Friday, July 05, 2013

want to see the files being kept on you?

dailykos | Have you ever Tweeted a politically subversive message, attended a protest, or signed an oppositional petition? If so, you may have a dedicated file on you kept by the FBI and/or the NSA.

With a simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, any U.S. citizen can obtain one's NSA or FBI file, if such a file exists.

It simply takes a few minutes to fill out the requisite forms and mail them to the appropriate address. An independent site – www.getmyfbifile – will, free of charge, generate the necessary forms for you already filled out.

Of course, you can also do this directly through the NSA or FBI if you are worried about providing personal information to an independent site.

While an appropriate level of cynicism may be warranted concerning the level of transparency one should expect from such a request – should your file be substantial – it is the law that your complete file be provided to you upon request.

Demand that the law be followed, for it is your right as a citizen to know this information.

My request is going in the mail today.


rembom said...

How do you think the govt would respond to tens of millions of these personal FOIA requests? (A bit like an electronic massive street protest.) How do you think the public would respond to the results of same?

umbrarchist said...

As soon as you request such a file one will be created on you if you didn't have one already.


CNu said...

lol, precisely the result I would most wish to see! As things stand, I believe I read that there were 650-odd thousand requests made in response to this proffer.

CNu said...

The minute the sheeple become too afraid to communicate - that's game, set, and match for the 1%!

Uglyblackjohn said...

Makes me think that DeeVee was shut down...?

CNu said...

Definite possibility, and while I'm not the least bit unhappy that my own searchable commentary got black-holed with that shutdown, I can think of a couple of folks who were even happier the day that their commentary left for the record at went away for good...,

CNu said...

I did ask Dina about it a couple of weeks ago, and she didn't know one way or the other....,

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