Via Glenn Reynolds’ link to Roger L. Simon, I just learned something interesting:

In the new world of the NSA, the only secret left is Barack Obama’s college grades.

Which comes on the heels of another NSA story:

The National Security Agency has spent years demanding that companies turn over their data. Now, the spy agency finds the shoe is on the other foot. A defendant in a Florida murder trial says telephone records collected by the NSA as part of its surveillance programs hold evidence that would help prove his innocence, and his lawyer has demanded that prosecutors produce those records. On Wednesday, the federal government filed a motion saying it would refuse, citing national security. But experts say the novel legal argument could encourage other lawyers to fight for access to the newly disclosed NSA surveillance database.

“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, I guess,” said George Washington University privacy law expert Dan Solove. “In a way, it’s kind of ironic.”


The laws of evidence require that prosecutors turn over to the defense any records they have that might help prove a suspect’s innocence.

“This opens up a Pandora’s box,” said Mark Rasch, former head of the Department of Justice Computer Crimes Unit, and now an independent consultant. “You will have situations where the phone companies no longer have the data, but the government does, and lawyers will try to get that data.”

Of course they will. And if it is there, it is there.

I wouldn’t have bothered with this post except for some time now I have been seeking my SAT score results from the early 1970s. After spending a non-refundable $30.00 fee, I received a letter from the testing board telling me that they cannot find my SAT scores.  So I called my high school, and they can’t find them either.

Anyway, reading today’s news convinces me that in all probability, the NSA knows my SAT scores.

And my taxes fund the NSA, do they not?

So where are my SAT scores?