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News Highlights - February 5, 2015

Torture and the CIA's Unaccountability Boards
US Government Warned on Withholding Detainee Abuse Photographs
Claims Against Saudis Cast New Light on Secret Pages of 9/11 Report
Editorial: End the Cameraphobia in the Supreme Court
The NSA's Director of Civil Liberties Renounces Secret Law
Senator Wyden Follows Up With Eric Holder on All of the Requests DOJ Has Totally Ignored

News Highlights - February 4, 2015

US Forces Declassify Data on Afghan Troops After Watchdog Dispute
Intelligence Agencies Tout Transparency
DOJ Probe into Alleged Senate and CIA Torture Report Crimes Shrouded in Secrecy
IGs Seek More Access to Agency Data
Public Participation Playbook Goes Live

News Highlights - February 3, 2015

Lawmakers Try Again on FOIA Reform
Obama Won't Disclose Spy Agency Budgets
Justice Kagan's 'Very conflicted' About Cameras in High Court
The CIA Explains What They Redacted from the Senate Torture Report--and Why
Obama to Make Modest Reforms to NSA

News Highlights - February 2, 2015

Transportation Secrecy Administration
Government Privacy Board Tells Obama: Shut Down NSA Mass Spying Now
US to Provide Privacy Group with Memo on Surveillance
Opinion: Transparency Goes on Holiday in Aghanistan
How Guantanamo Diary Escaped the Black Hole and Got Past the Censors (Mostly)

News Highlights - January 30, 2015

DOD Classifies Data on Afghanistan Oversight
Court Views State Secrets Too Narrowly, Gov't Says
Watchdog: White House Has Done Little on Surveillance Reform
Editorial: Candor, Not Secrecy, Needed on Afghanistan

News Highlights - January 29, 2015

The Lies Hidden Inside the Torture Report
ACLU Moves to Block Return of 'Torture Report' to Hill
US Suddenly Goes Quiet on Effort to Bolster Afghan Forces
Judiciary Committee Takes Aim at Secret Law During Attorney General Nominee Hearing
Fighting for Whistleblower Rights, OSC Gains a Higher Profile
Court Backs EPA, Greens in CAFO Privacy Lawsuit
The Lies Hidden Inside the Torture Report

News Highlights - January 27, 2015

Grassley to Ramp Up Oversight at Judiciary
Ex-CIA Officer Found Guilty in Leak Trial
Opinion: Torture if You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times
Nonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Management

News Highlights - January 26, 2015

Up Next at the 'Data Department'
Inspector General Rips TSA for Redactions in JFK Airport Audit
NIST Pledges Transparency in NSA Dealings Over Crypto Standards
NSA Reform Still Cyber Bill's Biggest Hurdle

News Highlights - January 23, 2015

Editorial: Eric Holder's Crackdown on Leaks Chills Free Speech
Can You Have a Transparent Spy Agency?
Justice Dept. Defends Torture Report Secrecy

News Highlights - January 22, 2015

High Court Bolsters Whistleblower Protection
GOP Senator Wants to Make Sure the Full CIA Torture Report Never Sees the Light of Day
Richard Burr Takes CIA Report Fight to Senate Referee
SHAFR Report Calls for Proactive Disclosures, Fixing FOIA Exemption B5, and More

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