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Huge jump in FOIA requests to NSA

In the broadening wake of whistle-blower Ed Snowden's NSA revelations, FOIA requests to the NSA from U.S. citizens have seen a sharp increase. According to USA Today, the past fiscal year saw an 888 percent increase in open records requests to the spy agency.

True to form, the NSA is keeping its cards close to the chest. "Anyone asking is getting a standard pre-written letter saying the NSA can neither confirm nor deny that any information has been gathered," USA Today noted.

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