Sunday, February 2, 2014
WHAT IS HOMELAND SECURITY HIDING?
Homeland Security Redacts Drone Info It Already Released Publicly in Report to Congress <http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140130/15574726054/homeland-security-thinks-information-it-already-released-publicly-about-drones-must-be-redacted-congress.shtml> 31 Jan 2014 Last summer, Homeland Security's Customs and Border Patrol sent <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/07/customs-border-protection-significantly-increases-drone-surveillance-other> EFF a bunch of records in response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit concerning CBP's use of drones. (CBP later "found <http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140115/09150425884/cbp-discovers-additional-200-drone-flights-it-didnt-originally-include-its-foia-response.shtml> " additional records it had neglected to pass along.) Perhaps more interesting (and troubling) is that last fall, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) in Congress had asked DHS for similar information, including "all mission logs related to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's (CBP) drone program from 2010 to 2013." DHS eventually handed over that information, including many of the same documents it released to the EFF, which were shared publicly. Except...the documents it gave to Congress had many more redactions <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/drones-customs-and-border-protection_n_4696271.html> than the ones they released to EFF.