iOS app Android app

Phone Surveillance

Dem: Alternate Ways For NSA To Collect Data Would Have Been 'Disastrous'

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the Natio...

Spy Chief: We Should've Told You We Track Your Calls

The Daily Beast | Eli Lake | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans' call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits i...

Matt Sledge

Wireless Carrier Warns Of Secret Government Data Requests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

A small wireless carrier has released the industry's first transparency report, opening a slender window onto the world of government data requests fo...

NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal, New York Judge Rules

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government...

Strong Defense Of Phone-Tracking Program Revealed

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a let...

Court Approves Continued U.S. Phone Surveillance After Controversy

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A secret U.S. intelligence court renewed an order Friday to continue forcing Verizon Communications to turn over hundreds of millio...

The FBI Walks a Perilous Line Between Surveillance and Outright Spying

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

With legitimate lethal terrorist threats that the U.S. faces, the FBI must play a front line role in monitoring potential terrorist activities and nipping them in the bud. But the history of over reach and outright law breaking by the FBI and other government agencies still looms large.

Sam Stein

Jeff Merkley Presses FISA Court To Open Its Books On Phone Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Towards the end of his hearing Wednesday on cyber threats and the intelligence community’s surveillance efforts, Gen. Keith Alexander,...

Sam Stein

Congress, White House Point Fingers In Snooping Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...