The editors of Antiwar.com are suing the FBI for access to surveillance files they say the agency has compiled on them and their online magazine.
The new book Deep State by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady reads like an encomium rather an indictment of the federal government's secret activities.
In a letter to Senator Harry Reid, the Department of Justice reported that the FISA court approved every request by the government to place citizens under electronic surveillance.
In another skirmish in the gun-control war, the federal government told Cody Wilson to remove from his website free blueprints for 3D guns.
An inadvertent leak that the federal government was able to listen to phone calls made by the wife of one of the Boston bombers has exposed the government's enormous, and invasive, ability to collect all such data from every citizen in the country.
The U.S. Senate approved a bill Monday by a vote of 69-27 authorizing states to require out-of-state sellers to collect and remit state and local taxes on sales made to in-state customers.
A new proposal would give the federal government real-time access to all private online communications of every American.
As the Senate moves toward likely passage of legislation to allow states to tax Internet sales, some unusual coalitions continue to push for and against the bill.
Senate sources report that CISPA (the controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act) likely will not come up for a vote this year.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill sponsored by Senators Jim Leahy and Mike Lee that would require law enforcement and government to obtain warrants before searching electronic communications.