NSA emails about Apple and Google (Aug 1, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014)

Evan Anderson filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 79533A
Status
Rejected

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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails to or from employees of the National Security Agency which contain the word "Apple" or "Google" in the subject field and were sent between August 1, 2014 and the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: National Security Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

My Freedom of Information request (assigned case #79533) for "A copy of all emails to or from employees of the National Security Agency which contain the word "Apple" or "Google" in the subject field and were sent between August 1, 2014 and the date this request is processed" was rejected for being too vague and burdensome. I would like to revise my request to the following:

A copy of all emails to or from employees of the Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Division of the National Security Agency which contain the word "Apple" or "Google" in the subject field and were sent between August 1, 2014 and the date this request is processed. The information that I am seeking pertains to concerns from the intelligence community about the use of default encryption in Google and Apple (iOS 8) smartphones, announced in September 2014. For context, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/james-comey-apple-encryption_n_5882874.html

If you require that my request be further narrowed, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Evan

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

The revised version of my request, submitted on December 1, 2014, has yet to be acknowledged. Please acknowledge that you have received my request and let me know when I can expect my request to be completed.

Thank you,

Evan

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

Please acknowledge that you have received the revised version of my request, sent December 1, 2014.

Thank you,

Evan

From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails to or from employees of the Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Division of the National Security Agency which contain the word "Apple" or "Google" in the subject field and were sent between August 1, 2014 and the date this request is processed. The information that I am seeking pertains to concerns from the intelligence community about the use of default encryption in Google and Apple (iOS 8) smartphones, announced in September 2014. For context, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/james-comey-apple-encryption_n_5882874.html

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #79533.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: foiarsc, foiarsc

Dear Mr. Anderson,

This responds to your recent request for a status update on case 79533. Please be advised that this is currently in the approval queue for the final level of review. There are still several cases ahead of yours, and we anticipate a response being sent within the next 8-12 months. However, please note that queue placement may fluctuate due to consults from other agencies that predate your requests.

We appreciate your patience thus far.

Cindy B
NSA/CSS FOIA Requester Service Center
(301)688-6527

From: National Security Agency

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

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