Memo shows the CIA was offered PROMIS software in 1981

Memo shows the CIA was offered PROMIS software in 1981

A recently unearthed Central Intelligence Agency memo highlights the difficulties with investigating the sprawling “Inslaw affair” and the case of the stolen PROMIS software, showing that the Agency was offered a copy of PROMIS as early as 1981.

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Requesters give thanks to FOIA officers who released the docs

Requesters give thanks to FOIA officers who released the docs

Over the years, FOIA officers and records custodians have helped MuckRock release over three million government documents. With 2018 coming to a close, we cannot forget about those who helped make government transparency a reality this year.

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MIT invests in AI’s future

MIT invests in AI’s future

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, supported by a multimillion dollar donation from a hedge fund CEO and a history of expertise in artificial intelligence, wants to become a world leader in examining AI’s impact and lead its integration in all aspects of professional and social life.

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New Massachusetts pot shop prompts officials to heighten security measures

New Massachusetts pot shop prompts officials to heighten security measures

Large crowds arrived at Salem’s Alternative Therapies Group last Saturday as it opened its doors to recreational marijuana sales. Increased security and police activity is expected in the area, yet crime incident reports obtained by MuckRock point to a history of minimal criminal activity around current medical marijuana dispensaries and future retailers.

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The FCC backs down, releases emails related to Ajit Pai's "Harlem Shake" video

The FCC backs down, releases emails related to Ajit Pai’s “Harlem Shake” video

Almost a year ago to the day, I filed a FOIA request with the Federal Communications Commission for emails related to the now-infamous Ajit Pai Harlem Shake video. Today, those records were finally released, revealing just how how far the agency would go to fight accountability over even the stupidest issue.

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