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NSA, FOIA, and a long-running quest for Telephony Metadata

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Gathering information through FOIA or public records requests can be a long-term endeavor. I made a privacy act request to the NSA back in October 2013, shortly after the Guardian revealed that the NSA had been collecting telephony metadata from Verizon customers. I happened to be a Verizon cust... Read more

FOIA Files: the NSA’s intranet home page

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Back in 2014, I wrote a blog post about my FOIA request for the CIA's intranet home page Intranet home pages are a prominent part of large organizations; people who work there are likely look at the intranet a couple of times a week -- even if only to see what the cafeteria is serving for lunch. I f... Read more

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