Weak reforms to the government’s power to secretly snoop on Americans wasn’t enough for the president. What happens next?
Sen. Wyden withdraws support for amendment due to fears it has been weakened too much.
The House will consider a surveillance reform proposal that failed in the Senate by just one vote.
An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated.
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.
An amendment to a FISA renewal bill would let the FBI snoop on your online browser history.
The USA Freedom Act expired in March. Some senators are pushing for better privacy protections before the renewal vote.
Carter Page was not an anomaly.
Some Republican senators are working hard to get Trump behind stronger fixes.
Privacy activists on the left and the right decry a limp set of proposed changes to the USA Freedom Act.
Plus: Who's using Clearview AI?, court rules against Joe Arpaio, and more...
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.
A bipartisan coalition wants to restrain secret snooping and create more independent oversight of the secretive FISA Court.
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?
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.
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 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.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
Don't blame him for any FISA abuses. He's been fighting it for years.
Justin Amash and Rand Paul Disagree About Impeachment, but Fight Together for Federal Surveillance Reform
Both still see surveillance abuse that needs fixing. They’re pursuing different paths to get there.
The most absurd attack against the Michigan congressman involves ignoring his entire history in office.
Politicizing transparency is not a way to help Americans understand Russia investigation.
And the guidelines for spying on journalists may be even looser under Trump.
Heavily redacted report shows the FBI believed former Trump aide was helping the Russians.
Did they follow appropriate procedures to get permission to wiretap?
Judge allows until summer for an unprecedented disclosure of warrant info from one of our most secretive courts.
Argues that secret wiretap authorizations were not abused.
Trump says he's inclined to do so, but letter expresses concerns about "sensitive passages."
And Donald Trump just might be the president to give ICE free rein.
The Nunes memo says the FBI deceived the court. Grassley's memo suggests the FBI was tricked itself.
Why should we have to rely on Dem and GOP spin? Americans have every right to know what happened.
More Republican skepticism of law enforcement agencies is a welcome development.
The Nunes memo deserved to be released, and so does the forthcoming Schiff one. But come on, D.C., get serious about abuse of FISA and other powers!
Now that it's out, nobody's minds seem to have changed.
White House Releases Declassified Memo Alleging Bias in FBI Surveillance of Trump Campaign Staffer (UPDATE: Dem Memo Details Leaked)
Nunes report claims Democratic Party-origins of Steele dossier concealed from court.
Meet the Republicans Who Care About Surveillance Abuse Only When Trump's the Target (UPDATE: Trump Signs 702 Bill)
They voted to expand federal snooping. Now they're outraged about how it's used.
Push by lawmakers for stricter warrant requirements fails.
Hours later he walks it back.
Rep. Thomas Massie explains why he will vote "hell no" on renewal of FISA if Congress doesn't reform the 702 program.
House to vote on a bill that would codify unwarranted searches of Americans' communications.