Marks 20 Years Online

Friday, 18 September 2020 marks’s 20th anniversary online. Over the past two decades, we have published five editions of our featured publication, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector, which with hundreds of thousands of downloads, is arguably the most widely read book on the topic of polygraphy. Wayback Machine's first snapshot of’s earliest snapshot of, dated 14 December 2000 has also curated the internet’s largest public repository of polygraph documentation. Key government policy documents that were previously unavailable to the public are now readily accessible to all, including the federal polygraph handbook and administration guides for such polygraph techniques as the Test for Espionage and Sabotage (TES), the Test for Espionage, Sabotage, and Corruption (TES-C), and the Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Test (LEPET). has made extensive documentation about polygraph countermeasures—information both the federal government and the polygraph community at large have actively sought to keep hidden from the public—readily available and free for all who seek it.

In addition, we’ve done original reporting and commentary on polygraph-related topics, most notably on our blog. We have never revealed the identity of a source who requested anonymity, and we’ve never received a secret government order for information about any of our visitors or sources. In recent years, we’ve made available a means for secure and anonymous submission of files.

We avoided an apparent entrapment attempt in the federal government’s misbegotten Operation Lie Busters, in which federal polygraph operators targeted individuals who provided instruction on how to pass or beat a polygraph “test” for entrapment and criminal prosecution, and we provided on-scene reporting from the courtroom in Oklahoma City where prominent polygraph critic Doug Williams stood trial in 2015.

Over the years, we have also received and rejected take-down demands from lawyers for: continues to host the internet’s preëminent forum for discussion of polygraph-related topics, with nearly 6,000 registered users and over 44,000 posts. We have privately responded to inquiries from thousands of individuals as well as numerous press inquiries and interview requests.

In recent years, has also provided pro bono consultation for both prosecution and defense in various legal matters.

Thanks are due to all who have helped to make a success over the years.

We look forward to continuing our efforts to educate the public about polygraph matters, to assist polygraph victims, and to ultimately bring about the abolishment of the pseudoscience of polygraphy.

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