FBI Using Facial Recognition Software To Track Suspects Despite Privacy ConcernsThe FBI’s newly created Next Generation Identification (NGI) system allows police departments across the country to submit photos based on facial recognition to find any matches among millions of mug shots, State Department data and driver’s license photos.
Drug Agency Sued Over Fake Facebook AccountThe DEA used photographs and other personal information from the cell phone of a woman arrested in a cocaine case, hoping to trick her friends into revealing incriminating evidence, claims a lawsuit.
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.
DOJ To Release Hundreds Of Previously Classified Documents Of Secret Spy CourtThe Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country's long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs.
DOJ Declassifying Portions Of Secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court OpinionsThe Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government's authority to seize records under the Patriot Act.
Coalition Sues To Halt Feds' Electronic SurveillanceRights 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.
Federal Mandate Makes Unlocking Cellphones A Punishable CrimeLegislation 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.