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Has anyone on ATS done an official FOIA request on themselves?

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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 10:49 PM
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Mods move if in wrong forum, but due to the current atmosphere in politics, I feel this is the best forum for this.

1. I,myself, have never done this.

2. I have a friend who does this regularly, after they do a clearance update, mainly to see what people who were interviewed said about them.

3. I always figured that since my clearances were always approved, it would only create animosity between possible co-workers if one of them said something negative about me.

4. This does not just cover people who have clearances, it effects all Americans.

5. Have you ever wondered if something you posted on ATS or else where landed you on some government agency list?

6. Is it pure paranoia? You can answer that question yourself.

7. How would you feel if your ATS identity or twitter, reddit, etc was associated with your real name?

How do you file for a FOIA request on yourself?

www.foia.gov...


If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the agency’s FOIA Office. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek. Most federal agencies now accept FOIA requests electronically, including by web form, e-mail or fax. See the list of federal agencies for details about how to make a request to each agency and any specific requirements for seeking certain records.



What can I ask for under the FOIA? A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records (for example, printed or electronic form). The FOIA does not require agencies to create new records or to conduct research, analyze data, or answer questions when responding to requests.


I have decided to do a FOIA request on myself, due to my government service now that I am retired, from NSA, CIA, FBI and a few others.


How would you feel if you found out that your user name from ATS, Twitter, Reddit, 4Chan or various other sites was being tracked by a government agency? Would it affect what you posted afterwards?

Deny ignorance.......find out what the government knows about you for yourself.

I expect that I have a large file due to my government service.


You deserve to know what the government knows about you. Ask for it.

Deny ignorance.
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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 10:51 PM
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Lol............ What?



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 10:51 PM
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Great Post. It is true...I think many would be surprised what is out there.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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Nope, don't need anymore red flags.

Never sought my credit scores either.





posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

I never even thought about it, but now i'm a little curious.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

That would be like opening Pandora's Box. Not sure I want to "poke the bear" in that way. Pretending I was never in this thread...



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

How would they know my identity as it relates to ATS? I opened the account using a fake Facebook account. I opened the Facebook account with a gmail I created using a fake name.

I rarely use my real identity on the internet. I don't even tell the person at Starbucks my real name when I order coffee. Why do they need to know my name?
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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:17 PM
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hmm - i have often entertained fantasies about reading the raw police files relating to me . but not via FOIA - as i would always suspect redactions to " protect " sources , methods or technologies



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:17 PM
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Well, did a basic name search and it appears I am not very important. I actually had a local cop run a report on me about fifteen years ago when I got a gun and nothing showed up then. I did have an FBI file though, when I moved back to Michigan from Wisconsin I did not have my drunk driving probation completely finished but I finished it in Michigan. I guess you get a file if you change states before finishing, but mine was all cleared up but the file never goes away.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

Yes, I did an FOIA on myself with CSIS. You can read the response here LINK. When I challenged their response and lack of information, the privacy commissioner sent this crap, NEXT LINK.

I wanted to know whether the information they had on my past and myself were correct as some information that should not have been revealed were given to both external affairs and revenue Canada by either one of our ambassadors or CSIS. I also wanted to confirm that the information I had given Adrian rj brazeau in 1990 concerning a passenger airline's destruction while carrying 159 passengers/crew, was actually reported.

I know the drill though, plausible deniability, I used it as well in the field.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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My mother's name showed up in the 1979 state dept cables by wiki leaks. It was only the meta data though, so I filled a foia for the details. My father was murdered in 79. It was fairly high profile at the time. I've been toying with the notion of filling foia with other agencies on my mom and dad, so will file for myself, as well. Thanks for the encouragement.
I did recieve confirmation that they rcv'd my first request, but still waiting for the document.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: RickinVa

Hm.m.m.m.m...I am intrigued...However, I almost don't want to know.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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Rick,

It's gonna be redacted if you worked for CIA/FBI/NSA or MI.

Last time I FOIAd the FBI/DHS agencies there was a new online form for certifying your identity they sent me after receiving my FOIA request, but before replying.

ganjoa



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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Will you be shocked if you find out they had all of your porn surfing habits?




posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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yeah, I have....

I found out I came to America under the Refugee Children Act, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church

I had 5 half brothers who were all deceased from diseases & afflictions they were born with, from 1939 onward @1-2 year pauses

my birth mother was a slave labor, Lithuanian...and I was the only son given her maiden name (nerkeliunas) instead of a married last name (radzivizini)

I filed right exactly before the deadline and the restructuring of all the Federal Agencies...my folder/dossier was 31 pages of documents from Immigration & Justice Department


it was weird to find these facts after I was stationed in Germany, Nuremberg suburb named Furth
and the area Nerkeliante was forced to live was also around Bavaria, Munich, & sites East...
& Pegnitz, Bucherstrasse was my DPO Camp birth place, not more than 60 km. from where I was stationed as a G.I.


I was very fortunate to obtain all these records/documents at that time... because now it would be impossible to get releases of sensitive material from dysfunctional records departments now under the DHS authority

I sailed aboard SS General Langfit a converted Liberty Ship, was processed through Ellis Island at 2.5 years old...
I was tested for Citizenship & approved in 1957 @ Harrisburg PA, after residing in MI & WV previously.


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TO: TheWhiteKnight ...

I submitted the FOIA and it took about +~ 9 months to get a (free) return package from the Dept of Justice
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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 12:42 AM
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I filed a fraud report on my SS being stolen.
Sometimes I reflect on the sentences I wrote,
wondering how they are being interpreted.
It's been about a month, and I received only the perfunctory
instant reply that they rec'd my report. Get to work, please.

I would not have felt very confident filng the report,
making any utterance whatsoever,
had the Dems been been in power
because they have plans, big plans.

Asking for a FOIA is asking for trouble, in any case.

# 724

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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: jafo1973

Do you log in from an Isp/service you pay for? If you do, it doesn't matter what you do, not using vpn's, spoofing, etc., it won't help.They know who you are, every user name and every password. All you can do is use proton mail to protect content, with end-to-end encryption and hope they aren't in bed with the Intel community ;-) Or never use your own paid service and just use public wifi and no real names. Accounts can still be tracked though, just no real names. Oh, and don't carry a phone and buy a used laptop. There's more, but it goes beyond the focus of this thread.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 01:33 AM
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Everyone has an FBI file. Its been a "thing" since hoover.

Now, there are 2 more interesting ones besides the FBI to request... , cia, and your Homeland Security file.

WHen the husband got a Q clearance.. I thought that was invasive. Others were even more invasive the more sensitive you go. They MIGHT know what color panties Im not wearing right now.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: RickinVa
Not quite the same thing, but I once made an information request to my employers under the provisions of the UK Data Protection Act.
I was in dispute with them at the time, and left them at an early stage in the process. One of the side-effects of being an ex-employee was that I could by-pass the employee complaints procedure and go straight to the national chairman when they were slow in providing what I was asking for.
When the now-shaken personnel department came up with the full goods, they included internal e-mails among the management and their correspondance with the separate body providing health services.
It was enormous fun, especially for someone trained in historical research. I discovered a Smoking Gun. I was able to unearth and present the story of how my immediate supervisors and the personnel department had been contriving to do me down by using information in arguably illegal ways; e.g they were drawing on information from my previous employers (the department had been outsourced and old records carried over); they obtained my signature on a Medical Consent form, relating to one medical issue, and used it to seek information from my doctors on something completely different.
I got an interview at HQ, multiple official apologies, and presumably succeeded in creating great waves of anxiety in the management structure. I was invited to suggest reforms in their procedures, and the case is probably remembered to this day.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 02:30 AM
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originally posted by: St Udio
yeah, I have....

I found out I came to America under the Refugee Children Act, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church

I had 5 half brothers who were all deceased from diseases & afflictions they were born with, from 1939 onward @1-2 year pauses

my birth mother was a slave labor, Lithuanian...and I was the only son given her maiden name (nerkeliunas) instead of a married last name (radzivizini)

I filed right exactly before the deadline and the restructuring of all the Federal Agencies...my folder/dossier was 31 pages of documents from Immigration & Justice Department


it was weird to find these facts after I was stationed in Germany, Nuremberg suburb named Furth
and the area Nerkeliante was forced to live was also around Bavaria, Munich, & sites East...
& Pegnitz, Bucherstrasse was my DPO Camp birth place, not more than 60 km. from where I was stationed as a G.I.


I was very fortunate to obtain all these records/documents at that time... because now it would be impossible to get releases of sensitive material from dysfunctional records departments now under the DHS authority

I sailed aboard SS General Langfit a converted Liberty Ship, was processed through Ellis Island at 2.5 years old...
I was tested for Citizenship & approved in 1957 @ Harrisburg PA, after residing in MI & WV previously.




 



TO: TheWhiteKnight ...

I submitted the FOIA and it took about +~ 9 months to get a (free) return package from the Dept of Justice



Dude!






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