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NSA grapples with 988% increase in records requests

The NSA will neither confirm nor deny that it has gathered information on anyone.

Fueled by the Edward Snowden scandal, more Americans than ever are asking the NSA if their personal life is being spied on.

And the NSA has a very direct answer for them: Tough luck, we're not telling you.

Americans are inundating the National Security Agency with open-records requests, leading to a 988% increase in such inquiries. Anyone asking is getting a standard pre-written letter saying the NSA can neither confirm nor deny that any information has been gathered.

"This was the largest spike we've ever had," said Pamela Phillips, the chief of the NSA Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Office, which handles all records requests to the agency. "We've had requests from individuals who want any records we have on their phone calls, their phone numbers, their e-mail addresses, their IP addresses, anything like that."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/17/nsa-gra...

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That's What Happens When You Make Lawyers Angry

It's a hornet's nest.

Lawyers love to argue, and this is the kind of fight they like to take on.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I requested all info on me...

Hahaha Pamela Phillips was the Liaison officer that responded to my request. It was four pages that summarized up into a single sentence, "No, Fuck off."

spying without representation

No one even elected these goons yet they are going to tell people what they can/can't have.
The reasons our Founders fought a war was practically nothing compared to what we deal with today.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Fourth Amendment Class-Action

Sounds like grounds for a 4th Amendment Class-Action Lawsuit

We the People of the United States of America vs. the NSA, operating on behalf of the tyrannical U.S. Government

Maybe German chancellor Angela Merkel will file a supporting brief.

But we paid for that personal

But we paid for that personal stolen data with our tax money. We deserve to be able to monitor what's in our personal dossiers. How else are we supposed to protect ourselves from future federal prosecution using illegally gathered data on us?