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News Highlights - September 11, 2015

US spy chief's 'highly unusual' reported contact with military official raises concerns
Philly Journalist Dustin Slaughter Sues NSA, CIA Over Occupy Philly Surveillance
U.S. Blocks Release of New CIA Torture Details About Abu Zubaydah
Hillary Clinton Isn’t the First Government Official to Send Secret Messages
14 years after 9/11, secrecy shrouds many records

News Highlights - September 10, 2015

Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked
Director of national intelligence: Snowden forced “needed transparency”
Now We Know a Little Bit More About How the NSA Uses Software Vulnerabilities
Ex-Im Bank Improperly Deleted Public Records, Lawsuit Claims
A pair of court decisions bring good news for FOIA users

News Highlights - September 9, 2015

Kerry taps 'transparency' czar for State Dept.
Hillary Clinton "trying to be as transparent as I possibly can" about emails

News Highlights - September 8, 2015

Investigation clears Army of retaliating against Green Beret whistleblower, but scrutiny remains
Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Data Access
Secretary of state warns of ‘overclassification’: Secrecy stamp endemic in US government 

News Highlights - September 3, 2015

Video: Keith Alexander and Glenn Greenwald on Security, Privacy, and Edward Snowden
FOIA site MuckRock launches new efforts to let users track projects and contribute to reporting costs
Brian Pagliano, Former State Department Employee Who Helped Hillary Clinton Set Up Email Server, Takes The Fifth

News Highlights - September 2, 2015

Justice Department wants to consolidate Hillary Clinton email requests
States are Filling the Federal Drone Rules Void

News Highlights - September 1, 2015

State Department Releases 7,000 Pages of Hillary Clinton's Emails
OMB, Treasury Hammer Out Final DATA Act Standards
NARA re-evaluating deadline for agency email records management systems, official says
Government secrecy experts: Emails pose no criminal action for Hillary Clinton
Judge Tells IRS to Rethink Privacy Limits on Document Disclosure

News Highlights - August 31, 2015

Court overturns injunction against NSA bulk data collection program
Federal Judge Orders IRS to Disclose WH Requests for Taxpayer Info
Judge Orders CIA to Release Information about Killing of Pablo Escobar…11 Years after Initial Request

News Highlights - August 28, 2015

AP Sues Over Access to FBI Records Involving Fake News Story
Judge Denies Wall Street Journal Request for Records

News Highlights - August 27, 2015

OLC: President May Withhold WMD Info From Congress The US Is Allegedly Withholding Information about GMOs New OSHA Directive to Speed Up Resolution of Whistleblower Complaints Under OSH Act, Dodd-Frank, Other Laws Federal records managers should be more engaged in cybersecurity work, says NARA official

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