiannopoulos’ speaking fee as zero dollars, and entirely self-financed.
Police in Indianapolis Have Had Stingray Cell Site Simulators Since 2012
Previously unreported, the IMPD has had a StingRay since 2012, ascertained from their Non Disclosure Agreement with the FBI.
13 Million Pages of Declassified CIA Documents Were Just Posted Online
The CIA was losing money because a heroic citizen used the agency's ink and paper to print and scan them one by one.
Here's How Much a StingRay Cell Phone Surveillance Tool Costs
It's a rare look into the pricing and packaging of the cellphone surveillance tech.