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The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DOJ To Release Hundreds Of Previously Classified Documents Of Secret Spy Court

The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country’s long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs.

09/10/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DOJ Declassifying Portions Of Secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Opinions

The Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government’s authority to seize records under the Patriot Act.

09/05/2013

Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

Coalition Sues To Halt Feds’ Electronic Surveillance

Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.

07/16/2013

A mandate from the Librarian of Congress has made it illegal to "unlock" a cell phone.(Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Federal Mandate Makes Unlocking Cellphones A Punishable Crime

Legislation mandated by The Librarian of Congress will make unlocking a cellphone an illegal act subject to $2,500 fines, or up to 5 years of imprisonment for larger operations.

01/28/2013

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