Privacy By Design For Everyone

The Calyx Institute is Proud to Sponsor Muckrock Foundation's Hacking History Project

The Calyx Institute is pleased to announce that we have awarded a grant to MuckRock Foundation. This grant will support the Hacking History project, run by journalist Emma Best.

The Hacking History project aims to educate the public on the cyber domain, government investigations, and hacktivism by identifying and filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the hundreds of thousands of pages of documents on hackers, hacking groups, and high profile hacks. With over 500 FOIA requests filed, this project will inform the public's understanding of the political and legal dimensions of online privacy, digital speech and political organizing, and criminal law relating to cybersecurity through the release and analysis of primary source documents.

MuckRock Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, helps file, track, and publish public records and Freedom of Information requests at all levels of government, leading to the release of millions of pages of previously secret documents.

Emma Best is well known for their FOIA work and co-founding the transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets. Filing over 1,000 FOIA requests a year, they consistently sit at or near the top of FBI's list of vexsome FOIA requesters and pushed CIA to make countless declassified documents readily available to the public.

The Calyx Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to educate the public about privacy in digital communications and to develop tools that anyone can use to build "privacy by design" into their internet access.

More information on the Hacking History project can be found at