The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover
A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter
Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents
Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
SpaceX Planned Humanity’s Future on Mars at a Meeting You Weren't Invited to
Space belongs to all of us and it’s imperative that SpaceX is transparent about its Mars exploration plans.
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.
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.
Is It 'Essential' for the Government to Tweet During a Shutdown?
Some agencies have logged off during the government shutdown and some have not. Why?
Big Pharma Policies on Sharing Research Are Super Shady
A new review published in the British Medical Journal found policies were really varied.
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Scientists Are Debating Whether Animals Have a Right to Privacy
A growing number of scientists are deliberately concealing tracking data to protect their location.
Facebook’s Internal Moderator Policies Should Have Been Published Years Ago
It's taken a leak to the press to understand what Facebook really wants.
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Trump Is Keeping His White House Visitor Log Under Wraps
Members of the public won't be able to request to see who stopped by the White House for at least five years after Trump leaves office.
Ag Gag and then some
Arkansas Bill Would Let Businesses Sue Whistleblowers
The state's Senate is considering the bill and is expected to vote on it this week.