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Hedy Lamarr’s FBI files make no mention of her "Secret Communication System"

Hedy Lamarr’s FBI files make no mention of her “Secret Communication System”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s only remaining files on Hedy Lamarr, the famous actress and scientific inventor, contain no mention of her World War II frequency jamming technology, and instead focus on Lamarr’s attendance at suspicious parties.

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Officials’ Facebook posts remain a public records grey area

Officials’ Facebook posts remain a public records grey area

With the option to air grievances and conduct discussions via direct messages and private posts, some cities are able to sidestep public records laws. Is yours among them?

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2013 FBI flood damage assessment shows shocking scope of records loss

2013 FBI flood damage assessment shows shocking scope of records loss

Following up on reports that FBI files had been damaged in last year’s flooding, MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy requested an inventory of what had been lost. Last week, the FBI got back with their initial response, and it’s disturbing, to say the least.

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Want records out of the NSA? You'd better act fast

Want records out of the NSA? You’d better act fast

Last month the NSA released documents regarding their records management practices. While these documents reveal a wealth of information for persons who submit FOIA requests, they also call into question our ability to effectively oversee the NSA’s activities when their records keeping cycles are, in many circumstances, notably short.

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