Help EFF pore over documents regarding possible FBI abuses
July 11th, 2007

(Via boingboing)

Help EFF comb through more than 1000 pages of documents, released under a Freedom of Information Act Request, that relate to potential abuses of power by the FBI:

We’ve already started scouring newly-released documents relating to the misuse of National Security Letters to collect Americans’ private information. But don’t let us have all fun — you, too, can dive into the docs and help uncover the truth about the FBI’s abuse of power. All 1138 pages are freely downloadable (with searchable text) from EFF’s website, and we’ll be posting a new batch every month.

We’ve had over 8000 downloads so far, and the blogosphere is starting to light up with feedback and analysis of the documents, which were disclosed after EFF sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) earlier this year. Over at Wired, Threat Level reports that much of the mischief at the FBI seems to be emanating from a mysterious ‘Room 4944’, and this anonymous blogger is asking questions about who knew what when.


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