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Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection Of Phone Records

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

By David Ingram (Reuters) - Opening another front in the legal challenges to U.S. government surveillance, a human rights group has sued...

Obama Expected To Endorse Surveillance Reform

AP | JULIE PACE and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for ...

Obama Hints NSA Phone Records Program May Change

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested Friday that he may be ready to make some changes in the bulk collection of Americans' phone recor...

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

Ron Wyden Speaks Out On NSA Collecting Phone Records

AP | VALERIE BONK | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senator who has been instrumental in the fight for open government warned Wednesday that the government's practice of "vacuuming up th...

Lucia Graves

Mark Udall: No Proof Phone Records Program Stops Terrorism | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Sunday expressed skepticism over whether the government's v...

Sam Stein

Congress, White House Point Fingers In Snooping Scandal | Sam Stein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Revelations of massive data mining by the National Security Agency have prompted a blame game between the White House and Congress over ...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Gerry Smith

NSA Whistleblowers On Surveillance: We Told You So | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology

For years, four former National Security Agency analysts warned that the government was conducting widespread surveillance on domestic communications....

Judge Who Signed Off On Phone Records Made Another Sweeping Decision

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roger Vinson, the federal judge who approved the Obama administration's secret collection of telephone records of millions of Verizon cu...

Government Offers Verizon Bundling Package to Steal Your Information Three Times as Fast

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Obama Administration is offering a brand new bundling service to American citizens through Verizon that is guaranteed to steal your personal information at three times the normal speed.

Report: NSA Collecting Millions Of Phone Records Daily

The Guardian | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms p...

FBI Broke Law For Years In Collecting U.S. Phone Records

Washington Post | John Solomon and Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or ...

SBA Goes to Federal Court of Appeals to Withhold Phone Records

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Anytime you want to look at what the Small Business Administration is doing, you have to go to federal court to get it. Clearly they have something to hide.

FBI Says It Improperly Obtained Phone Records Of NYT, WaPo Reporters

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it had improperly obtained the phone records of reporters for The New York Times and The Washingt...