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The journalist and the stolen CIA documents

The journalist and the stolen CIA documents

A series of declassified Central Intelligence Agency memos describe part of the Agency’s investigation into Jack Anderson (of whom the CIA was never a fan), and his sources and methods (which included unethical practices such as homophobic surveillance, blackmail and lying about his sources) - specifically his apparent use of hundreds of stolen Agency documents. The memos even call for a Congressional investigation into Anderson and whether or not he was part of “a deliberate disinformation campaign.”

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Records show D.C. Police used an LRAD sound cannon to "direct crowd flow" during the Women's March

Records show D.C. Police used an LRAD sound cannon to “direct crowd flow” during the Women’s March

Records released last week show D.C. Metropolitan Police Department employed a Long Range Acoustic Device during the Women’s March to “direct the crowd flow.” This is the latest evidence of an worrying trend in which police departments are increasingly using the incredibly powerful LRAD to deal with non-violent protests at the risk of causing permanent hearing loss.

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Join us in DC on November 1st for transparency tactics and FOIA Karaoke

Join us in DC on November 1st for transparency tactics and FOIA Karaoke

In the D.C. area and want to learn how to peek inside federal agencies using FOIA? Join us on November 1st for a unique look at the latest strategies and new advice for more targeted requests presented by MuckRock founder Michael Morisy, followed by a few rounds of “FOIA Karaoke.”

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Join SPJ-DC and MuckRock in the nation’s capital to learn new FOIA tactics

Join SPJ-DC and MuckRock in the nation’s capital to learn new FOIA tactics

In the D.C. area and want to learn how to peek inside federal agencies using FOIA? Join the Society of Professional Journalists D.C. chapter and MuckRock for a fun, informative talk by FOIA expert Michael Ravnitzky, followed by a few rounds of FOIA Karaoke.

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“The word was ‘dick.’” DC and Marvel FCC complaints

“The word was ‘dick.’” DC and Marvel FCC complaints

There are a lot of stupid FCC complaints, but some of the stupidest are complaints about superhero and comic book TV shows. Things like a citizens crime-stopper group taking on the Flash for calling somebody a dick are too far-fetched to appear in a show with an evil mind-controlling gorilla, but that didn’t stop an Orlando based group from trying to do just that.

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