U.S. lawmakers of both parties and in both houses say they are unsure how Congress will deal with the federal government's expiring authorization for domestic surveillance in the fight against terrorism.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden took to Reddit Thursday, once again answering questions about surveillance reform, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's 10-hour filibuster, and whether or not he misses pizza in Russia.
Amid lots and lots of interesting, and wonderful to hear on the floor of the Senate, stuff from Rand Paul in his just-concluded talk about all the reasons why the Patriot Act needs to go and the USA Freedom Act needs to be amended before it's passed
As more information emerges about the bulk collection of phone records, the remaining arguments in its favor fall one by one.
Remember the bombshell report from March that accused agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) engaging in wild sex parties with prostitutes? Well, apparently that's not the only good part of it, as MuckRock just discovered.
A group called "we are always listening" has been raising awareness about the NSA by recording people's private conversations while they speak with friends in public.
Today, software can be a weapon. Malware has been used to spy on activists from Bahrain, and the Ethiopian government has targeted journalists while they were in the United States.
Right after Islamist militants attacked Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery in January, leaving 17 people dead, we swore we would not fall into the surveillance trap.
The USA Freedom Act has passed the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly with 338 votes in favor and 88 against. It now moves to the U.S. Senate.
Remember the "right to be forgotten"? It's been a year since the EU Court of Justice ruled that search engines must "delist" out-of-date or inaccurate links in results if requested, and the anniversary has been marked with a set of stats from G
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he is shocked at how little information the National Security Agency is collecting through American phone records.
This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA's metadata collection program was not authorized in US law.
Practice revealed by Edward Snowden collection of metadata of all US phone calls being debated.
SPEECH RECOGNITION IS NSA'S BEST-KEPT OPEN SECRET
Germany's BND intelligence agency sends mammoth amounts of phone and text data to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) each month, Die Zeit Online reported, highlighting the scale of spying cooperation which has unleashed a political row here.
Tales of suspected controlled deliveries by police and seizure letters from customs agents are so prevalent in the dark web community that some have written them off as "FUD"--fear, uncertainty, and doubt--planted by law enforcement to dissuade
ISIS and corporate media ramp up propaganda
This week, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the Australian government is actually guilty of some of the same privacy violations that the US government is now infamous for.
This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA's metadata collection program was not authorized in US law. The PATRIOT Act, under which the program began, was too vague, The court found.
One lesson of American history is that in times of war or crisis, American presidents, lawmakers, and citizens often lose their minds.
A bill introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would require law enforcement agencies to obtain court-ordered warrants before searching electronic communications of U.S. citizens.
Victory: Federal Appeals Court Declares NSA Domestic Spying on Telephone Calls Illegal, 'Staggering' in Scope, and Unauthorized by USA Patriot Act
LET THE BATTLE FOR PRIVACY BEGIN
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