President Bush, defending the government's secret surveillance program, said that Americans should take Osama bin Laden seriously when he says he's going to attack again.
The Bush administration rejected a 2002 Senate proposal that would have made it easier for FBI agents to obtain surveillance warrants in terrorism cases, concluding that the system was working well and that it would likely be unconstitutional to lowe
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) had accepted the House-Senate compromise as a less-than-perfect option. Yesterday, he told colleagues that it probably is the best deal they can get.
It left them with a simmering rage -- and paranoia from being spied upon -- that exploded on the streets of Miami earlier this month when one of its members allegedly attacked a photojournalist, landing the activist in jail. The incident revealed the
What BushCo wants, according to the fine print (Sec. 605) of the new PATRIOT Act, is a permanent Praetorian Guard, or Cheka, or Gestapo. It's all too easy to come up with apt historical analogies--but not with any from this nation's history.
The Bush administration has expanded the special security zone around the Capitol, effectively denying a meaningful public space for a protest called by World Can’t Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime during the State of the Union address on January 31, 2
U.S. surveillance laws should be reviewed and possibly rewritten to allow the type of eavesdropping that President Bush has been criticized for authorizing, lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday.
Responding to complaints by law enforcers that such digital communications as Internet telephony can stymie their eavesdropping, the FCC decided last year decided that the 1994 CALE Act should be extended to apply to broadband Internet access provide
The Ad Council described the Ready campaign as one of the most successful campaign launches in its 62-year history. That program focuses primarily on terrorism, and features a slogan: "Terrorism forces us to make a choice. Don't be afraid. B
Right-to-privacy groups said an attempt by the Bush administration to force Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of materials from its databases set a dangerous precedent that should worry all Americans.
The Bush administration wanted one million random web addresses and records of all Google searches for a one week period. The government apparently wants to estimate how much pornography shows up in the searches that children do. Here's a thought
Advances in biometrics -- fingerprint or eye, facial, palm, voice, vein or even ear shape recognition software operated by bank staff or included in an automated teller machine.
Large police departments have only started to embrace public surveillance in the past six years or so, long after privately owned cameras became ubiquitous at banks, ATMs and stores.
The federal government spent $152 million over a 30-month period to cajole Americans into paying their taxes, taking their medicine and staying in school. Agencies involved in public service announcements insist it is money well spent.
The Bush administration announced plans to develop inexpensive identity documents for Americans to use when returning from Canada or Mexico, backing away from requiring travelers to show passports at border crossings.
Gore's speech -- which was introduced by long time conservative Bob Barr and sponsored by the libertarian Liberty Foundation
Former Vice President Al Gore called for an independent investigation of President Bush's domestic spying program. Attorney General Gonzales said Gore's criticism is inconsistent with Clinton administration policy.
The founders of our country faced dire threats. If they failed in their endeavors, they would have been hung as traitors. The very existence of our country was at risk. Yet, in the teeth of those dangers, they insisted on establishing the Bill of Ri
F.B.I. officials repeatedly complained to the spy agency that the unfiltered information was swamping investigators. Some F.B.I. officials and prosecutors also thought the checks were pointless intrusions on Americans' privacy.
As we begin this new year, the Executive Branch of our government has been caught eavesdropping on huge numbers of American citizens and has brazenly declared that it has the unilateral right to continue without regard to the established law enacted
Russell Tice: No, I'm referring to what I need to tell Congress that no one knows yet, which is only tertiarily connected to what you know about now.
President Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial pow
The rules have been changing ever since Mr Blair became PM and he has overseen a massive expansion of the state's capacity to spy on private individuals. Technology and new legislation have significantly increased the security services' capac
The NSA's vast data-mining activities began shortly after Bush was sworn in as president and the document contradicts his assertion that the 9/11 attacks prompted him to take the unprecedented step of signing a secret executive order authorizing
The phones — which do not require purchasers to sign a contract or have a credit card — have many legitimate uses, and are popular with people who have bad credit or for use as emergency phones tucked away in glove compartments or tackle boxes.
An anti-terrorism law creating a national standard for all driver's licenses by 2008 isn't upsetting just civil libertarians and immigration rights activists. State motor vehicle officials nationwide who will have to carry out the Real ID Act
NEW YORK - Forget the ongoing privacy debate over U.S. government spying on telephone conversations--soon you may not have the right to tell cops to wait until you open your door.
Passengers at Paddington Station in west London will be invited to pass through the scanner before they board the Heathrow Express non-stop train service to the British capital's main airport.
The National Security Agency has been spying on a Baltimore anti-war group, going so far as to document the inflating of protesters' balloons, and intended to deploy units trained to detect weapons of mass destruction