FBI investigation into Is Anyone Up? shows legal limitations in revenge porn cases

FBI investigation into Is Anyone Up? shows legal limitations in revenge porn cases

The investigation and subsequent indictment of Is Anyone Up?’s Hunter Moore demonstrates the legislative shortcomings when it comes to revenge porn.

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Cooking with FOIA: The CIA's TOP SECRET anti-poop diet

Cooking with FOIA: The CIA’s TOP SECRET anti-poop diet

Practically synonymous with high-altitude espionage, the Lockheed U-2 spy plane played an almost legendary role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s activities during the Cold War. Notoriously difficult to pilot and physically demanding (flights of over ten hours at over 70,000 feet were not uncommon), and a formerly TOP SECRET manual uncovered in the Agency archives outlines a strict regimen to keep pilots fit and healthy. Unsurprisingly, the manual touches upon the necessity of maintaining a proper diet, but somewhat surprisingly, the purpose of this proper diet is focused on “obviating the need for frequent defecation.”

In other words, keeping pilots from soiling their flightsuit.

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Locking down the Legislature: These four states keep lawmakers' records secret

Locking down the Legislature: These four states keep lawmakers’ records secret

Legislative bodies in four states have made themselves exempt from public record laws. Despite their roles in literally enacting those laws, they are not held to the same standards of transparency as the rest of the governmental bodies in those states.

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Why haven’t a majority of Amazon HQ2 finalists released their proposals?

Why haven’t a majority of Amazon HQ2 finalists released their proposals?

With three months to go, 12 of 20 Amazon HQ2 finalist cities haven’t released their proposals, citing either a need to maintain privacy to keep a competitive advantage, or that outside, often non-public organizations were the actual entities handling the bid process.

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Newsrooms: Join us Tuesday to learn how to get 75% off a MuckRock Organization account

Newsrooms: Join us Tuesday to learn how to get 75% off a MuckRock Organization account

On October 16th, we’ll be co-hosting a webinar along with the The Lenfest Institute for Journalism to discuss the Community Listening & Engagement Fund and how newsrooms can apply to receive a subsidy of up to 75% for Organization accounts for MuckRock and DocumentCloud.

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  • The Private Prison Project

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    • 45% funded
    • $4505.00 raised
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    For-profit detention continues to reap the rewards of an incarceration system filled to the brim and facing an uncertain future. Our FOIA requests have released thousands of documents that show how for-profit prisons have leveraged the legal system to their advantage, letting companies pick-and-choose inmates to off-load costs, ignore complaints and concerns, and create dangerous conditions for prisoners and staff alike. This is all done while billions of taxpayer dollars are funneled into these private companies, which then pour millions into politicians' campaigns to keep their growth going. With your help, we can provide needed scrutiny of an industry few are even aware exists.

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  • Subjects Matter: FBI Files

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    • 43% funded
    • $2150.00 raised
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    This project aims to sift through the hundreds of thousands of pages of FBI archival material we've released, so we can better understand why the Bureau had an eye on these people - and through that, better understand who they're keeping tabs on today.

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  • Unearthing CREST: CIA's Declassified Archives

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    After our three-year lawsuit led to the public release of 13 million pages of declassified CIA records, we've begun a daily-deep dive into the depths of the Agency's seven-decade history.

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  • FOIA 101: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Transparency Master

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    Whether it's your first request or your first request *today,* it never hurts to go over the basics. MuckRock's compiled a lot of FOIA advice over the years, and with this project, it's all in one place.

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