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Pentagon Says Google’s Weaponized Drone Program is Exempt From Freedom of Information Act Disclosure

The Infinite Brief
According to a Pentagon memo signed last year all 5,000 pages of documents about Google’s military drone effort, known as Project Maven, are barred from public disclosure, because they constitute “critical infrastructure security information.”

According to the Defense Department, some of the pages included trade secrets, sensitive internal deliberations, and private personal information about some individuals.

Such information can be withheld under the act. But it said all of the material could be kept private under “Exemption 3” of the act, which allows the government to withhold records under a grab bag of other federal statutes.

Curated from The Intercept

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