Archive for May 28th, 2006

NSA, Redux

NetWizard recently took the plunge and requested his NSA record, as I did earlier this year. Unlike my response, his is “neither a confirmation or denial” that such records exist. Why?

It’s pretty simple. He specifically mentions [a] “List of all phone records collected by the NSA from telecommunications companies under my home and cell phone number specified above”. The NSA, understandably, refused to confirm or deny the existance of ANY “records collected… from telecommunications companies”. No-brainer, really.

I’m sure if he tries again with a more generic FOIA/PA request, he’ll get the standard “no records” response.

I’m not saying this is a good thing, just explaining the way things are, in the hopes that some of the many people advising him to appeal might see this.

Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on May 28th, 2006 | Comments Off on NSA, Redux