In February of 2010, when we first registered the MuckRock domain, we had no idea what we were in for. More important than any one request or news story we have helped with is the amazing community of those willing to fight for a more open, more accountable, and more responsive government for everyone. Thank you.
Released in 1985, XOR Software’s “NFL Challenge” was one of the first commercially-available sports simulators for the PC, and is still considered among the best. However, memos uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency’s archives show that XOR had their sights on a loftier endorsement than the National Football League - CIA counterintelligence.
How FOIA lets personalities shine, Fast and Furious the #opendata way, and a creative new “exemption” in Washington
FOIA doesn’t have to be dry, particularly if you get creative with your requests and how you put the data to work. This week, some great examples of using government data from the New York Times and CityLab, plus a report on a questionable new way to skirt the law via the Tri-City Herald.
The MuckRock Winter Swag Sale: FOIA Valentines, new stickers, and our first book, co-authored with the FBI
Looking for a Valentine’s surprise for the ████████ of your eye? Or something to spice up your laptop or smartphone’s look? The MuckRock Winter Swag Sale is back and bigger than ever, with new items and a limited-run of some favorite goodies from the past.