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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FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
03 May 2017

The FBI Director’s Unsettling Argument For Why WikiLeaks Doesn’t Deserve First Amendment Protection

FBI director James Comey indicated WikiLeaks remains focus for intelligence agencies and prosecuting Julian Assange for his work as a publisher remains possible.

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FBI Director James Comey. Photo by FBI.
20 Apr 2017

FBI Tightens Restrictions On Personnel Communications With Media To Clampdown On Leaks

The FBI’s effort to crackdown on leaks fits a larger trend in national security agencies, since WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden

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FBI Director James Comey testifies at the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Photo: CSPAN.
20 Mar 2017

Russia Conspiracy Mongering Hits Wall At Congressional Hearing

A House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election ended with no substantial revelations.

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