Under a secret Bush administration program initiated weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, counterterrorism officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database and examined banking transactions involving thousands
The U.S. government gained sweeping access to international banking records as part of a secret program to choke off financial support for terrorism, officials confirmed Thursday. Treasury Department officials said they used broad subpoenas to col
In a pivotal network operations center in metropolitan St. Louis, AT&T has maintained a secret, highly secured room since 2002 where government work is being conducted, according to two former AT&T workers once employed at the center. In interview
The U.S. Justice Department wants to consolidate at least two dozen lawsuits against the government and Verizon Communications Inc. that involve the National Security Agency's alleged access to telephone customer records.
(Another reason not to vote) The Baltimore Sun reported today that Bush rejected President Clinton's effective, legal surveillance program that did not invade privacy to adopt the current NSA spying program, which is ineffective, lillegal and in
AT&T has maintained a secret room in St. Louis, MO, which is used by the government to monitor internet traffic. The employees said their supervisors told them the room was being used by "a government agency."
The House Judiciary Committee unexpectedly passed a Democratic resolution calling on the Justice Department to turn over all requests made by the NSA to telephone service providers to obtain information without a warrant. The measure was passed by
Acting at the mayor's request, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Monday she would send National Guard troops and state police to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a bloody weekend in which six people were killed. "The situation is urgent,**
Researchers have built a prototype device that disables digital cameras. Future versions might thwart unwanted photo-taking at a specific location and even prevent clandestine videos from being made. The technology might one day prevent espionage
SpeedAlert, links real-time location data and speed obtained with the help of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to a database of posted speed limits stored in a driver's PDA or programmable mobile phone.
The federal government sued the New Jersey attorney general and other state officials to stop them from seeking information about telephone companies' cooperation with the National Security Agency.
The federal government sued the New Jersey attorney general and other state officials Wednesday to stop them from seeking information about telephone companies cooperation with the NSA. The unusual filing the US District Court in Trenton NJ
The nation’s biggest telephone companies have apparently turned over masses of personal records to the feds, allowing Uncle Sam to build up a database of the phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls of Americans.
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities are discovering new home-grown cells of Islamist radicals in the United States that draw inspiration and moral support from al Qaeda, officials said.
The deepest fear among Arab-Americans, include the Patriot Act, interviews of thousands of Arab-Americans by feds, and a Special Registration, in which 80,000 immigrant men were fingerprinted, photographed and questioned by authorities.
A U.S. Federal Communications Commission ruling requiring VoIP providers to give law enforcement agencies wiretapping capabilities is legal, a court ruled today. Providers must allow wiretapping by May 14, 2007.
[It has come to this, and I wouldn't count on the judiciary. What the government wants, and they want this badly, the government gets.] The NSA's domestic spying program faces a challenge that could decide eavesdropping without a court order
New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And
Companies that provide Web-based telecommunications services must allow wiretapping by law enforcement officials, a federal appeals court ruled. The ruling upholds a Federal Communications Commission decision that companies such as Vonage Holdings Co
The government wants Internet firms to store records about you so that it can have them if necessary for an investigation. Should you worry?
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drone aircraft, are about to be launched for the first time by the police in Los Angeles. UAVs have long been used by the military in war zones such as Iraq or Afghanistan. But the technology has bee
Senator agreed to defer his plans to subpoena telephone executives after Vice President Dick Cheney said they would be precluded on national security grounds from answering questions about the reported disclosure of call records.
Luis Hernandez laughs as he sells fake driver's licenses and Social Security cards. The joke to him and others in his line of work is the government's promise to put people like him out of business with a tamperproof national ID card.
Facing a wave of litigation challenging its eavesdropping at home and its handling of terror suspects abroad, the Bush administration is increasingly turning to a legal tactic that swiftly torpedoes most lawsuits: the state secrets privilege. In r
Fleets of unmanned "drone" aircraft fitted with powerful cameras are to be used to patrol Europe's borders in a dramatic move to combat people-smuggling, illegal immigration, and terrorism. The Independent on Sunday can today reveal th
Wen Ho Lee, the former nuclear weapons scientist once suspected of being a spy, settled his privacy lawsuit and will receive $1.6 million from the government and five news organizations in a case that turned into a fight over reporters' confident
Boulder City, Nevada recently began setting up illegal suspicionless car seat checkpoints around the city. Luckily, not everyone in Boulder City is ready to roll over to unconstitutional demands on their person and property however...
[And failing that, no doubt it will then be to save the children.] Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has said that requiring Internet service providers to save records of their customers' online activities is necessary in the fight against terror
Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, has proposed implanting the company's RFID tracking tags in immigrant and guest workers. "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it...."
Connecticut librarians spoke about their fight to stop the FBI from gaining access to patrons' library records at a news conference organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, and in a subsequent interview with RAW STORY.