Tor- Dept. of State

FOIA Request filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-03358
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: sarah cortes

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Department of State

To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I request all records, including any subpoenas and electronic orders of preservation issued by this office between 2008 and 2013, (the past 5 years) that mention the Tor Project, or one of the following individuals involved with the Tor Project, including Andrew Lewman, Roger Dingledine, Nick Mathewson, and Jacob Appelbaum (who also may be known as “Jacob Applebaum” or “Jake Appelbaum/Applebaum.”) If you find responsive but non-releasable information, please cite the exemptions and amount and type of exempted materials.

Incidents
Date Location Incident
7/29/2010 Newark http://boingboing.net/2010/07/31/wikileaks-volunteer.html
U.S. Army investigator stopped & investigated JRA
1/10/2011 Newark http://boingboing.net/2011/01/12/wikileaks-volunteer-1.html
CBP stopped & investigated JRA
1/10/2011 Seattle http://boingboing.net/2011/01/19/wikileaks-volunteer-2.html
CBP stopped & investigated JRA
2011 Reykjavik-Keflavik airport incident
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/31/air-space-a-trip-through-an-ai.html
Icelandic National Police stopped & investigated JRA
12/20-25/10 Seattle Individual scanning license plates with a handheld scanner in JRA neighborhood
12/20-25/10 Seattle JRA-laptop was broken into
TBD Seattle FBI watching Jake’s associate **** w/night vision goggles
4/20/12 Whitney Museum, NY-on NSA wiretapping with JRA, William Binney, Laura Poitras http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/detained_in_the_us_filmmaker_laura
TBD Seattle police report, filed for Laura Poitras- and JRA

Below please find links to information regarding these documents:

http://boingboing.net/2010/07/31/wikileaks-volunteer.html
http://boingboing.net/2011/01/12/wikileaks-volunteer-1.html
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/we_do_not_live_in_a
http://archive.org/details/JacobAppelbaumOnRtDiscussingTheTorProjectTheFightForAnonymity

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,
Sarah Cortes

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,

sarah cortes

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Status mailbox for reply.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated regarding a FOIA request. Currently we are determining if we have sufficient information to process your search and ensure we are able to protect personal identifiable information. You will be receiving a formal acknowledgement letter shortly. A timeframe cannot be provided until the assigned team has had an opportunity to fully review the request.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

This is in reference to your email dated June 15, 2013 regarding case number F-2013-03358. Your request for a status inquiry has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

I checked the electronic case notes. Your request has been assigned to the appropriate compliance research branch for action. Currently we are determining if we have sufficient information to process your search and ensure we are able to protect personal identifiable information. A timeframe cannot be provided until the assigned team has had an opportunity to fully review the request.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Due to the large amount of FOIA requests from Murdock News a case number is needed to provide you with the requested status update. Regards,

From: FOIA Request

Hello,

MuckRock includes case numbers on every communication for FOIA requests on which the State Department has assigned one. Review the email below, and please check the case notes for F-2013-03358.

Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Your status update inquiry has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action. Regards,

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The case notes indicate one of the searches is back and the documents are under review. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is April 2014.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is April 2014.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date for this case is: April 30, 2014

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

Your request for status inquiry has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

The estimated completion date for this case is: August 2014.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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 Feb. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-03358.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortez,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case if they will not be able to provide the information to you this month. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Cortes,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: December 2014.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Department of State

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Zaitchik, Benjamin J

Dear Ms. Cortes:

I am writing in reference to your February 18, 2013 FOIA request to Department of State regarding the Tor Project and several individuals associated with the organization. The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) has forwarded one document to us for review and direct reply to you. The document at issue is a Diplomatic Security Daily, which covers security incidents worldwide. We can expedite the processing of this document if we limit the scope of the review to the subject of the request, and not have to secure clearances from multiple offices and agencies that may be concerned with other topics covered in the report.

If you agree, we should be able to complete this case in the near future.

Thank you for your assistance,

Benjamin Zaitchik
DS/MGT/FOIA-PA<https://intranet.ds.state.sbu/DS/EX/MGT/Pages/FOIA-PA.aspx>
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Division
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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