Congress Sends NSA Phone-Records Bill To PresidentCongress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.
Obama: 'Handful Of Senators' Standing In The Way Of The Patriot ActPresident Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.
Facebook: 24 Percent Rise In Government Requests For User DataFacebook announced it received nearly 35,000 requests for data from governments all over the world in the first six months of 2014.
U.S. Government to Local Cops: Keep Quiet on Neighborhood Cellphone SurveillanceThe Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.
Report: NSA Installing Spyware On US-Made HardwareGlenn Greenwald's book contains documents showing NSA intercepting computer networking devices and planting spyware before they were shipped overseas.
Merkel: 'Difficulties Yet To Overcome' In US Spy ScandalPresident Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.
Apple Co-Founder: Snowden Is A 'Hero'Steve Wozniac praised the NSA leaker for helping the cause of freedom.
NATO Deploys Surveillance Planes To Ukraine BorderAWACS will fly over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.
14 States Propose Bills To Curtail Powers Of Law Enforcement To Monitor, Track CitizensAngry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.
Obama Expected To Curb NSA Access To Phone RecordsSpying on foreign leaders will also be curtailed.
Justice Dept. Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Judge's NSA Surveillance RulingGovernment 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.
Report: Germany Summoning U.S. Ambassador Over Eavesdropping QuestionsThe German government is demanding a "complete explanation" about claims the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone.
Official: US, Germany To Negotiate 'No Spy' PactA 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.
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.
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.