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Part three in Reason's documentary series, "Cypherpunks Write Code," tells the story of the U.S. government's long battle to keep strong cryptography out of the hands of its citizens
Congress' one Libertarian member cited the counterproductive, free speech-threatening nature of the resolution to explain his "no" vote.
At least something good could come out of this mess of an investigation.
Majority 2–1 opinion says prosecutors, not judges, have the discretion to drop the case against the former Trump aide.
Federal spending on policing has quadrupled since the 1980s, while state and local spending has increased by about one-third.
National security journalist Barton Gellman talks about "the surveillance-industrial state," the possibility of a Biden presidency or a second Trump term, and his gripping new book.
Barton Gellman's new book is a riveting account of exposing NSA excesses to the light of the day.
The FBI and attorney general want to ruin everybody's data security and draft Apple into compromising your safety.
The Michael Flynn Unmasking Fight Is Another Chance for More Transparency About Secret Government Surveillance
People insisted the wiretapping of Carter Page was perfectly normal. That turned out to be wrong.
An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated.
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Senate Votes Down Protections Against Warrantless Government Collection of Americans' Browser and Search History
The amendment lost by one vote. Absent from today's vote? Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Feds now say the national security advisor's lie wasn’t “material” and they cannot prove it.
The USA Freedom Act expired in March. Some senators are pushing for better privacy protections before the renewal vote.
If you’re invoking an obscure law designed for the purpose of punishing political adversaries, don’t be surprised when it backfires.
Agents regularly attempt to catch suspects in lies to threaten them with prosecution, even when they can’t prove underlying crimes.
An innocent man was beaten up by a local police detective and an FBI agent. No one wants to take responsibility.
Carter Page was not an anomaly.
They have a long history of spying on dissident political groups, from early 20th century socialists and mid-century civil rights leaders to modern environmentalists and Black Lives Matter.
The Feds' Bulk Collection of Our Data Records Has Been Expensive and Useless. But That Doesn't Mean It's Going to Stop.
A congressional battle erupts over how much to reform the soon-to-expire USA Freedom Act—if they reform it at all.
The Government Says These Men Have No Recourse Against FBI Agents Who Used the 'No Fly' List To Punish Them
The Supreme Court will decide whether three Muslims who refused to be informants can sue for damages under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The former national security advisor accuses prosecutors of misconduct—and says his former defense lawyers had conflicts of interest.
The FBI Wants To Treat Carter Page Warrant Mistakes Like Training Problems. A Court Adviser Says That's Not Enough.
After seriously messing up its warrant applications with the FISA Court, can the FBI be trusted?
A deadly shooting on a Naval base in Florida may lead to a new battle against encryption.
The Cato Institute wants Congress to investigate the FBI after it refused to confirm or deny the existence of files on dozens of political advocacy groups.
Hate crime data suggest that claim is overblown.
Trumpists Who Attacked the 'Deep State' Now Instinctively Trust U.S. Intelligence Agencies About the Soleimani Strike
Be skeptical of the spymasters.
Judge demands to know what the agency will do prevent future “omissions” in the applications.
In an interview with Fox News, the former FBI director admitted mistakes with the FISA process but defended his team.
Clint Eastwood's masterful true-life drama about a wrongly accused American hero doubles as an awkward brief for Trump.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Testimony on FBI Failures Should Be a Wakeup Call for the Media and the GOP
Republicans were wrong to side with the state on privacy issues, and the media was wrong to lionize anti-Trump G-men.
Was what happened with Carter Page an anomaly or does the agency regularly leave out important information?
The Inspector General Report Is a Huge Blow to the FBI's Credibility. Why Is It Being Treated Like Vindication?
The government's surveillance of Carter Page might not have been improperly motivated, but it was still seriously flawed.
The FBI’s screw-ups when wiretapping Carter Page weren’t motivated by political bias. But that’s not exactly good news.
The bureau has a long history of escaping accountability for intrusive and abusive action.
Even if they unseat a president opposed by many Americans, the FBI and the intelligence community are not the heroes you're looking for.
Operation Independence Day is just Operation Cross Country by a different name.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
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Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.