Kickstarter Project Launched For ‘Freedom Of Information Act Machine’

Kickstarter Project Launched For ‘Freedom Of Information Act Machine’

Though the name of the Freedom Of Information Act might make it sound like one can just submit a request for government records and they will be released without hassle, in reality it’s a much more complicated process that can cost a lot of money and make even hardened investigators feel like giving up. That’s why the Center for Investigative Reporting has created the FOIA Machine. [More]

TSA Officer Pretended To Find Cocaine In Flyers' Bags

TSA Officer Pretended To Find Cocaine In Flyers' Bags

The Smoking Gun has procured internal TSA memos about the security officer who was fired after pulling jokes on travelers by pretending to find cocaine in their luggage. [More]

How Safe Is Your Facebook Info From The Feds?

How Safe Is Your Facebook Info From The Feds?

Newly released documents under the Freedom of Information Act reveal not just the Justice Department’s guidelines for how to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter for investigative purposes, but which ones are the most friendly to their requests for access to user info. [More]

What Your Homeland Security Travel File Looks Like

What Your Homeland Security Travel File Looks Like

Homeland Security’s dossier on all your the travel you’ve ever taken looks something like this.