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FBI completely redacts James Comey’s talking points on challenge of balancing privacy and security

In October of 2014, then-FBI Director James Comey gave a speech at the Brookings Institute about the “Going Dark” problem, and the challenge of balancing privacy and security in the digital age. In response, MuckRock user Joseph Uchill requested records about how the Bureau specifically planned to address this issue, any potential consequences that might result. Two years later, he got his response: hundreds of pages of talking points, withheld in their entirety.

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Benghazi, the astral plane, and testing 123: feedback from “The FBI Experience”

For the last three years, the FBI has been in the midst of a “partner-public pilot program that opens the FBI Education Center to the public to tell our story through an historical perspective, and outline our many capabilities and future direction.” Part of this program involved a public feedback form, which was easy to request through FOIA, and whose results were scarce, but fascinating.

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