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The reauthorization of Section 702 is one of the most important issues facing Congress in the second half of this year.
The record penalty seems to be based less on the Facebook parent company's lax data practices than the U.S. intelligence community's data-collection programs.
Despite some headway in protecting privacy, the surveillance state hasn’t gone away.
Officials shield government abuses from litigation by claiming “national security.” The Supreme Court declined to weigh in.
Part of a law that authorizes warrantless snooping is about to expire, opening up a opportunity to better protect our privacy rights.
Plus: Formerly imprisoned NSA contractor Reality Winner gets interviewed by 60 Minutes, San Francisco tries the novel approach of not taxing businesses to death, and more...
Do Americans have a right to know the extent that the government surveils them?
We were warned about the dangerous power of the USA PATRIOT Act. Edward Snowden proved that critics were justified.
The Reign of Terror author on fighting surveillance and interventionism done in the name of stopping jihad.
The Fox News pundit’s emails were probably reviewed legally—and that’s part of the problem.
The National Security Agency arranged for security systems to be secretly compromised. Then the Chinese government allegedly found its way in.
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
NSA Ruling Reminds Us That Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security Is a Bipartisan Impulse
A federal appeals court concludes that the agency's mass collection of phone records was illegal and probably unconstitutional.
All the worst people are still mad he blew the whistle on government snooping.
At least something good could come out of this mess of an investigation.
Barton Gellman's new book is a riveting account of exposing NSA excesses to the light of the day.
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.
The USA Freedom Act expired in March. Some senators are pushing for better privacy protections before the renewal vote.
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.
She’s nearly three years into a five-year sentence for releasing classified documents showing Russian attempts to hack U.S. election systems.
A bipartisan coalition wants to restrain secret snooping and create more independent oversight of the secretive FISA Court.
A judge rules whistleblower’s failure to subject Permanent Record to pre-publication review violates non-disclosure agreement.
Nunes attacked those who wanted to restrain NSA’s snooping. Clearly he never considered whether his call records would be exposed.
Freedom could never be imposed at the point of a gun, but perhaps it could be sown by the spread of silicon and fiber. Or so I thought.
Snowden didn’t subject his autobiography Permanent Record to pre-publication review by the federal government that’s also trying to throw him in prison.
Don't blame him for any FISA abuses. He's been fighting it for years.
Section 215 has been used to secretly access our private data, but hasn't accomplished much.
After years of political fights over our privacy, a potential end in mass phone metadata collection
The feds have allegedly abandoned the program. These four want to make sure it stays dead.
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
For years, security state advocates fought to maintain the authority to snoop on your phone records. Are they really giving up?
Bombshell Report About Americans Helping UAE Hack Phones Is a Warning Against Compromising Encryption
Hacking tools end up in the hands of some dangerous people. So, apparently, do our government hackers.
This will have potentially serious consequences for those investigating election meddling.
The USA Freedom Act was supposed to reduce unwarranted access to our personal data. That's not what happened.
After a Year Stuck in Jail, Reality Winner to Accept Plea Deal for Leaking NSA Report on Russian Election Meddling
Our terrible federal espionage laws won't let her argue the leak served the public's interest.
Public-key encryption has brought a drastic shift in power from the state to individuals.