Wednesday, January 18, 2017
13 Million Pages of Declassified CIA Documents Were Just Posted Online
The documents have technically been publically available from 1995 onwards, however, they were previously only available on four computers in a back room of the National Archives in Maryland between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm. The CIA was pushed into making the documents available to the wider public following a lawsuit from the nonprofit news organization MuckRock in 2014. In 2015, the organization was told they could have the database delivered on 1,200 compact discs in six years time at a price of $108,000.
It might have taken some time and effort, but all that information and knowledge is now just a few clicks away.
Approx. 930,000 documents, totaling more than 12 million pages, now available on