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US cites 'security' more often than ever to censor, deny records

US cites 'security' more often than ever to censor, deny records 16 Mar 2014 The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files -- or outright denied access to them -- last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. The administration cited more legal exceptions it said justified withholding materials and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy. Most agencies also took longer to answer records requests, the analysis found.