“Writers Under Surveillance”: MuckRock’s first book highlights the surveillance of America’s authors
We released the first in our MIT Press series, “Writers Under Surveillance,” two years ago today.
FOIA Roundup: Highlights from MuckRock’s week, federal FOIA lawsuits, a bad situation for Illinois children
In this week’s roundup, we highlight the latest from MuckRock, federal FOIA lawsuits, and the plight of Illinois’s child wards.
Requester’s Voice: Kris Newby, author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons
Science writer Kris Newby shares her personal journey that took her from the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard into the depths of the U.S. government’s Cold War biological weapons program.
In late August, we pushed out a major upgrade bringing MuckRock from Django 1.11 to Django 2.1 and from Python 2 to 3. While these updates didn’t offer much new functionality, they were important to help us continue keeping MuckRock secure and giving us an updated, modern platform to build on.
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