'Stop This BLATANT CENSORSHIP': The Poor, Confused Souls Sending Their YouTube Complaints to the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees telecommunications like radio, TV, and the internet in the U.S., doesn’t regulate content on online platforms like YouTube. But that hasn’t stopped people from sending complaints about the video site to the federal agency—and they’re every bit as unhinged as…

FOIA Researchers Are Targeting a Shadowy FBI Program Called 'Gravestone'

If you’re the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), tasked with rapidly uncovering plots involving terrorism and cybercrime, you want access to as much intelligence as you can get your hands on. After all, your successes are rarely rewarded with a ticker-tape parade, but when you fail, well, there’s lots of…

If You're Going to Defraud the Defense Department Maybe Don't Write About It On LinkedIn

If you’re going to commit a crime, it’s probably best not to brag about it. And it’s especially dumb to brag about your crime on the internet. But that’s precisely what happened when a defense contractor bragged on LinkedIn about bilking the Department of Defense out of money, according to new documents obtained by…

9 Horror Stories From People Who Had Their Electronic Devices Searched at the Border

Traveling to the United States can be a huge hassle. Even if you’re an American citizen, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can pull you aside for extensive and invasive “secondary screening.” And by all accounts, this process has gotten worse since Donald Trump was elected. But it was horrible even before Trump…