Friday, September 06, 2013

FAMW: “You’ve Got Mail!”

Iranian-Dutch filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi accidentally deleted an email message and couldn't get it back, so he decided to call up an organization with a reputation for email storage: the US National Security Agency. When he couldn't get an NSA employee to admit to collecting email and Internet data, he let her know that he was born in Iran, so maybe he's a person of interest to the NSA. Could she check for his email now? What happened next was a 5-minute cat-and-mouse game with two NSA employees. Your undisclosed federal tax dollars are hard at work, for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

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