Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Last Chance - Get 15% off sitewide on Slashdot Deals with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" (some exclusions apply)". ×

Submission + - Since Snowden leaks, NSA's FOIA requests are up 1,000 percent (

v3rgEz writes: A veritable FOIA frenzy ensued in 2013 following a series of leaks about NSA surveillance programs, recently released documents show.

From June 6 to September 4, the National Security Agency’s FOIA load increased 1,054 percent over its 2012 intake. In that three-month span, the agency received 3,382 public records requests. For comparison, the NSA received just 293 requests over the same period in 2012.

While a few have netted new details about NSA surveillance operations, such as a contract with French security firm VUPEN, the majority appear to have been rejected. MuckRock has a guide on filing with the NSA to maximize your chances of actually getting something back.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Since Snowden leaks, NSA's FOIA requests are up 1,000 percent

Comments Filter:

Our informal mission is to improve the love life of operators worldwide. -- Peter Behrendt, president of Exabyte