BlueLeaks Bulletins (Dallas Fusion Center)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Dallas Fusion Center of Dallas, TX .
Tracking #

C005702-081220

Multi Request BlueLeaks Bulletins
Due Sept. 14, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of (U//FOUO) IIB - Criminal Hackers Target US Law Enforcement Data, created on or about June 26, 2020, as well as bulletins and alerts generated, sent or received mentioning or describing "BlueLeaks" (sometimes spelled "Blue Leaks"), "Distributed Denial of Secrets" or "DDoSecrets". You may limit this request to records created between June 18, 2020 and the date of the processing of this request.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Dallas Fusion Center

RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 8/12/2020, Reference #C005702-081220 COVID-19 NOTICE: As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s recent disaster declaration, most of the administrative departments of the City of Dallas now are either closed or are staffed by only a skeleton crew, while remaining staff is working remotely or is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. Additionally, the City is unable to access its records to respond to public information requests at this time.  This notice has been posted on the City’s website. D uring the period this notice is posted, the City of Dallas is not considered to be open for business for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act. If a new request: Your request will be received on the City’s next open business day. Existing requests: Your request is paused and will be set back to processing on the City’s next open business day. Respectfully, Open Records Staff City Secretary's Office “Our Product is Service” Empathy | Ethics | Excellence | Equity

From: Dallas Fusion Center

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Your request has been forwarded to the Dallas Police Department Open Record Unit. For a status inquiry about your open record request, please contact them: In Person - 1400 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX, 75215 By Phone - 214-671-3148 By Email - openrecords@dallascityhall.com (mailto:openrecords@dallascityhall.com) Please log in to the Records Center to check the status of your open record request. “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity

From: Dallas Fusion Center

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 12, 2020, PIR Reference # C005721-081220.

Dear Emma Best,

We received a request for Public Records and have forwarded your request to the appropriate team. Your new reference number is: C005721-081220.

You requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of (U//FOUO) IIB - Criminal Hackers Target US Law Enforcement Data, created on or about June 26, 2020, as well as bulletins and alerts generated, sent or received mentioning or describing "BlueLeaks" (sometimes spelled "Blue Leaks"), "Distributed Denial of Secrets" or "DDoSecrets". You may limit this request to records created between June 18, 2020 and the date of the processing of this request.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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The information you requested will require additional time to retrieve depending upon the information you are requesting and the divisions, sections or units responsible for retrieving the responsive documents. Other factors affecting the processing of your request may include research, processing, redactions and copying. In compliance with the Government Code 552.221(d), the Open Records Unit anticipates the information may be provided from the date of this letter, by 10:00 am. within 20 business days

Respectfully,

Open Records Staff
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From: Dallas Fusion Center

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From: Dallas Fusion Center

Dear Emma ,

The Dallas Police Department received a public information request from you on 8/20/2020. Your request mentioned:
“To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of (U//FOUO) IIB - Criminal Hackers Target US Law Enforcement Data, created on or about June 26, 2020, as well as bulletins and alerts generated, sent or received mentioning or describing "BlueLeaks" (sometimes spelled "Blue Leaks"), "Distributed Denial of Secrets" or "DDoSecrets". You may limit this request to records created between June 18, 2020 and the date of the processing of this request.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

The information you requested may require additional time to retrieve. The time length will depend on the information you are requesting along with the divisions or units responsible for retrieving the responsive documents. Other factors affecting the processing of your request may include research, processing, redactions and copying. In compliance with the Government Code 552.221(d), the Open Records Unit the information may be provided within 20 business days from the date of this letter, by 10:00 am. anticipates
The Open Records Unit apologizes for this delay in fulfilling your request. If you need any information, please feel free to check the status of your request by selecting " View My Request" or you may contact the Open Records Unit by calling 214-671-3148.

Police Records Request - D018679-082020



Sincerely,

Chris Watson
DPD - ORURR



Effective September 1, 2019, the process for requesting public records from the City of Dallas will change in response to the state’s adoption of Senate Bill 944. The Texas Legislature amended the Public Information Act to specify exactly how members of the public may submit a public information request to a governmental agency. To comply with the law, all emailed public information requests, including requests for the Dallas Police Department, must be sent to openrecords@dallascityhall.com Any requests emailed to the address associated with police records requests will be deemed not received. openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us (mailto:openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us)
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From: Dallas Fusion Center

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Your request has been forwarded to the Dallas Police Department Open Record Unit. For a status inquiry about your open record request, please contact them: Please refer to (D018679-082020) In Person - 1400 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX, 75215 By Phone - 214-671-3148 By Email - openrecords@dallascityhall.com (mailto:openrecords@dallascityhall.com) Please log in to the Records Center to check the status of your open record request. “OurProduct is Service” Empathy| Ethics | Excellence | Equity

From: Dallas Fusion Center

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RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 8/20/2020, Reference #D018679-082020
Dear Emma ,
The Dallas Police Department received a public information request from you on 8/20/2020. Your request mentioned:
“To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of (U//FOUO) IIB - Criminal Hackers Target US Law Enforcement Data, created on or about June 26, 2020, as well as bulletins and alerts generated, sent or received mentioning or describing "BlueLeaks" (sometimes spelled "Blue Leaks"), "Distributed Denial of Secrets" or "DDoSecrets". You may limit this request to records created between June 18, 2020 and the date of the processing of this request.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/
This letter is to clarify what information that you are seeking from the Dallas Police Department.
CLARIFICATIONS
This letter requesting clarification is being made pursuant to Texas Government Code § 552.222.  Please be advised that if the Dallas Police Department does not receive a written response within sixty-one (61) days from the date of this letter, the underlying request for public information will be considered to have been withdrawn in accordance with § 552.222. Please respond in writing the following information: Please provide custodians for this request.
You may provide a response by any of the following methods:
1. by replying to this electronic mail
2. by replying via the Public Information Request System
Upon receipt of your clarification, the Dallas Police Department will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs associated with producing the requested records.
Sincerely,
Dallas Police Department Open Records Unit
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From: Emma North-Best

Your employees are the custodians. Surely you know who your employees and coworkers are.

From: Dallas Fusion Center

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RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 8/20/2020, Reference #D018679-082020
Dear Emma ,
The Dallas Police Department received a public information request from you on 8/20/2020. Your request mentioned:
“To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of (U//FOUO) IIB - Criminal Hackers Target US Law Enforcement Data, created on or about June 26, 2020, as well as bulletins and alerts generated, sent or received mentioning or describing "BlueLeaks" (sometimes spelled "Blue Leaks"), "Distributed Denial of Secrets" or "DDoSecrets". You may limit this request to records created between June 18, 2020 and the date of the processing of this request.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/
This letter is to clarify what information that you are seeking from the Dallas Police Department.
CLARIFICATIONS
This letter requesting clarification is being made pursuant to Texas Government Code § 552.222.  Please be advised that if the Dallas Police Department does not receive a written response within sixty-one (61) days from the date of this letter, the underlying request for public information will be considered to have been withdrawn in accordance with § 552.222. Please respond in writing the following information: Please provide custodian for this request. CIS is unable to proceed without this information.
You may provide a response by any of the following methods:
1. by replying to this electronic mail
2. by replying via the Public Information Request System
Upon receipt of your clarification, the Dallas Police Department will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs associated with producing the requested records.
Sincerely,
Dallas Police Department Open Records Unit
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From: Emma North-Best

The Dallas Fusion Center is the custodian. Please clarify what other clarification you need.

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