EPIC FOIA: EPIC Obtains Emails About White House AI Committee

Through a Freedom of Information Act request to the National Science Foundation, EPIC has obtained communications between the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the NSF about the White House’s Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The Committee was announced earlier this year at the…

EPIC FOIA: EPIC Obtains DOD Inspector General Audits of Hotline Allegations

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC has obtained the Department of Defense’s Inspector General report on audit of hotline allegations involving improper use of agency funds for foreign counterintelligence billets. The report found that the Defense Intelligence Agency followed proper appropriation authorities but…

EPIC to Request Kavanaugh White House Records on Warrantless Wiretapping, Mass Surveillance Programs

EPIC is planning to submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the Bush Library and the National Archives and Records Administration for records concerning programs of mass surveillance and Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh served as Assistant to the President and Staff…

EPIC Urges FAA to Make Drone Committee Meetings Accessible to the Public

EPIC wrote to FAA Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell today to request that the agency livestream the FAA Drone Advisory Committee meeting that takes place tomorrow in Santa Clara. Earlier this year, EPIC filed suit against the Drone Committee, alleging that it had conducted much…

Darknet Vendor and Three Customers Busted in Mannheim

At the request of the public prosecutor in Mannheim, officials at the Mannheim District Court signed a provisional arrest warrant for four suspected darknet drug dealers and drug buyers, a joint announcement from the Mannheim public prosecutor and the Mannheim Police Headquarters read. The suspects…

EPIC Obtains Comey’s Memos Detailing Conversations with Trump

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC obtained declassified memorandums from former FBI Director James Comey detailing his conversations with President Trump from January to April 2017. The conversations include President Trump asking about the possibility of imprisoning journalists, dropping the investigation of former…