President Bush denied the government was "trolling through" Americans' personal lives, despite a report that a domestic spy agency was collecting phone records of tens of millions of citizens. Defending his administration's espionag
"When the Attorney General was forced to testify before the House Judiciary Committee a few weeks ago, he misled the Committee about the existence of the program." On April 6, 2006, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified before the Hou
The Bush administration has argued that a company can turn over its entire database of customer records -- and even the stored content of calls and e-mails -- because customers "have consented to that" when they establish accounts. The fine
Qwest Communications was the lone holdout in the telecommunications industry when it came to sharing telephone records with the National Security Agency but going it alone was nothing new for former CEO Joseph Nacchio. When the NSA came calling, N
Agents seized more than 14,500 cellphones, $600,000 in cash, 14 vehicles, computers and documents at homes and dollar stores in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the West Valley.
Searching DNA records has become a common practice in criminal investigations. Researchers now suggest this could be taken a step further by looking for close DNA matches that might lead police to a criminal through a relative. They note that 46 p
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth. The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing inf
The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers the necessary security clearance to probe the matter.
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone calls of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats demanded answers from the Bush administration about a government spy agency secretly collecting records of ordinary Americans' phone calls to build a database of every call made within the country. Facin
Criminal background checks have sparked a senior prom controversy on Cape Cod after one school decided to run them on non-student dates. This is the first year the school has done criminal offender record, checks for non-student dates. Dockray's
Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter said he would use a Hayden nomination to raise questions about the legality of the NSA domestic eavesdropping program, and he has not ruled out holding up the nomination in the meantime.
The Pentagon's newest counterterrorism agency, charged with protecting military facilities and personnel wherever they are, is carrying out intelligence collection, analysis and operations within the United States and abroad, according to a Penta
An Oregon attorney may have the first concrete proof of Bush's domestic spying operation -- which means the illegal program's days might be numbered.
Low-lying Cessna 172s fly in grid patterns over major cities, capturing eagle-eye images of every square foot from just about every direction. Instead of just the straight-down views that distant satellites gather, the planes photograph America
"I understand if I was in civilian clothes. But with what we were wearing and what we were doing......," he said, noting that "we had a flag with us." (And why can they do this. BECAUSE THEY CAN)
An Act concering tobacco products and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statues
In the Atlanta suburbs of DeKalb county, local officials wasted no time after the 9/11 attacks. The second-most populous county in Georgia, the area is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FBI regional headquarters, and other
A U.S. appeals panel sharply challenged the Bush administration over new rules making it easier for police and the FBI to wiretap Internet phone calls. A judge said the government’s courtroom arguments were “gobbledygook.” The skepticism expressed
U.S. mass transit systems should remain alert against possible terror attacks, the Homeland Security Department said in a new warning that highlighted suspicious activity at unnamed European subway stations last fall. Homeland Security spokesman R
Why is the state even involved in toursim? Here's the story of Lance Dutson, and the story of how the State of Maine Toursim Bureau is attacking him for his criticism of how the state is spending money on luring tourists here.
A petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals to determine if higher-education networks - and perhaps private corporate networks - will be required to allow wiretapping by law enforcement agencies as soon as next year.
Big Brother is watching you. At least that's the message sent by the Univeristy of Colorado-Boulder campus police last week following a massive student celebration on April 20 - the unofficial national pot smoking day.
The FBI issued thousands of subpoenas to banks, phone companies and Internet providers last year, aggressively using a power enhanced under the Patriot Act to monitor the activities of U.S. citizens, Justice Department data released late Friday showe
The FBI secretly sought information last year on 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents from their banks and credit card, telephone and Internet companies without a court's approval, the Justice Department said.
The Chinese government is implementing an unprecedented program to give its citizens RFID tags to verify their identities. China bought more than 100 million resident tags in 2005 and is expected to buy about 2.9 billion by 2009
Let me run by you a brief list of items that are "the law" in America today. As you read, consider what all these have in common. The saddest and most telling answer is: They were all the product of the 104th Congress. Every one of the horr
During Democracy Now's recent trip to New Orleans, we managed to get inside the largest FEMA trailer park set up after Hurricane Katrina. Shortly after we interviewed hurricane evacuee Donna Azeez, we were kicked out of the park by security guard
This is an update on the unlawful multi-jurisdictional roadblock that took place on Arizona SR86 on December 20, 2002.
At the Smart Cards in Government Conference, advocates for RFID and tech-based "smart cards" said mandates to use modern technologies would dramatically improve the nation's security infrastructure. But resistance to such measures and