Dec 122011
 December 12, 2011  Posted by  Surveillance

Sam Biddle writes:

Well, I suppose this was inevitable: the FBI, via a Freedom of Information Act request denial, inadvertently admitted to involvement with Carrier IQ. And it won’t say how.

The government transparency wranglers atMuckRock filed for a FOIA release on the FBI’s use of Carrier IQ, and by saying no, they almost said it all:

The material you requested is located in an investigative file which is exempt from disclosure…

Read more on Gizmodo.

In the meantime, I’m still awaiting a response to my FOI request on the U.K.’s Met Police as to whether they’re investigating the use of Carrier IQ there as a violation of R.I.P.A.  We’ll see what they day. I should hear back by the end of this month.

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