It stands for Freedom of Information ? its an American acronym. Its where you request official government information. From: alopoudis@xxxxxxxxx Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:15:18 +0300 Subject: [cryptome] Re: Vague FOIA To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Hi, this must be my first email after some 2 or 3 years of just joining Cryptome list. I have read many very interesting discussions here. So, first of all sorry for my bad english, it's not my motherslanguage. I really wanna ask what is FOIA . And a even more stupid question: Facebook keeps asking me to provide a picture of my ID because as the message says : "It looks like you are not using your real name in Facebook". I asked some friends of me and they never seen that in their accounts in Facebook and their names are like John Rambo IV. :D On 17 August 2014 04:57, Noah <easilyemailed@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Thank you Ryan! I will do that. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 16, 2014, at 3:31 PM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: It depends on what you're requesting, really. Generally a good tactic is to request something small and precise first, and than get information from that to request more records. I'd probably request the NSA cryptography suite A in Intellipedia. On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Noah <easilyemailed@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hello Ryan. I'm interested in FOIA. How would you go about it? Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 16, 2014, at 12:45 PM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Your FOIA requests are so vague as to be useless and easily ignored.