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Humanitarian Crisis
era group score: 20023
total group score: 66551
total players: 103

Tasks / FOIA

Get a copy of your FBI file and share its contents for our edification.

1 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by teucer

Terms: government, american

2 completed :: 15 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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UK OK?
posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on August 11th, 2009 2:53 AM

Although we also have a Freedom of Information Act here in dear old blighty (which is clearly better than yours because it is signed by the Queen), it's unlikely the FBI is keeping a file on me.

The NSA maybe, due to GCHQ / ECHELON intercepts - while I was in Uni I got very worked up about governments spying on private citizen's personal correspondence and so my email signature included the phrase "I sincerely wish to injure. maim and/or kill US citizens" in order to waste their time with false positive flags. Didn't stop me getting a work visa so probably not.

Would anyone have a problem with non-FBI FOIA material being submitted for this task?

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posted by teucer on August 13th, 2009 2:11 PM

Of course not! With the exception of the High Score Task, all tasks may be completed from anywhere - they just sometimes require a bit of translating. (Note: this task may become much, much harder to complete if you live in a country without a FOIA-equivalent, necessitating drastic measures that will likely be rewarded by extra votes.)

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posted by Kommando on August 12th, 2009 6:25 AM

how does an australian citizen complete this task? i dont think ASIO/ASIS goes wasting their time keeping files on citizens. and i dont know if we have a similar sort of Freedom of Information act.

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posted by Levitating Potato on August 13th, 2009 7:02 PM

Well, apparently a completion would start with a valuable lesson in civics.

Then, if your government has failed you by neither spying on you nor letting you figure out whether they're spying on you, you could always see if the US FBI has a file on you. In the event that they have been squandering my tax dollars and lack such a file, you could check back in a week or so to determine whether they've rectified the situation. Sometimes they can be slow about such things, so you might have to check back repeatedly. However, I am sure that your persistence will eventually be rewarded.

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posted by Kommando on August 14th, 2009 12:33 AM

apparently im not notorious enough to warrant an FBI file.
who would have thought... some world police they turned out to be.

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on August 14th, 2009 6:28 AM

Fuck yeah (bummer reprise)

For a start
posted by Ombwah on August 24th, 2009 11:23 PM

Have a look at what the machine thinks:

http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html

(no subject)
posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 15th, 2009 10:32 AM

why might one obtain their FBI file?

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posted by teucer on October 30th, 2009 12:46 PM

Because it might earn one fifteen points, plus more from votes.

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posted by Mistress MeiMei on November 1st, 2009 3:07 PM

woops. ^^; that it was intended to read "how might one obtain their FBI file?" =P

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posted by Mistress MeiMei on November 1st, 2009 3:44 PM

http://foia.fbi.gov/

this website looks promising if anyone else is interested.


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FOIA by Capricious Chicky April 7th, 2011 6:11 PM

There is no reason on the spheroid earth the FBI should have a file on me. I'm so harmless I'm practically invisible. On the other hand, I've seen people standing calmly in their 'designated free speech zone' be pepper-sprayed by les authorities fo...

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FOIA by rongo rongo June 10th, 2010 1:02 PM

Some time ago, my office phone rang. It was a guy claiming to be from the FBI, who wanted to come by and ask some questions. Suspicious modern urbanite that I am, I made him give me his name and office location, called the FBI office there, and got t...

15 + 44 points :: 0 comments :: 13 votes