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ACLU - Damn National Security - Give us the secrets!

Per John at Stop the ACLU (thanks for the links John), the ACLU filed a slew of FOIA'sto get information, primarily on the SWIFT program.

"The ACLU’s request for information was filed with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Treasury Department, including the Secret Service and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or “FinCEN.”

In addition to SWIFT, the ACLU’s FOIA request asks for information about data collected by the government from several financial institutions that are likely targets of such monitoring:

Bolero The Bill of Lading Electronic Registry Organization is an electronic exchange of trade for documents such as bills of lading (descriptions of shipped goods that control ownership of property when it is in transit). Owned in part by SWIFT, Bolero counts many of the world’s largest corporations as customers.

CHIPS The Clearing House Interbank Payment System, another financial transfer service, is privately owned by the New York Clearing House Association. It primarily handles international funds transfers denominated in U.S. dollars for banks and their large customer transactions. Customers include most of the major U.S. banks.

Fedwire A wire transfer service run by the Federal Reserve, Fedwire allows U.S. banks to transfer funds to other participants on behalf of each other and their customers"


Lots of Luck - ain't gonna happen.

Simply put this is publicity stunt as they know they can't get a thing. As John points out, the FOIA dosen't apply with classified info (also here, so this is just "photo opting" and posturing in prep for their lawsuits down the road.

But even then unless the program is declassed, or "shown to be illegal" - which it has not - because it is not - so the ACLU can forget it.





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