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Cause of Action demands EPA say if employees using encrypted messages to evade open-records laws

Feb 3, 2017 - The Washington Times

A conservative watchdog group filed an open-records request with the EPA on Thursday demanding the agency explain whether its employees are using encrypted messaging apps to communicate about President Trump's environmental agenda outside of regular government channels.

Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request after Politico reported that some career employees are using an app, Signal, to talk agency business.

The app, which encrypts messages to make it more

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