“UPS’ long-standing policy is to require a legal court-ordered process, such as a subpoena, before responding to any third-party requests,” UPS spokeswoman Kara Ross wrote in an e-mail to TheBlot Magazine. “UPS is not aware of any court orders from the NSA seeking to inspect technology-related shipments.”
That strikes me as language games. Their 'policy' is to require it, but they don't say if they followed that policy. They could have been much more direct.
Then they go on to say they have no received a court order, but it suffers the same issue with statements like 'From the NSA', 'inspect', 'technology-related'.
It very well could be nothing, but that broad language leaves me suspicious.