By now everyone knows the National Security Agency (NSA) is monitoring, saving and storing your digital communications (because you might be a terrorist or something).
Barack Obama and his “neoconservative” allies like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tell you this isn’t happening … but they’re lying.
Billions of tax dollars are being spent on this effort, including an “all-seeing eye” in the middle of the Utah desert. And yes … they are tracking everything.
So … what happens when an American citizen wants to find out what Uncle Sam has uncovered in his unconstitutional snooping efforts? Glad you asked. Earlier this month, FITS was provided with a copy of a letter sent to a U.S. citizen who had the audacity to ask the government if it would share the information it had collected on him.
This citizen submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request … and received an interesting response.
Take a look …
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“Any positive or negative response on a request-by-request basis would allow our adversaries to accumulate information and draw conclusions about NSA’s technical capabilities, sources and methods,” the response states, later claiming such a response would “cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.”
Based on what Obama promised, shouldn’t the correct response to any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) involving the private digital communications of an American citizen be “we’re sorry we don’t have anything because we follow the U.S. Constitution and don’t invade your privacy like that.”
Oh right … our government can’t say that anymore.
We have met the “adversary,” people. And it is our government.