Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement investigates PTC cellphones for missing public records

Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents have taken possession of seven Public Transportation Commission cellphones as it steps up an investigation into whether public records were deliberately deleted from the devices.

The phones were used by PTC staffers, including former executive director Kyle Cockream.

Billing records show Cockream sent text messages to the owner of a local taxicab firm and PTC board members before Sept. 2.


Hundreds of pages of NSA spying documents to be released

From Electronic Frontier Foundation: In a major victory in one of EFF's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, the Justice Department conceded yesterday that it will release hundreds of documents, including FISA court opinions, related to the government’s secret interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the law the NSA has relied upon for years to mass collect the phone records of millions of innocent Americans.