surveillance

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

Justice Dept. Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Judge’s NSA Surveillance Ruling

Government lawyers are asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that threatens the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting every Americans’ telephone records every day.

01/03/2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked President Obama if the U.S. was tapping her cell phone. (GERARD CERLES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Germany Summoning U.S. Ambassador Over Eavesdropping Questions

The German government is demanding a “complete explanation” about claims the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

10/24/2013

Obama Asks Germans For 'Benefit Of The Doubt' On NSA (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Official: US, Germany To Negotiate ‘No Spy’ Pact

A senior German official says Germany and the U.S. will begin talks this month on an agreement not to spy on one another in wake of the revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

08/12/2013

File photo of the FBI seal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: FBI Visits NSA Leaker’s Dad In Pa.

A newspaper reports the FBI has visited the Pennsylvania home of a man whose son identified himself as the source of leaks about a top-secret U.S. surveillance program.

06/10/2013

File photo of a surveillance aircraft (Photo By Dod/Getty Images)

Is Big Data Turning Government Into ‘Big Brother?’

With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.

06/07/2013

Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Police, Politicians Nationwide Push Surveillance Post-Boston

Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on their streets.

05/02/2013

File photo of video camera. (Photo credit: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

No Criminal Charges for Cop Who Placed Camera in School Bathroom

Anne Arundel County Police say no crime was committed when an officer put a device that was believed to be a camera in the men’s restroom of a high school.

04/16/2013

A New York Police Department (NYPD) van is viewed on Jan. 26, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

White House Pumped Millions Into NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Programs

Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance.

02/27/2012

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