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Jennifer 8. Lee joins MuckRock Foundation board

Jennifer 8. Lee joins MuckRock Foundation board

Jennifer 8. Lee has been an informal advisor to MuckRock since the very beginning, so last week we made things official and welcomed the entrepreneur, publisher, producer, journalist, and emoji activist to the MuckRock Foundation board of directors.

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Release Notes: Come say hi at RightsCon and IRE

Release Notes: Come say hi at RightsCon and IRE

If you’re in Tunis or Houston, come say hi and see what’s in store as we continue integrating MuckRock and DocumentCloud. On the development front, only minor updates this week, including a tweak to stop our site statistics from breaking and more robust username handling.

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Recently declassified records outline the psychological warfare aspect of D-Day

Recently declassified records outline the psychological warfare aspect of D-Day

Formerly TOP SECRET records in Central Intelligence Agency’s archives, only declassified in 2013, outline the Office of Strategic Services plan to wage psychological warfare against Nazi Germany ahead of the D-Day invasion.

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FBI’s High Visibility Memoranda document FOIA’s greatest hits

FBI’s High Visibility Memoranda document FOIA’s greatest hits

When the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s FOIA office in the Records Management Division prepares to release a file that it deems significant, newsworthy or controversial, it issues what’s known as a High Visibility Memoranda. These memos, circulated to different parts of the Bureau and often to the Director’s Office as well as outside agencies, outline the proposed releases and their possible fallout. A recent release of over 500 pages of these memos serves as a list of files for FOIA requesters to file new requests for so the files can be published online, as well as showing government reactions to the requests themselves.

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Requester’s Voice: JPat Brown

Requester’s Voice: JPat Brown

JPat Brown is MuckRock’s Executive Editor, and he’s been putting off this self-interview for a couple months now. Also, he’s lost weight since that picture was taken.

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Can I make Kansas Open Records Act requests through MuckRock or do I need to do them myself? (I am a Kansas resident.)