The Washington Post reports that the NSA and FBI are tapping directly into the servers of 9 Internet companies to track people's movements and contacts.

Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence officer accused of “aiding the enemy” by leaking government documents to WikiLeaks, is finally on trial this week. by Alex Newman

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. 

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