The NSA has a well-earned reputation for being one of the tougher agencies to get records out of, making those rare FOIA wins all the sweeter. In the case of Untangling the Web, the agency’s 2007 guide to internet research, the fact that the records in question just so happen to be absolutely insane are just icing on the cake - or as the guide would put it, “the nectar on the ambrosia.”
A King County, Washington court has granted Landis+Gyr’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order, forcing MuckRock to un-publish materials it received via a public records request filed by Phil Mocek. We disagree with the court’s decision and are confident that ultimately our right to publish lawfully obtained materials will be vindicated.
Hunting for Government's Oldest Computer
From the first mechanical counters to the first digital computers, the U.S. Census Bureau has lead the computer revolution since the 19th Century. Their decennial upgrade cycle means they’re operating on modern hardware, with their oldest active computer dating back to just 1999.
A multinational demands to know who reads MuckRock and is suing to stop us from posting records about them
A multinational owned by Toshiba is demanding MuckRock remove documents about them received under a public records act request, destroy any copies we have, and help identify MuckRock readers who saw them. We believe that these threats are a chilling attack on free speech.
The United States is a country that, one way or another, seems to be going to pot. Over half of states have already passed measures to legalize marijuana’s recreational or medicinal use; still more are considering them. All of which calls into question the seemingly self-contradictory federal policy of “cannabis eradication,” which the DEA spends millions on each year.
Over the last several years, nearly one in five wage theft complaints from Boston workers to the Attorney General’s Office involved restaurants, recently released documents indicate. The documents cover complaints made after 2012, when the US Department of Labor found that dozens of Boston-area restaurants owed their workers nearly $1.3 million, or roughly $2,600 to each worker.
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Over the past year, 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 ...
- 100% funded
- $4025.00 raised
- 97 backers
For almost every city around America, fines and fees are a useful law enforcement tool, offering a way to punish everyday infractions without the immediate threat of jail or a permanent mark on a criminal record. But what happens when governments stop thinking of fines as a deterrent, but as ...
- 22% funded
- $1130.00 raised
- 17 backers
From Abbie Hoffman to Malcolm X, Ol' Dirty Bastard to the Insane Clown Posse, FBI files read like a veritable Who's Who of the 20th Century. This project aims to sift through the hundreds of thousands of agency archival material we've managed to get released, so we can ...
- 45% funded
- $225.00 raised
- 5 backers
- 7 months remaining
Everybody's a critic. And now, thanks to the FCC's easy online complaint submission form, it's never been easier to direct those criticisms to the people that need to hear it most - the United States Federal government. This project aims to collect all the FCC complaints generated by ...
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Shawn Musgrave sent this request to the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America