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Foia.fyi

Foia.fyi is an open-source tool by Politiwatch which allows for individuals to easily create FOIA requests to send to various government agencies such as the CIA, NSA, FBI, and IRS. Foia.fyi helps Americans bypass the "legalese" required to submit a FOIA request.

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Purpose

The purpose of Foia.fyi is to make it easier than ever for Americans to submit FOIA requests. We hope that by providing this service, we will promote government transparency through increased utilization of the Freedom of Information act.

Security

Due to the sensitive nature of much of the data entered on Foia.fyi, all processing is done client-side and no data is sent to the webserver. This prevents a potential attacker from intercepting sensitive communications, and does not require the user to trust Politiwatch (or any other deployer). We request that you only deploy Foia.fyi on an HTTPS connection.

Deployment

Foia.fyi is deployed at https://foia.fyi. We ask that you link to that site (or https://politiwatch.org) wherever you deploy our software, but this is merely a matter of courtesy, not legality.

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License

Licensed under the MIT license.

Copyright 2017 Politiwatch

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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