FBI Headquarters. Photo via FBI.gov.
10 Oct 2017

More Details On How Far FBI Will Go To Control Its Image In Cinema

Documents show the FBI expects filmmakers or television producers to cooperate with their requests for script changes or else they will deny support.

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Barrett Brown
04 Oct 2017

Donors To Barrett Brown’s Legal Defense Plausibly Allege FBI Violated First Amendment Rights, Judge Rules

Judge determined donors to Brown’s legal defense plausibly alleged a government surveillance scheme had the “intended effect to chill First Amendment activity.”

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Reality Winner. Photo via Lincoln County Jail.
28 Sep 2017

FBI Agents Didn’t Think Reality Winner Was Spy—Yet Government Is Prosecuting Her Like One

FBI agents did not think Reality Winner was a “big bad mastermind prolific spy,” yet the government is prosecuting her under the Espionage Act.

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Trump Tower. Photo by brad_t on Flickr.
18 Sep 2017

FBI Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny Trump Tower Wiretap

In response to a records request, the FBI said it “can neither confirm nor deny the existence of records” regarding a wiretap of Trump Tower.

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Gil Scott-Heron. Photo by Martti Tulenheimo (tulenheimo) on Flickr.
30 Aug 2017

Read The FBI File For Renowned Black Musician And Poet Gil Scott-Heron

Shadowproof obtained 28 pages of FBI records regarding Black musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Dana (left) and Marty (right) Gottesfeld. Photo from Free Marty G: http://freemartyg.com/
07 Aug 2017

Prosecutor Demanded Takedown After Wife Of Incarcerated Activist Published Legally Obtained Court Recording

The wife of an activist, jailed for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, says she was threatened for posting sworn testimony on YouTube.

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Opening session at the 2017 Stockholm Forum . Photo from SIPRI.org.
26 Jul 2017

FBI Targeted Renowned Arms Monitoring Group With Espionage Investigation

The FBI conducted an espionage investigation into arms monitoring group, SIPRI, after they asked a weapons manufacturer about a missile in development.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo by Karol Franks on Flickr.
17 Jul 2017

Appeals Court Rules Against CREDO And CloudFlare’s Challenge To FBI’s National Security Letters

Federal appeals court argued the USA FREEDOM Act reformed national security letter law enough to make FBI’s gag provisions constitutional.

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Image from the FBI recruiting site FBIJOBS
23 Jun 2017

Help Us Expose The FBI’s Dirty Files

Shadowproof is teaming up with journalist and FOIA pro Ken Klippenstein to publish an important series on the FBI’s dirty files.

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08 Jun 2017

Stories You May Have Missed As Comey Hearing Dominated US News

A much-anticipated Senate intelligence committee hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey dominated United States media over the past day and a half. Not only did every other media outlet publish coverage of the hearing, but several even covered how the media covered the Comey hearing. For example, the Washington

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