Documents held about the Tails operating system at CIA

Jurre van Bergen filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Jurre van Bergen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All guidelines, presentations, policy statements, legal opinions, memoranda, briefs, training manuals and emails related to "Tails," "Tails amnesic,", "Tails amnesic incognito live system" and "Tails incognito". Please include any processing notes made in completing this request.

Tails is a security/anonimity focused, open-source operating system:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jurre van Bergen

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: Jurre van Bergen

I hereby would like to fill an appeal.

I hereby would like to request the release of the processing notes that you claim in your response, do exist.

I hereby like to narrow my search to any open source material and the discussions about such material.

I'd also like to fill an Mandatory Declassification Review of the non-open source material. Since the C.I.A has a tendency to classify any material that may be "tangentially" related to classified material just because they might mention the C.I.A.

I'd also like to challenge your blanket assertion that emails mentioning anything with Tails is automatically classified under the sources and methods exemption because it’s entirely possible for it to be discussed in terms that have nothing to do with sources and methods.


From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.